Seniors Ally Westling and Andrea Wolf.
April 13, 2014
CINCINNATI- The Xavier women's tennis team rounded out their regular season schedule with a shutout victory over BIG EAST opponent Providence, 7-0. This is the teams fourth shutout in a row and eighth of the season. XU finished its regular season schedule with a record of 17-5 and a BIG EAST record of 3-1.
Freshman Sydney Liggins started out singles competition with a shutout win over Maria Clara Bernardez at the No. 1 position, 6-0, 6-0. Fellow freshman Cristina Di Lorenzo snatched the second singles point by beating Jennifer DeLuca, 6-1, 6-0.
Senior Andrea Wolf defeated Olivia Hogan at the No. 5 position, 6-1, 6-1, to give Xavier a 3-0 advantage over Providence. Lizzie Oosterbaan quickly won another singles point over Amanda Pitocco, 6-3, 6-4.
The doubles pairing of Brinker and Liggins beat Bernardez and Hogan in true Musketeer fashion, 8-0. Di Lorenzo and Patton quickly followed with an 8-2 victory over Prinos and Ramirez.
"Today was a great finish to a very successful regular season and a great send off to our Seniors Ally Westling and Andrea Wolf," said head coach Eric Toth. "Our program has been successful over the last several years and Ally and Andrea have been a big part of it. Our girls are really looking forward to the BIG EAST tournament in a couple of weekends. If we compete like we have all season and play opportunistically, I'm confident this group can make a deep run towards a championship."
Up next for the Musketeers is the BIG EAST Tournament April 24-27th at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, home of the U.S. Open, in New York.
1. Liggins (XU) def. Bernardez (PC) 6-0, 6-0
2. Brinker (XU) def. Prinos (PC) 6-1, 6-3
3. Di Lorenzo (XU) def. DeLuca (PC) 6-1, 6-0
4. Patton (XU) def. Ramirez (PC) 6-2, 6-2
5. Wolf (XU) def. Hogan (PC) 6-1, 6-1
6. Oosterbaan (XU) def. Pitocco (PC) 6-3, 6-4
1. Liggins/Brinker (XU) def. Bernardez/Hogan (PC) 8-0
2. Di Lorenzo/Patton (XU) def. Prinos/Ramirez (PC) 8-2
3. Westling/Wolf (XU) led DeLuca/Pitocco (PC) 7-5, Did Not Finish
Xavier 7, Providence 0
Xavier: 17-5, BIG EAST 3-1
Providence: 5-13, BIG EAST 1-4
Order of Finish: Singles (1, 3, 5, 6, 4, 2) Doubles (1, 2)