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Niagara Women's Tennis falls to Quinnipiac


NORTH HAVEN, Conn. – The Niagara women's tennis team was unable to hold on to an early lead as the Purple Eagles were defeated by the four-time defending MAAC champions Quinnipiac Bobcats on Saturday.

Match Summary
  • The Purple Eagles led 1-0 after winning the doubles point.
  • In No. 3 doubles, Chhinda Som and Ali Hutchinson defeated Payton Bradely and Stephanie Yanosov, 7-5. The No. 1 team of Stella Peisakhova and Andreea Peteu edged Jennifer Lu and Layla Rodriguez, 7-6.
  • The Bobcats, however, bounced back in singles to win all six matches.
  • Chhinda Som and Shannon Wong lost in three sets in three and four singles, respectively.
  • Ali Hutchinson and Sharlee Deshmukh both lost two close matches in straight sets.
Up Next

  • Niagara hosts Binghamton at the Village Glen Tennis Center on March 30 at 1 p.m.
Quinnipiac 6, Niagara University 1
 Singles competition
1. Dominique Vasile (QUI) def. Peisakhova, Stella (NIAW) 6-2, 6-1
2. Jennifer Lu (QUI) def. Peteu, Andreea (NIAW) 6-1, 6-1
3. Payton Bradley (QUI) def. Som, Chhinda (NIAW) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
4. Layla Rodriguez (QUI) def. Wong, Shannon (NIAW) 7-6, 5-7, 1-0
5. Proyfon Lohaphaisan (QUI) def. Hutchinson, Ali (NIAW) 6-3, 7-6
6. Stephanie Yanosov (QUI) def. Deshmukh, Sharlee (NIAW) 6-3, 6-3
 Doubles competition
1. Peisakhova, Stella/Peteu, Andreea (NIAW) def. Jennifer Lu/Layla Rodriguez (QUI) 7-6
2. Dominique Vasile/Proyfon Lohaphaisan (QUI) def. Wong, Shannon/Deshmukh, Sharlee (NIAW) 6-3
3. Som, Chhinda/Hutchinson, Ali (NIAW) def. Payton Bradley/Stephanie Yanosov (QUI) 7-5
Match Notes:
Niagara University 4-15, 0-2 MAAC
Quinnipiac 8-5, 3-0 MAAC
T-4:15  A-50 

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