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Women's Tennis Concludes Day One of Quinnipiac Invitational

HAMDEN, Conn. (Sept. 19, 2008) – The first day of the double competition ended at the Quinnipiac Invitational this afternoon with the University of Connecticut’s women’s tennis team doubles pair of Allison Campitello (Staten Island, N.Y.) and BreAnn Cheung (Tuscon, Ariz.) advancing to the semifinal round tomorrow.

Campitello and Cheung were successful in the “A” flight, winning their match 8-3 over Chelsea Downing and Emma Czarnecki from Bryant. The UConn duo continued their success, defeating the Quinnipiac pair Lisanne Steinert and Nicole Adams, 8-4.

In the “A” doubles flight, Kelly LoRusso (Shoreham, N.Y.) and Emily Herb (Cherry Hill, N.J.) defeated Fairfield’s Marisa Voloshin and Gretchen Amberg, 8-1 to start the day. LoRusso and Herb lost their second match 8-4 to Rhode Island’s Tirstany and Kristen Leikem.

Katie Moritz (York, Pa.) and Alexa Gregory (State College, Pa.), in “B” doubles, won their match over Rosenberger and Lowewenstein, 8-6. Moritz and Gregory fell 8-4 in their second set to Brooke Hoover and Christen Cadigan from Rhode Island.

Jennifer Marotta (Nesconset, N.Y.) competed with Ali Warshavsky from Quinnipiac in the “B” doubles flight. The pair won their match 8-6 over BIG EAST competitors, Alexandra Harvey and Slavina Kaplanska of Seton Hall. Rhode Island’s Pam Emery and Amanda Barletta shut out Marotta and Warshavsky 8-0 in the second-round match.

Alexandra Venezia (Tolland, Conn.) and Emily Searle (Lyme, Conn.) lost their first match 8-2 to Quinnipiac’s Natalie Duckor and Shawna Sarson. The UConn doubles pair rebounded with an 8-6 win over Tara Brennan and Nicole Maban, representing Fairfield, in the consolation round.

The invitational continues tomorrow as all of the participating schools, Fairfield, University of Rhode Island, Seton Hall, Army, Bryant and UMBC, return to action at 9 a.m.