Duquesne Beats Bonnies to Advance to Quarterfinals

Release: 04/24/2014
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Courtesy: Erik Schelkun/Atlantic 10

MASON, Ohio—Seventh-seeded Duquesne advanced to the quarterfinals with a 4-1 win over No. 10 St. Bonaventure Thursday in the opening round of the 2014 Atlantic 10 Women’s Tennis Championship at the Lindner Family Tennis Center.

The Dukes (7-12) won the doubles point on a victory at No. 2 when Sarah Shashura and Megan Wasson defeated Fatya Amiri and Mariam Skhirtladze, 8-3. Duquesne clinched the doubles point due to a St. Bonaventure default at No. 3 doubles.

The Bonnies (6-12) won No. 1 singles behind Marisa Brossard’s 6-2, 6-1 win over Judy Li. Duquesne bounced back with wins at No. 4 and No. 5 singles. Chandler Consonery defeated Skhirtadze 6-3, 6-3 at No. 4 and Alrissa Tobe beat Taylor Cole at No. 5, 6-2, 6-3. Duquesne won No. 6 singles by default to secure the 4-1 win.

The Dukes will face No. 2 Saint Louis at 1:00 pm on Friday in the quarterfinals.

2014 Atlantic 10 Conference Women’s Tennis Championship
Match 5 – Thursday, April 24 – 3:00 pm
#7 Duquesne def. #10 St. Bonaventure, 4-1

Marisa Brossard (SBU) d. Judy Li (DUQ), 6-2, 6-1
Alexa Miller (DUQ) vs. Fatya Amiri (SBU), 4-6, 5-2 DNF
Zuzanna Stelmaszak (DUQ) vs. Mara Martinez-Santori (SBU), 4-6, 2-5 DNF
Chandler Consonery (DUQ) d. Mariam Skhirtladze (SBU), 6-3, 6-3
Alrissa Tobe (DUQ) d. Taylor Cole (SBU), 6-2, 6-3
Megan Wasson (DUQ) won by default
Order of finish: #6 (default), #1, #4, #5

Li/Miller (DUQ) vs. Brossard/Martinez-Santori (SBU), 6-6 DNF
Sarah Shashura/Wasson (DUQ) vs. Amiri/Skhirtladze (SBU), 8-3
Tobe/Stelmaszak (DUQ) won by default
Order of finish: #3 (default), #2

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