Courtesy: MAAC Sports

Quinnipiac's Rencheli, Marist's Restrepo Take Home Weekly Tennis Awards

Courtesy:  MAAC Sports
Release:  April 12, 2017

Sitilia Rencheli, Quinnipiac
Sr., 6-1, Sarasota, FL/VCU

Rencheli went 4-0 this week, winning two matches in both of Quinnipiac University’s duels against Fairleigh Dickinson University and Siena College. Rencheli teamed with Kelsi Oliphant in the No. 2 doubles match against Patricia and Tatiana Eftenoiu, defeating the FDU duo, 6-3 to secure the doubles point for the Bobcats. Rencheli followed with a win over Shreya Pasricha in three sets in the No. 1 singles match, 6-3, 0-6 and 6-1.

Rencheli and Oliphant had the opportunity to secure the doubles point against Natalie Weaver and Ivana Boberic in the No. 2 doubles match against Siena and the senior duo came through for Quinnipiac, securing the point with a 6-2 win. The win was the duo's sixth straight win, which is the highest streak of the season for the Bobcats. In the No. 1 singles match, Ali Garrity took Rencheli to three sets before Rencheli would put her away. Rencheli took the first set 6-2 but dropped the second, 5-7. However, Rencheli bounced back and defeated Garrity convincingly, 6-0.

Javier Restrepo, Marist

Jr., Miami, FL/UNC-Wilmington/ New Village High School                       

Marist junior Javier Restrepo went a perfect 6-0 on the week in the Red Foxes three matches against Quinnipiac University, Niagara University, and St. Bonaventure University. Restrepo played exclusively at the first position in singles and played from the first and second position in doubles.

Restrepo’s first win of the week came from second doubles as he teamed up with Gianlucca Massa to defeat Austin Yannone and Axel Stern, 6-3. Restrepo followed up his doubles win by taking down reigning MAAC Player of the Year, Kei Ezaka in a thrilling three set match that would clinch the overall match win for the Red Foxes and improve them to 2-0 in conference play.

Against Niagara, Restrepo picked up two more wins. First playing from No.1 doubles, he teamed up with Massa again and defeated Felipe Fuentes and Francis Nadeau, 6-4. Restrepo then defeated Fuentes again, 6-2, 6-2, from the first singles spot. In his final two matches of the week, Restrepo won 6-3 at No. 2 doubles and 6-4, 6-4 at the No. 1 singles position.

This is Restrepo's third consecutive week earning the male tennis player of the week award.

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