WOMEN’S BIG EAST TENNIS TOURNAMENT
No. 9 Marquette vs. No. 8 Rutgers; No. 10 Seton Hall vs. No. 7 West Virginia; No. 5 St. John’s vs. No. 12 Connecticut; No. 11 Pittsburgh vs. No. 6 Syracuse
When: Matches start today at 9 a.m.
Where: USF Varsity Tennis Courts
The story: In two conference matches, the women’s tennis team sent a message to the Big East: Watch out. Against St. John’s and DePaul, the Bulls dominated at home winning both matches 7-0. The team finished the regular season with an impressive 9-1 record, including four victories over ranked teams and achieving its highest ranking of the season finishing at No. 37.
USF boasts an impressive roster that includes three ranked players and a Top-10 doubles pairing. Courtney Vernon (No. 57), Neyssa Etienne (No. 63) and Liz Cruz (No. 75) all had impressive displays in singles play this year. Gabriela Duch and Etienne ended the season with their best ranking ever at No. 10
This season the Bulls went 10-2 at home and await the winner of the Seton Hall/West Virginia game, while Notre Dame faces the Marquette/Rutgers winner. Louisville plays the Pittsburgh/Syracuse winner, and DePaul faces the St. John’s/Connecticut winner
– Brendan Galella