ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. -- NYIT, ranked 11th nationally by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), advanced to the program's first NCAA quarterfinal with a 5-0 victory against St. Mary's (Texas) on Wednesday morning at Sanlando Park.

Graduate student Madalina Florea clinched the match victory with a 6-0, 6-2 victory against Joanie Bryant at sixth singles.

DII WOMEN'S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP
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Finals: Barry holds on to beat Armstrong Atlantic
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Semis: Armstrong Atl. to play for third consecutive title
Semis: Barry gets past Hawaii Pacific 5-1
Quarterfinal Recap
Maloof: Saint Leo's coach Summerfield is one-of-a-kind
Quarters: Hawaii Pacific oulasts Columbus State
Quarters: Armstrong Atl. heads back to semifinals
Quarters: Saint Leo makes school history
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Round of 16: SW Baptist survives | Barry beats Ind. (Pa.)
Round of 16: Cal (Pa.) sweeps | Hawaii Pacific moves on
Round of 16: St. Leo survives | Columbus State wins
Round of 16: NYIT advances | Armstrong sweeps
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The Bears improved to 25-5 on the season with the victory, while the Rattlers brought the year to a close with a 16-5 overall record.

NYIT claimed a 3-0 lead after doubles play but it was not without a fight. Sara Burinato and Alexandra Borgenhoff were up 7-0 at second singles only to see Jamie Lee Denton and Felicity Delgado come back with three game points before the Bears won 8-3.

At second doubles, Gabriela Siembab and Claudia Sanchez Gonzales then rallied for an 8-2 victory. The final point was scored after Alessia Rossetti and Justyna Krol came back from a 3-2 deficit to claim a 5-3 lead to then win 8-6.

The Bears reached match point when Borgenhoff defeated Delgado 6-1, 6-0 at fourth singles. NYIT was up on both the second and sixth singles courts before Florea advanced the Bears.