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The road to the Big East Tournament was a long and winding one
for the Rutgers tennis team, but its goal of a trip to the
semifinals is finally in sight. Rutgers begins the final leg of its
journey today in the tournament's opening round against West
Virginia at noon in South Bend, Ind.
Freshman Stefania Balasa posted the Knights' best singles record
for the season at 19-1 and combined with fellow rookie Vanessa
Petrini to go 5-4 in doubles play.
Senior No. 1 singles Amy Zhang ended her home career with
Rutgers at 29-0 and pushed her record on the season to 15-5 with a
6-2, 6-1 victory in her match yesterday in Manasquan, N.J., against
Junior Jenifer Holzberg, No. 1 doubles partner to senior Amy
Zhang, leads the Knights in singles play with a 15-4 record.
Holzberg and Zhang, who are 14-5 in doubles play this season, will
play their final home match together today in Manasquan, N.J.
Nature toyed with the Rutgers tennis team all season. Winter
storms and low temperatures pushed the Scarlet Knights' first five
home matches off campus, and today's season finale against
Connecticut will suffer the same fate with rain in the
Freshmen Vanessa Petrini, left, and Stefania Balasa continued
their strong rookie seasons this weekend, when they beat their
Georgetown opponents. Petrini also played in the No. 5 singles slot
against Villanova on'Sunday, and won that match, 6-0, 6-2. Balasa
won two doubles matches teamed with junior Morgan Ivey.
The Rutgers tennis team shut out Villanova, 7-0, on Sunday,
marking the Scarlet Knights' eighth sweep of the season, but it was
more impressive considering they were less than 24 hours removed
from losing to Georgetown for the first time since 2000.
Senior captain Amy Zhang led the Knights' improved singles play,
combined with their change in fortune in doubles.
There are a plethora of adjectives that can describe Jennifer
Holzberg, but she would only choose two: aggressive and consistent.
Anyone following the Rutgers tennis team during the 2011 season
would be hard pressed to argue with that description of the junior
from Easton, Conn.
Freshman'Stefania Balasa won both her matches in straight
There are many factors in play when a team goes on a long
winning streak — it needs consistency, hard work and even a little
bit of luck.
The mission for the Rutgers tennis team all season long is to
finish in the top four of the Big East and earn a first-round bye
in the conference tournament. The Scarlet Knights can take a big
step towards reaching that goal this weekend, when they travel to
Morgantown, W. Va., to face both Pittsburgh and West Virginia.
Despite changes to the lineup made by head coach Ben Bucca, the
Knights' No. 1 doubles pair of senior Amy Zhang and junior Jennifer
Holzberg took its match against Seton Hall en route to the team's
7-0 sweep of the match.
Junior Jennifer Holzberg has a 14-2 record in No. 2 singles and
teams with Amy Zhang on the top doubles team.
Senior Amy Zhang is the Knights' No. 1 singles player but also
part of their top doubles partnership with Jennifer Holzberg.
Freshman Vanessa Petrini excels for the Scarlet Knights in the
No. 6 singles slot, where she rallied against Syracuse to improve
her record to 13-2.
Tennis finally returns to the Rutgers campus today, when the
Rutgers tennis team takes on Seton Hall at 3 p.m. at the RU Tennis
Complex. The Scarlet Knights previously played all four of their
home matches at the Atlantic Club in Manasquan, N.J., after the
collapse of the Busch Tennis Bubble earlier in the year.
Senior captain Amy Zhang won both of her singles matches against
St.'John's and Syracuse this weekend and also claimed a pair of
victories in doubles play. Head coach Ben Bucca kept Zhang
partnered with Jennifer Holzberg, and the pair won both
The Rutgers tennis team lifted a significant weight off its
shoulder this weekend, when it finally locked down Big East
conference wins. The Scarlet Knights started off with two losses in
conference play before defeating St. John's, 6-1, on Friday in
Queens, N.Y., and Syracuse, 4-3, on Sunday at the Atlantic Club in