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Being the ace of a Big Ten team is no cake walk, as the Rutgers tennis team’s Gina Li faces the toughest opponents that rival squads have to offer every time she steps onto the court.At this high Division 1 college level, it’s not just the body that has to endure fatigue, as there are enormous mental and emotional strains that also threaten an athlete.“I still get nervous before matches, especially the big ones,” Li said.
The Rutgers tennis team dropped two home matches this weekend, the first being a loss to Ohio State, 7-0, Saturday afternoon at the East Brunswick Racquet Club.Currently ranked No. 2 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), the Buckeyes represented the highest-ranked opponent to visit New Jersey's state school in the tennis program’s history.
Saturday, the Rutgers tennis team (6-9, 0-5) has a noon match versus Ohio State at the Rutgers University Tennis Complex.
The Rutgers tennis team has been on a defiant quest this spring to earn its first Big Ten victory and Friday against Illinois it came as close as it has to accomplishing that goal.The Scarlet Knights lost a tight 4-3 match that afternoon and are now 6-9 overall and 0-5 in conference play.Their match versus the Fighting Illini (7-6, 1-1 Big Ten) began outdoors at the Rutgers Tennis Complex, but was quickly moved to the East Brunswick Racquet Club due to rain. Only a few games of doubles were played when the players and coaches were rushed indoors and the rapid transition seemed to affect Rutgers more than the visitors. Once in East Brunswick, Illinois secured the doubles point handily, winning 6-2 in both the first and second matchups. “We had a slow start and lost the point,” said senior Gina Li.
Renowned business writer Tom Peters once said, “Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence — only in constant improvement and constant change.”After some measured success against an extremely talented Indiana team, the Rutgers women’s tennis team looks to build off that performance and earn its first conference win Friday.The Scarlet Knights (6-8) face the tough Big Ten rival, Illinois, at 12:30 p.m.
The Rutgers tennis team dropped 3 of 4 matches over Spring Break.
The Rutgers tennis team was unable to snag its first conference win nor get back in the win column over the weekend as it dropped both of its matches to Northwestern and the College of Charleston.
The Rutgers tennis team will face Northwestern Friday at 12:30 p.m. at the East Brunswick Racquet Club.
The Rutgers tennis team (4-3) fought, scratched and clawed throughout its match against Maryland at the East Brunswick Racquet Club, but the effort ultimately fell short in a 7-0 loss to Maryland (3-6).
Unlike most movie sequels these days, the Rutgers tennis team’s second all-time meeting with NJIT was just as impressive as the first.Entering the fight with a two-match winning streak, the Rutgers (4-2) defeated NJIT (3-4) seven games to zero on Thursday at the East Brunswick Racquet Club.
The Rutgers tennis team will travel to West Point, New York, this Saturday to play the Black Knights of Army in search of capturing its first consecutive wins in the young season.
The Rutgers tennis team split a pair of matches against in-state rivals last weekend, defeating Seton Hall 5-2 Sunday after falling to Princeton by the same score two days earlier.
The Rutgers tennis team is scheduled to face two in-state rivals. The Knights hope to avenge their most recent loss to Princeton while maintaining their dominance over Seton Hall.
The Rutgers tennis team narrowly won its home opener Friday afternoon, defeating Binghamton, 4-3, at the East Brunswick Racquet Club.
While Rutgers didn't manage to grab a single win in Big Ten play, junior Gina Li and the Knights competed with some of the nation's elite in each match.
The last point has been played and the final scores have been recorded.For the Rutgers tennis team, the first season in the Big Ten has officially come to an end.
The regular season is over.In its final weekend set, the Rutgers tennis team dropped both matches on the road to Purdue and Indiana, ending the season without a team conference win.The Scarlet Knights (6-14, 0-11) headed west after a week of practice, hoping to regroup after their trip to Illinois last weekend.
Freshman Chloe Lee was defeated in strait sets by Indiana's Shannon Murdy April 12. The Knights suffered defeat as a team as well, 6-1.
It seems like only days ago that the season was a blank page with limitless opportunities for success.But with this weekend comes the end of the regular season for the Rutgers tennis team along with the last two chances to capture a Big Ten win.The Scarlet Knights (6-12, 0-9) will travel to Indiana for back-to-back matches against two more ranked opponents.
As the regular season winds down, the Rutgers tennis team is approaching the final weeks of its first season in the Big Ten.While they have yet to secure a conference win, the Scarlet Knights (6-12, 0-9) are optimistic about what the years ahead will bring, including the annual battles with nationally ranked tennis powerhouses like Ohio State and Northwestern.