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The Rutgers tennis team finished their season this weekend at the Big East Championships after losses to Louisville and Marquette. The Scarlet Knights would see a familiar opponent Saturday in No. 8-seeded Marquette. Rutgers beat Marquette, 5-2, earlier in the season. Marquette would surprise the Knights in this match, sweeping them with a score of 4-0.
The Rutgers tennis team opened up the Big East Championship with a 4-2 victory against St. John’s. The match was closer than the Scarlet Knights wanted it to be, but they were able to fight through to move the team into the next round of tournament play.
Freshman Gina Li delivered a No. 2 singles victory yesterday against St. John’s Diamond Adams, 6-2, 6-3.
The Rutgers tennis team was named the No. 6 seed for the Big East Championships after the seedings yesterday were announced. The Scarlet Knights will open the tournament against No. 11 seeded St. John’s. “We were pretty happy with getting the sixth seed and thought it was fair,” said freshman Gina Li.
After the Rutgers tennis team’s regular season concluded with Saturday’s 7-0 win against Georgetown, the Scarlet Knights shifted their focus to the postseason. The Big East Championships will take place from April 18-21 in Tampa, hosted by South Florida. Rutgers finished its regular season with a 13-7 overall record and a 7-3 record in conference play.
Junior Stefania Balasa said that Rutgers has a chance to do well in the Big East Championships, which take place April 18-21. She is currently 7-3 this season in singles action and 4-1 in Big East play.
The Rutgers tennis team finished its regular season Saturday with a dominant victory against Georgetown. The Scarlet Knights swept the Hoyas, 7-0, in an important Big East match in Washington, D.C. Rutgers understood the strong implications of this match on its final seeding in the Big East Championships, and the Knights were focused on playing a competitive match going in.
Freshman Gina Li was one of three players to sweep her opponents in singles play. Li defeated Georgetown’s Kelly Comolli, 6-4, 6-4, in No. 2 singles action.
The Rutgers tennis team will conclude its regular season tomorrow in Washington, D.C., against Georgetown. The Scarlet Knights (12-7, 6-2) enter with a 6-1 victory yesterday against Seton Hall. They will need another strong team performance in order to defeat the Hoyas (14-4, 3-2). “We are playing good tennis and we’re looking forward to the challenge against Georgetown,” said head coach Ben Bucca.
Freshman Gina Li grabbed her 14th singles match win Wednesday against Seton Hall. She lost only one game in her singles matchup against the Pirates.
The Rutgers tennis team finished its home schedule yesterday with a 6-1 victory against rival Seton Hall. It was a match the Scarlet Knights (12-7, 4-2) needed to win after a loss to Syracuse in their last match. “It is always a great feeling to win against Seton Hall.” said head coach Benjamin Bucca. Rutgers dropped its first singles match, but the team controlled the pace for the rest time on the court.
The Rutgers tennis team takes on rival Seton Hall at home today in what will be the second of back-to-back home games for the Scarlet Knights (11-7, 5-2). Rutgers will attempt to rebound from a loss to Syracuse on Sunday in its last match. It will be the third game during the Knights’ important four-game Big East schedule to end the regular season. Rutgers will look for motivation in its last home game of the season, and the Knights know how crucial their last two conference matches can be.
Syracuse defeated the Rutgers women’s tennis team Sunday, 6-1. The Scarlet Knights (11-7, 5-2) competed well in matches against the Orange (10-7, 6-1), but it was not enough for the win. It was a Big East matchup, which made the stakes higher for both teams. Rutgers dropped to 5-2 in conference play on the season, while Syracuse improved to 6-1. The Knights’ only point in the contest was in singles play. Freshman Mariam Zein took home a victory in the No. 5 singles match, 6-2, 4-6, 11-9.
The Rutgers tennis team begins its biggest stretch of the season today when it travels to Queens to face Big East Conference opponent St. John’s. The Scarlet Knights (10-6, 4-2) are coming off a loss in their last match. Rutgers’ most recent loss came to a Yale team Saturday that is one of the strongest in the country. The Knights look to build off the high level of play that took place during that match.
The Rutgers tennis team is getting ready to enter their biggest stretch of the season this week. The Scarlet Knights have four Big East matches in a row to finish the year before the Big East Championships. The Knights begin the conference stretch Thursday against St. John’s — followed by two home matches against Syracuse and Seton Hall. Rutgers finishes the regular season away against Georgetown.
Junior Vanessa Petrini and Rutgers enter a four-game stretch that will decide the Knights’ seed in the?Big East Tournament.
Yale defeated the Rutgers tennis team Saturday with a score of 6-1. The Scarlet Knights (10-6) will go into the final portion of their season with four straight Big East matchups. The Knights knew this would be a difficult matchup, and it proved to be exactly that. Yale won all three doubles matches early on and followed by winning five of the six singles matches on its way to the victory. Rutgers gained its only point for the match from a singles victory by junior Stefania Balasa.
The Rutgers women’s tennis team travels Saturday to Yale for a match against the Bulldogs. It will be the final non-conference match of the year for both schools. The Scarlet Knights enter this match with wins in three straight matches. Rutgers has become adjusted to the outdoor game once again after playing indoors during the winter season.
Riding a two-match losing streak from this past weekend, the Rutgers tennis team looks to get back on track today against Houston. The Scarlet Knights (6-4, 3-2) are coming off a difficult road trip and look to regroup at home, while the Cougars (9-4) will be finishing up a road trip of their own. “We just need to keep faith. We’re a talented team,” said head coach Ben Bucca about his team’s mindset going into the match. “This is a good opportunity to go out and try to play our best tennis.”
The Rutgers tennis team competed in two road matches over the weekend, falling against both West Virginia and Pittsburgh. “I think I speak for the whole team when I say we’re disappointed,” said head coach Ben Bucca. The losses broke Rutgers’ (6-4, 3-1) four-match winning streak. “They were both good teams, which we knew going into these matches,” said freshman Gina Li. “The travel this weekend made things a little tougher, but we gave it our best shot. Bad days happen sometimes.”