Senior Gina Li has been victorious in 6 of her last 8 matches singles matches. 
4/21/2016 11:18pm

Rutgers continues search for first Big Ten win

Rocker Willie Nelson was famous for singing that he "just can’t wait to get on the road again." The Rutgers women’s tennis team seems just as excited for its upcoming road battles versus Wisconsin and Minnesota. For the Scarlet Knights, this weekend’s road trip provides a great opportunity to earn their first Big Ten win. In a season full of ups and downs, including an impressive doubles winning streak to begin the season and great play from senior Gina Li among others, there have been a few too many moral victories. Rutgers has six wins compared to 13 losses on the year, and is yet to triumph in a conference matchup in nine tries. The Knights have come close several times, and those results have given the team confidence that they hope to utilize come Friday at 4 p.m.

Senior Lindsey Kayati has battled symptoms of epilepsy since she was 13 years old. She is 39-35 in singles action in her four years at Rutgers.
4/18/2016 6:38pm

Senior battles adversity, discovers new love for tennis

In the small town of Monroeville, New Jersey, where senior Lindsey Kayati grew up, tee ball and cheerleading were the only two extracurricular activities for elementary school children. Usually the boys played tee ball and the girls cheered, but Kayati had no interest in joining her fellow females on the sidelines. “My mom asked why I didn’t want to cheer with my friends,” Kayati said.

Senior Gina Li fell to No. 14 Ronit Yurovsky of Michigan in two sets before taking down Michigan State’s Erin Faulkner in two sets over the weekend. Li has now won 6 of her last 8 matchups in singles action
4/11/2016 8:19pm

Rutgers drops pair of Big Ten matches in Michigan

Participating in its first of four straight road contests, the Rutgers women’s tennis team fell to No. 11 Michigan, 7-0, Saturday afternoon at the Varsity Tennis Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Scarlet Knights dropped the doubles point and were unsuccessful in singles action as the Wolverines continued their multi-year streak and captured their 34th straight conference win. After the weekend the Knights slipped to 6-13 on the season and 0-9 in Big Ten play, while Michigan improved to 15-4 and 7-0 in conference.

Senior Gina Li became likened to the sport of Tennis at the age of four. She is 48-31 in singles action in her career at Rutgers.
4/6/2016 9:40pm

Senior leads Rutgers through example

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.

Senior Lindsey Kayati said the fact that she was playing in her final home match at Rutgers didn’t set in until after she had won her singles match
4/4/2016 8:14pm

Rutgers drops final two home matches of season as Big Ten woes continue

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.

Senior Gina Li was 1 of 3 Knights to emerge victorious in singles action, but that wasn’t enough, as Rutgers continues without winning a Big Ten game this season
3/29/2016 8:21pm

Rutgers continues without Big Ten win despite impressive showing in singles

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.

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