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Senior No. 1 singles player Amy Zhang likely faces Marquette's
Paola Calderon for the second consecutive season on Sunday, when
Rutgers goes for its first league win.
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Rutgers targets semifinal Tourney berth

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.

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.
NEWS

Zhang prepares for Senior Day match vs. Huskies

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 forecast.

NEWS

Junior's consistency helps carry Knights

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.

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RU embarks on biggest test of year

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.

Junior Jennifer Holzberg has a 14-2 record in No. 2 singles and
teams with Amy Zhang on the top doubles team.
NEWS

RU hosts 'Cuse in anticipated return to complex on campus

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
matches.
NEWS

Knights sweep weekend to pick up Big East wins

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 Manasquan, N.J.

Freshman Vanessa Petrini will likely pair with junior Morgan
Ivey in doubles play against the host St. John's Red Storm, while
classmate Stefania Balasa will likely take up No. 2 doubles.
NEWS

Weddell, Knights embark on latest Invite

The Rutgers tennis team's quest for its first Big East win continues today at 2 p.m., when the team travels to Queens, N.Y., to face St. John's. The Scarlet Knights return from their spring break trip to New Orleans, where they won three straight matches, including two sweeps.

NEWS

Spiniello sees strides in first year at RU

The concept of rebuilding is taboo in many major Division I athletic programs. But when Phil Spiniello took over as the head coach of the Rutgers swimming and diving team, he knew rebuilding was exactly what the team needed most.

Senior No. 1 singles player Amy Zhang likely faces Marquette's
Paola Calderon for the second consecutive season on Sunday, when
Rutgers goes for its first league win.
NEWS

Temporary site plays host to final match

The Rutgers tennis team continues its hunt for its first Big East Conference win Sunday against bitter rival Marquette. The match is the last for the Scarlet Knights at their temporary home at the Atlantic Club in Manasquan, N.J.

NEWS

New staff rejuvenates junior's career

Jacquie Ward is not one to sugarcoat the truth. The junior swimmer will be the first one to tell you that after a miserable freshman year at Indiana and a disappointing sophomore year at Rutgers, swimming was just not one of her top priorities.

Junior Jacquelyn Ward made NCAA 'B' cuts after registering a
time of 4
NEWS

Three 'B' cuts lead Knights at Champs

The Big East Championships were the light at the end of the tunnel for the Rutgers swimming team all season long. The Scarlet Knights finally reached the four-day-long Championships last week and came away with a seventh place finish out of 11 teams in its first attempt under head coach Phil Spiniello.

Junior Morgan Ivey won her No. 3 singles match in straight sets
against Buffalo's Tammy Markovic, 6-4, 6-3. The Mt.'Pleasant, S.C.,
native also paired with classmate Leonora Slatnick in No. 2 doubles
action to take her match, 8-4.
NEWS

Knights shut out fourth opponent of year

After having nearly a week to dwell on a tough loss at Columbia, the Rutgers tennis team returned to a familiar place: the win column. The Scarlet Knights defeated Buffalo, 7-0, on Friday in their second match at the Atlantic Club in Manasquan, N.J.

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