Senior Day spoiled for Seton Hall tennis

The Pirates honored Anna Guryanova and Madison Shoemaker as part of the team’s Senior Day festivities on Saturday, but the day was spoiled by a 7-0 loss to St. John’s.

On the doubles side junior Isabell Klingert and freshman Luize Stike started the Pirates off with an 8-6 victory over St. John’s Stephanie Elegren and Anatasia Polyakova. The Red Storm though would prevail in the next two matches including a tiebreaker to win the point.

The Pirates were also blanked on the individual side. Junior Hamah Liljekvist fell short losing to Anna Morozva in the final set 10-5. Freshman Luize Strike was retired after being down 6-2, 3-0 to Anastasia Polyakova. Junior Juila Keenan lost in straight sets 6-2, 6-3. Freshman Marisa Quevedo did as well, 6-3, 6-2. Klingert lost for only the second time in 18 matches on the individual side as she lost in straight sets to Elgegren 6-4, 6-2. Freshman Katie Kim was the Pirates last hope to secure a point as she faced Jadie Collins. Kim started in a hole, unable to win a game in the first set, falling 6-love. She fought valiantly to tie the match before Collins won the third 7-5 to give the Red Storm another win to complete the sweep of the Pirates.

The loss was just the second for the Pirates (7-9, 2-3) in the last six matches while the Red Storm improved to a perfect 4-0 against conference competition. The Pirates will close out the regular season next weekend traveling to take on No.33 DePaul on Saturday, April 18 before closing at Marquette the following day.

Author: Neal McHale

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