Latvian aces talk relationship, teamwork at SHU
Feb22

Latvian aces talk relationship, teamwork at SHU

On the court, with a racket in hand; that is Krista Cerpina’s comfort zone. It’s the sport that helped the freshman tennis player from Riga, Latvia make her way across the Atlantic Ocean to Seton Hall. It’s also a sport that has ironically taken her out of her comfort zone, adjusting to what is in many ways a different sport altogether in the NCAA’s team-oriented style of tennis competition. In the professional ranks of tennis, a...

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SHU tennis falls to NJIT despite comeback effort
Feb18

SHU tennis falls to NJIT despite comeback effort

The Seton Hall women’s tennis team suffered a 4-3 defeat to NJIT Friday night, after scoring three straight points in what appeared to be the start of a Pirate comeback. Freshmen Krista Cerpina and Anniek Jansen started the day for the pirates with an impressive early 7-5 doubles victory in the No. 3 flight. However, NJIT managed to bounce back and went on to win the remaining two doubles matchups to take a 1-0 lead in the...

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Pirates tennis notches third consecutive victory after win at Quinnipiac
Feb12

Pirates tennis notches third consecutive victory after win at Quinnipiac

After winning one doubles match out of a possible three, the Pirates bounced back to win five of six singles matches to seal the road victory Saturday at Quinnipiac University. For doubles play, the pairs were sophomores Thandy Kangwa with junior Katie Kim, freshmen Michal Matson with Melody Taal and sophomore Anna Fajnorova alongside freshman Krista Cerpina. Kangwa and Kim started the Pirates off on a good note as they rallied for a...

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Women’s tennis posts strong weekend at Army West Point
Feb06

Women’s tennis posts strong weekend at Army West Point

The Seton Hall women’s tennis team capped off a strong weekend with a 6-1 team victory over host Army West Point on Sunday to earn its second team win of the weekend. The Pirates’ No. 1 and 2 singles capped off a solid weekend as junior Luize Strike defeated Army’s Melanie Allen, 7-5, 6-2 in No.1 singles while sophomore Anna Fajnorova picked up a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Kirby Einick in the second singles match. The Pirates spread...

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Tennis coach serving new style, success to SHU
Feb01

Tennis coach serving new style, success to SHU

Coming off a disappointing 2015 campaign, which included the resignation of former head coach Greg Wyzykowski at the conclusion of the season, first-year head coach Riza Zalameda has been a breath of fresh air for the Seton Hall tennis program. A former standout player at UCLA and assistant at Columbia prior to coming to Seton Hall, Zalameda has wasted no time in making an impact on her players. “I’m very thankful to Pat Lyons and...

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Women’s tennis wraps up fall season at 2016 ITA Regional Championship
Oct24

Women’s tennis wraps up fall season at 2016 ITA Regional Championship

The Seton Hall women’s tennis team completed its fall season this past weekend, taking part in the 2016 ITA Regional Championship hosted by Yale University. The team brought four players: juniors Luize Strike and Katie Him and sophomores Anna Fajnorova and Thandy Kangwa. The Pirates started the tournament on Thursday with Anna Fajnorova needing two wins to qualify for the main draw. Fajnorova got off to a hot start by taking...

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Pirate tennis struggles against Fordham
Oct16

Pirate tennis struggles against Fordham

The Seton Hall Pirates women’s tennis team had a tough battle Saturday afternoon against the Fordham Rams, getting swept in singles competition. The Hall had the advantage in doubles however, winning two of the three doubles matches of the day. Luize Strike and Anna Fajnorova opened up the day with a doubles match victory with a score of 8-5 over Estelle Wong and Mayu Sato of Fordham. The second doubles match went to Fordham’s Maia...

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New coach, new competitive edge for women’s tennis
Oct05

New coach, new competitive edge for women’s tennis

The Seton Hall women’s tennis program struck an ace in July when it replaced head coach Greg Wyzykowski with Riza Zalameda. Zalameda has an experienced tennis background, previously coaching at Columbia University as an assistant coach. There she helped lead the Lions to two NCAA Tournament appearances. She also played in college at UCLA, where she was also an NCAA Champion. She took part in a brief professional career before turning...

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Kim puts up strong performance in tennis open
Sep26

Kim puts up strong performance in tennis open

The Seton Hall Pirates women’s tennis had a strong showing this weekend, as the team put up a singles and doubles victory at the West Point Open. In the opening round of competition Friday, the Pirates were successful as freshman Melody Taal won the singles round in two sets 6-3, 10-4, to advance. Luize Strike had a bye and moved on to the next round. Freshman Michal Matson put up a fight, but was eliminated in the first round....

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Columbia assistant Zalameda takes over Seton Hall tennis
Jul20

Columbia assistant Zalameda takes over Seton Hall tennis

Seton Hall has found its new women’s tennis coach.

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Seton Hall tennis coach Greg Wyzykowski resigns
May19

Seton Hall tennis coach Greg Wyzykowski resigns

Greg Wyzykowski is out at Seton Hall after nine seasons.

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Tennis looking to seniors for success in Big East Tournament
Apr27

Tennis looking to seniors for success in Big East Tournament

  Seton Hall has a chance to hold yet another Big East trophy. This time, it is for tennis. In what has been a season where the women’s tennis team has struggled to find consistency, the Pirates enter the Big East Tournament looking to play their strengths. In what seemed like the team getting hot at the right time, winning two of its last three matches, the Pirates fell to Xavier in a decisive 7-0 loss in the last licks of...

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