Pirate women’s tennis season ends in Big East Championship semifinals
Apr30

Pirate women’s tennis season ends in Big East Championship semifinals

After overcoming No. 3 seed Georgetown to move onto the Big East Championship quarterfinals, No. 6-seed Seton Hall women’s tennis fell to DePaul in the tournament semifinals. The loss marks the end of the Pirates’ season. Seton Hall Pirate women’s tennis team began its play in the quarterfinals of the Big East Championship on April 28 with a 4-1 victory against Georgetown at the Cayce Tennis & Fitness Center in Cayce,...

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SHU tennis ready to strike in Big East Tourney
Apr26

SHU tennis ready to strike in Big East Tourney

The Seton Hall women’s tennis team will travel to Cayce, S.C., to take part in the 2017 Big East Championship from April 28-30. The Pirates finished the season with a 7-9 overall record and a 1-4 record in the Big East. The Hall was awarded the No. 6 seed and will take on the No. 3 seeded Georgetown Hoyas. This spring, Seton Hall has been led by sophomore Anicka Fajnorova who boasts an impressive 9-3 record in dual matches. Along with...

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Women’s tennis falls to Marquette with Big East Championship next
Apr25

Women’s tennis falls to Marquette with Big East Championship next

Seton Hall women’s tennis lost 4-0 to Marquette on Sunday in its final match of the season. The loss dropped the Pirates to 7-9 overall and 1-4 in Big East play. Marquette headed into the match with a record of 13-7 and 1-2 in Big East games. It was senior day for the Golden Eagles and Seton Hall could not keep up out of the gate. Luize Strike, Thandy Kangwa, Michal Matson and Katie Kim all dropped singles matches on the day. None of...

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SHU tennis falls to DePaul in second to last regular season matchup
Apr25

SHU tennis falls to DePaul in second to last regular season matchup

The Seton Hall women’s tennis team fell to DePaul, 4-0 on its second to last regular game of the season on Saturday night. Coming into the game the Pirates were looking to turn around their 7-7, 1-2 record in the Big East and try to gain some momentum before the Big East Tournament kicks off. The match started off well for the Pirates as freshmen Melody Taal and Michal Matson took a 6-2 victory at No. 3 doubles and put the Pirates up...

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SHU tennis narrowly falls to top St. John’s squad at home
Apr09

SHU tennis narrowly falls to top St. John’s squad at home

Seton Hall women’s tennis fell in a hard fought battle to St. John’s on Sunday afternoon by the score of 4-3. The Pirates pushed the Red Storm, who are now 5-0 in Big East Conference play, to their brink, but could not pull off the victory. The loss dropped Seton Hall to 1-2 in Big East games and 7-7 overall this season. For doubles, Seton Hall rolled out Luize Strike and Anicka Fajnorova in first doubles, Thandy Kangwa and Katie Kim...

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Anicka Fajnorova takes care of  business on and off the tennis court
Apr05

Anicka Fajnorova takes care of business on and off the tennis court

Not many people can say they achieved one of their life goals while still a teenager; Anicka Fajnorova is one of the rare exceptions. Because every time she steps foot onto the court with her Seton Hall Pirate teammates, Fajnorova is living out a goal which she had set from a young age. “College tennis was my goal since I was a kid,” Fajnorova said. “College was the top for me. I had the option to choose to go pro, or continue my...

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SHU tennis falls to reigning Big East champs in close contest
Mar28

SHU tennis falls to reigning Big East champs in close contest

The Seton Hall tennis team took on the defending Big East Champions –the Musketeers of Xavier, in a highly anticipated matchup at home this Sunday afternoon. Looking to hand the Musketeers (8-7, 3-0) their first conference loss of the season, the Pirates (6-6,1-1) threw everything they had at the defending champs. In closely contested matches all the way through, however, Xavier came out victorious In the first doubles match of the...

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SHU tennis defeats LIU Brooklyn in close contest
Mar25

SHU tennis defeats LIU Brooklyn in close contest

The Seton Hall tennis team defeated LIU Brooklyn on the road Friday afternoon in a close contest by a score of 4-3. The Pirates (5-5, 1-0) came into the match with momentum after a commanding 7-0 sweep against Villanova last Friday to start the spring season. LIU Brooklyn (5-3, 1-0) came into the match with victories over Oral Roberts and Bucknell in Orlando behind strong performances by sophomore, Anna Grigoryan, who was named...

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SHU tennis falls to Utah State in tight battle
Mar09

SHU tennis falls to Utah State in tight battle

On Wednesday, the Seton Hall women’s tennis team played the second match of its schedule’s California swing. The match was hard fought, but ended up being a 5-2 defeat at the hands of the Utah State Aggies. The match started on a very positive note for the Pirates. Luize Strike and Anna Fajornova won their No. 1 doubles match with a score of 6-0. The top team of Strike and Fajornova has found success all season, with this being their...

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Kim takes lone win as SHU tennis falls to Cal State Fullerton
Mar05

Kim takes lone win as SHU tennis falls to Cal State Fullerton

Seton Hall tennis fell to Cal State Fullerton with a score of 6-1 Sunday to start its California road trip. The Pirates’ record is now 4-4 while their opponent, the Titans, remain undefeated. No. 1 doubles pair Anna Fajorova and Luize Strike were defeated 6-0 to start the match. No. 2 doubles Katie Kim and Thandy Kangwa lost their match 6-4. Kangwa is now 8-4 overall in her double matches. The Pirates managed to steal one win in...

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SHU women’s tennis splits weekend set
Feb26

SHU women’s tennis splits weekend set

This weekend, the Seton Hall women’s tennis team took on the Morgan State Bears and the Navy Midshipmen. The team beat the Bears 6-1 on Saturday, but fell to the Midshipmen 4-3 on Sunday. The match on Saturday started out as a tight battle, but would that would change quickly. SHU’s No. 1 doubles team of Thandy Kangwa and Anna Fajnorova managed to win its match without having to go to a decisive third set super tiebreaker, with a...

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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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