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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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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