Taal, Matson shine at ITA Regionals
Oct15

Taal, Matson shine at ITA Regionals

The Seton Hall women’s tennis team successfully competed over the weekend at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Eastern Regionals in New Haven, Conn. The doubles team of Melody Taal and Michal Matson was particularly impressive, advancing to the Round of 16 before being eliminated by Syracuse’s Gabriela Knutson and Guzal Yusupova, the top-seeded team in the bracket. Taal and Matson were seeded sixth out of 64 doubles teams from...

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New look Women’s tennis team aims to find success

As the Seton Hall women’s tennis team looks ahead to its opening tournament of the season, the Navy Invitational, which begins on Sept. 14 in Annapolis, Md., there is plenty of excitement about the season. Over the summer, the Pirates brought in three new faces. Freshman Regina Pitts and transfer students Minja Gligic and Mekeila Erspamer headline the lineup for the Pirates, who lost Katie Kim and Luize Strike to graduation following...

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Coach and talent points to optimistic future for tennis
May02

Coach and talent points to optimistic future for tennis

The tennis program at Seton Hall is no stranger to change. For the third time in four years, the Pirates have changed their head coach midway through the season, as coach Kevin McGlynn returned to the Hall. McGlynn led the team to the most successful tenure in its program’s history from 1991-96, and under McGlynn, Seton Hall had accumulated a 70-34 record, the program’s only undefeated season NCAA Tournament berth. “It was an...

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Women’s tennis suffers loss to Xavier in Big East quarterfinal
Apr27

Women’s tennis suffers loss to Xavier in Big East quarterfinal

After a 2-1 end to the regular season, the Seton Hall women’s tennis team traveled south to Cayce, S.C. for the Big East Tournament, knowing its quarterfinal opponent: the No. 4 seed Xavier Musketeers. On Friday afternoon, in a contest that’s final score was more lopsided than the back-and-forth matches that made it up, Seton Hall was defeated, 4-1, at the Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center. In her final Big East competition,...

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‘Ten’ out of ten: Women’s tennis finishes regular season with dominant win
Apr22

‘Ten’ out of ten: Women’s tennis finishes regular season with dominant win

The Seton Hall women’s tennis team finished its regular season on Saturday in dominant fashion, winning 6-1 over Butler in Indianapolis, Ind. The win gives Seton Hall a final record of 7-10, as the Pirates displayed an ability to respond after a 4-3 loss to Xavier on Friday. The doubles portion of the match was a sweep for the Pirates, with the Hall taking two games to win, while the other doubles match ended without a result. Both...

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Women’s tennis bounces back to down Villanova
Apr15

Women’s tennis bounces back to down Villanova

The Seton Hall women’s tennis team was able to capture a win over Big East rivals Villanova on Saturday afternoon, 4-3, in Villanova, Pa. The win came 24 hours after the Pirates Senior Day loss to Marquette on April 13. Showing an ability to turn the page from that 4-1 loss, the Pirates defeated a Villanova team that entered the day with four more wins than Seton Hall. The Pirates No. 1 doubles team of Anicka Fajnorova and Luize...

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Slow start for Pirates leads to Senior Day defeat
Apr13

Slow start for Pirates leads to Senior Day defeat

Newark, N.J. – The Seton Hall women’s tennis team fell short against Marquette, 4-1, on the last home match of the season on Friday afternoon. It was the first and last time the team played at the Campus Courts at Ivy Hill Park this season, and the last time ever for seniors Luize Strike and Katie Kim, who were both honored. The doubles matches were somewhat of a foresight as to how the afternoon would go for the Hall. Although...

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Taal aces through collegiate transition, coaching carousel
Apr11

Taal aces through collegiate transition, coaching carousel

For Melody Taal, education and sports have always had equal importance. It is what drove the tennis player from Ede, Netherlands to travel thousands of miles from her home to play collegiately in the United States. The transition began with a key decision between choosing to pursue professional tennis or attending a university. In the Netherlands, these two were mutually-exclusive; however, in the United States, she had the ability to...

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Kevin McGlynn returns to lead Seton Hall’s tennis program
Apr11

Kevin McGlynn returns to lead Seton Hall’s tennis program

Kevin McGlynn is doing something not many others have the opportunity to do – hold the same position for a second time in the span of 20 years. McGlynn is back at the helm of the Seton Hall women’s tennis team, a position he held from 1991-96. A former tennis player himself, McGlynn compiled a 70-34 dual match record while coaching the Pirates to their only NCAA Tournament bid in 1996. “It is a tremendous landing spot for me;...

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Pirates fall to St. John’s in Flushing
Apr07

Pirates fall to St. John’s in Flushing

The Seton Hall women’s tennis team were defeated in convincing fashion by Big East rival St. John’s on Friday in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. The match, which was originally scheduled to be played the SJU Tennis Courts, was moved to an indoor facility at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The Pirates, now 5-8 overall and 1-1 against conference opponents, fell 7-0 to the Red Storm, who improve to 11-5 and 2-1 versus Big East...

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Women’s tennis drops tight match to LIU Brooklyn in McGlynn’s return
Mar25

Women’s tennis drops tight match to LIU Brooklyn in McGlynn’s return

The Seton Hall women’s tennis team fell to LIU Brooklyn on Saturday, 4-3, at CenterCourt Sports in Florham Park, N.J. The loss drops the Pirates to 3-7 this season, while the visiting Blackbirds improve to 9-3. Anicka Fajnarova, Melody Taal, and Michal Matson shined for Seton Hall, helping the Pirates split the singles portion of the match in head coach Kevin McGlynn’s first competitive fixture since signing on for his second stint...

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McGlynn named women’s tennis head coach
Mar15

McGlynn named women’s tennis head coach

Kevin McGlynn has signed on as head coach for the Seton Hall women’s tennis program, taking over a Pirates squad which he also coached from 1991-96, Seton Hall announced Wednesday. McGlynn’s hiring comes after Riza Zalameda resigned, citing personal reasons. “We are excited that Kevin is returning to Seton Hall to lead our women’s tennis program,” Seton Hall athletic director Pat Lyons said in a press release. “He had terrific success...

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