Fajnorova, Kangwa embracing final challenges
Apr10

Fajnorova, Kangwa embracing final challenges

As the Seton Hall tennis team gears up to head to the Big East Championship in Cayce, South Carolina next week, there is ample time for its two seniors, Anicka Fajnorova and Thandy Kangwa, to reflect on their time with the program. The duo arrived together in 2015-16 on a team which went 8-13 the previous year. Fajnorova slid into a singles role immediately, whereas Kangwa saw action in only three matches, but each player has...

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Mind over Matter: Women’s Tennis’ focus approaching Big East Championship
Apr10

Mind over Matter: Women’s Tennis’ focus approaching Big East Championship

Before an extremely competitive weekend against some of the conference’s top teams, Seton Hall women’s tennis was surging. Pirates’ tennis is treading into waters of unfamiliar territory for the program since 2013-14 season: a winning record. They have already won on four different occasions by the score 7-0 and on three different occasions in which they only gave up one point. Seton Hall is 13-8 overall and currently sit at 5-4 in...

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Pirates wrap up spring break with successful three-game stint
Mar17

Pirates wrap up spring break with successful three-game stint

The Seton Hall women’s tennis team wrapped up a successful week over spring break, going 2-1 against a mix of non-conference and Big East opponents. Against Bucknell on March 11, the team swept a victory, 7-0. In doubles play, Anicka Fajnorova and Regina Pitts won 6-2. Bucknell’s Misi Papich and Jill Auteri won the third flight 7-6 (4), but Thandy Kangwa and Minja Gligic won 7-5 in the second flight which would clinch the first point...

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Pirates unable to squeeze past NJIT in Jersey matchup
Feb26

Pirates unable to squeeze past NJIT in Jersey matchup

Coming into its Friday meeting with Seton Hall, NJIT boasted an impressive 7-1 record. That trend would continue, undoubtedly for the Pirates, as they fell, 4-3. NJIT came out with a fiery hunger for victory after suffering its first loss of the season just days earlier, with the team’s play showing an obvious quest to avenge the loss. As usual, Seton Hall’s Anicka Fajnarova and Regina Pitts led off doubles play in flight one....

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Pirates fail to muster up victory against Fordham
Feb16

Pirates fail to muster up victory against Fordham

The Seton Hall women’s tennis team lost, 5-2, against Fordham on Friday afternoon. The Pirates kept the games close, but Fordham was able to consistently close out games to ensure the victory. The loss drops the Pirates to 4-2 on the season. In the doubles bracket, Seton Hall was able to grab one match as Michal Matson and Melody Taal won in the number three game, 7-6. Still, the Pirates were unable to win their other two matches as...

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Pirates sweep LIU Brooklyn in convincing fashion
Feb12

Pirates sweep LIU Brooklyn in convincing fashion

On Feb. 10, the Seton Hall women’s tennis team came out victorious with a 7-0 sweep at LIU Brooklyn. They win completes a weekend sweep after beating Drexel the day before, and improves the team’s record to 4-1 on the season. Seton Hall swept the doubles bracket, as all three teams won their respective matches. Anicka Fajnorova and Regina Pitts played a close and tight match and were still able to squeeze out a 7-6 (3) victory against...

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Women’s tennis outmatched in lost to FIU
Feb06

Women’s tennis outmatched in lost to FIU

The Seton Hall women’s tennis team was able to stay close in doubles, but ultimately got swept, 4-0, by FIU on Sunday afternoon. It is the first loss for the Pirates in the spring season after starting 2-0. Melody Taal and Michal Matson picked up Seton Hall’s only win at 6-3 in third doubles. Anicka Fajnorova and Regina Pitts put up a formidable effort in their match but fell 6-3. In contrast, Thandy Kangwa and Minja Gligic were blown...

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Experienced tennis prepared for spring challenges
Jan31

Experienced tennis prepared for spring challenges

It is almost February, which means spring sports are back in session for Seton Hall, and the women’s tennis team was the first back in action. After a few months off, the team opened on Jan. 26 with an impressive 4-1 victory over Delaware.  The win speaks volumes about the team’s preparation. Whereas most collegiate sports are played during a single season or semester, tennis is played in the fall and spring. Therefore, the offseason...

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Lizzie Win has historic weekend in Delaware
Oct25

Lizzie Win has historic weekend in Delaware

This past weekend, the Seton Hall women’s golf team wrapped up its fall season by winning the Delaware Lady Blue Hen Invitational. The team was led by a dominant performance, once again, by Lizzie Win. Win finished with an overall scoreline of 216 – tied for her personal best three-round tournament score of all time. On top of Win’s personal best performance, she also gets her name in the Seton Hall women’s golf record book. Win...

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Matson’s diversity brings power to Seton Hall social media
Oct25

Matson’s diversity brings power to Seton Hall social media

Social media is a platform that has a limitless reach. It can spread messages and promote certain aspects of life quickly and accurately. Seton Hall tennis player Michal Matson understands that the power of social media is just as powerful as an ace is in a pivotal set. In her new role with Seton Hall Athletics, Matson uses social media to discuss various topics within the community, including issues such as gender, race and violence....

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Matson, Taal a dynamic duo for women’s tennis
Oct25

Matson, Taal a dynamic duo for women’s tennis

Seton Hall tennis players Michal Matson and Melody Taal hail from opposite ends of the world, but they have combined forces at Seton Hall to form a dynamic partnership that has turned heads early in the 2018-19 campaign. Strong performances, highlighted by an excellent showing in the doubles bracket at the ITA Regionals in New Haven, Conn. have drawn attention to the pair, who have played together since their freshman year. Matson and...

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Women’s tennis ends fall season with success
Oct24

Women’s tennis ends fall season with success

The Seton Hall women’s tennis team wrapped up its fall season this past weekend at the Harvard Fall Scramble. The three-day weekend tournament featured competitors Fordham University, the University of Rhode Island, host Harvard University and Seton Hall. The format allowed for each team to have one day of play against each other. The first day opened with doubles competition in “Match A”, which saw Seton Hall facing off against Rhode...

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