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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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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