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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Seton Hall ends California road trip with narrow loss to Utah State
Mar10

Seton Hall ends California road trip with narrow loss to Utah State

After splitting results earlier in the week against Youngstown State and Loyola Marymount, the Seton Hall women’s tennis team fell to the Utah State Aggies on Friday, 4-3, in Los Angeles, Calif. The opponent was the third and final one for the team in Los Angeles, and the match came down to the wire, with the result decided on the No. 4 singles court between Seton Hall’s Michal Matson and Utah State’s Rhoda Tanui. Tanui captured the...

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Pirates ‘Strike’ back against Fairleigh Dickinson
Feb18

Pirates ‘Strike’ back against Fairleigh Dickinson

After a loss on Friday at the hands of NJIT, the Seton Hall women’s tennis team were able to bounce back on Saturday and secure a 6-1 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson to finish the weekend. The Pirates came out swinging in the Centercourt in Florham Park, N.J., winning two doubles events, before Luize Strike set the tone for singles with a dominant straight-sets win. The senior Strike pulled off a 6-0, 6-0 victory in the No. 1 singles...

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Pirates defeated in crosstown rivalry in agonizing tiebreaks
Feb18

Pirates defeated in crosstown rivalry in agonizing tiebreaks

The Seton Hall women’s tennis team took a short drive to Newark, N.J. on Friday to face off against NJIT in what was a nail-biting, 4-3 defeat. The loss continued the Pirates skid, as their losing streak extended to three matches with the result, dropping their record to 1-4 in the process. The match opened with doubles competition, as Seton Hall took two of the three matches to earn the crucial doubles point. Luize Strike and Anicka...

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Melody Taal the lone bright spot for Pirates in New Brunswick
Feb12

Melody Taal the lone bright spot for Pirates in New Brunswick

The Seton Hall women’s tennis team lost on the road in New Brunswick, N.J. over the weekend, falling to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights by a score of 6-1. The loss is the Pirates most lopsided defeat of the spring, as the Pirates drop to 1-3 on the season. The Scarlet Knights had the game under the control from the very beginning, winning both doubles events which began the contest by scores of 6-2 and 6-4. From there, Rutgers put...

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Tennis looks to exceed expectations on and off court
Feb07

Tennis looks to exceed expectations on and off court

As the Seton Hall women’s tennis kicks off their spring season, the Pirates are eager to find their rhythm and shake off the cobwebs of winter break. So far, Seton Hall has gotten off to a 1-2 start with losses to Fordham and Army West Point, along with a dominant win over Marist. After a successful fall season, second-year coach Riza Zalameda utilized the team’s 13-week break as a way to refocus her players ahead of a grueling...

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Pirates finish fall schedule with exhibition; Zalameda talks mindset entering hiatus
Oct29

Pirates finish fall schedule with exhibition; Zalameda talks mindset entering hiatus

The Seton Hall women’s tennis team faced off against LIU Brooklyn in an unscored exhibition on Saturday, playing singles and doubles matches in an attempt to stay sharp as both teams get set for a winter break before the season starts up again in January. To begin the action, both teams faced off in two separate matches of doubles. Melody Taal paired up with Michal Matson to begin doubles, while Krista Cerpina and Katie Kim made up...

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Pirates put in all-around performance in Harvard Scramble
Oct16

Pirates put in all-around performance in Harvard Scramble

The Seton Hall tennis team registered both singles and doubles wins against all three opponents they lined up against this past weekend at the Harvard Fall Scramble in Cambridge, Mass. The Hall faced Middlebury on Friday, followed by hosts Harvard on Saturday and Rhode Island on Sunday. Luize Strike represented the Pirates in their first singles match on Friday and captured a 6-1, 6-3 victory. Melody Taal suffered a loss in the next...

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Women’s tennis struggle in singles at Navy Blue & Gold Invitational
Oct09

Women’s tennis struggle in singles at Navy Blue & Gold Invitational

The Seton Hall women’s tennis team traveled to Annapolis, Md. this past weekend to take part in the Navy Blue & Gold Invitational, hosted by the U.S. Naval Academy. The tournament featured a bevy of teams, with the Big Ten, A10, AAC, American East and Colonial Athletic Conference among the many leagues that were represented. Seton Hall was the lone participant from the Big East. The tournament began on Friday, with the...

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