The Seton Hall Women’s tennis team picked up a 6-1 sweep of the Monmouth Hawks on Saturday afternoon at the Little Silver Tennis Club.
When two New Jersey schools meet for any sporting event, it is always an entertaining affair, and this was no different.
In the doubles, Arina Gumeroval and Arabella Moen had an impressive outing. The duo defeated Nicole Gasser and Lenien Jamir easily by a score of 6-1.
The Pirates lost their other two doubles matchups, but the singles are where the Pirates came out and proved their dominance. It is always difficult to follow up two straight defeats with solid play and wins, but The Hall did exactly that.
Seton Hall swept Monmouth in singles on their way to a 5-2 victory, and their fifth win of the season.
Gumerova picked up another victory over Gasser handedly by a score of 6-2 in both sets, and her doubles partner followed her victory in singles. Moen took down Klapman, who previously picked up a doubles victory, but Moen got revenge for her fellow Pirates.
The score of that matchup ended in a 6-3 set followed by a sweeping 6-0 set for the Pirates.
Hiba El Khafi came into this event undefeated in spring singles, and she continued that trend against Monmouth. Her record has now shot up to 3-0 after her defeat of Ann Spurka 6-1 and 6-2.
The youth of this Pirate team also stepped up in this important non-conference matchup. Freshman Hill Kronzon has improved on her already great season with her third straight singles victory following her dispatch of Madison Mills.
Olivia Kempinski was matched up with Jamir and was able to pick up the win there 6-4 and 6-1.
Emily O’Donovan rounded out the singles portion of this match with a Seton Hall victory. She picked up the first set 6-3, but the second would need some extra points. Her second set was a tight one, but O’Donovan was able to take it by a 7-6 margin.
Seton Hall has now picked up their second straight victory, and Big East play begins shortly.
The Seton Hall Pirates will travel to Providence next to take on the Providence College Friars on February 25 at 1 P.M.
Seton Hall’s record now sits at 5-2, with their only losses coming against Bucknell and Army.
The Hall will need to use the momentum from the victory over their in-state rival to kick off their conference slate with a crucial win.
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