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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International ties bring SHU tennis together
Sep27

International ties bring SHU tennis together

Seton Hall University is well known for its international footprint with more than 70 nations represented on campus. This is evident on the women’s tennis team, as the eight girls on the roster come from five different countries. With this initial barrier of language and background it would be easy to understand if the team struggled to cultivate chemistry, but for this year’s team, no such struggle exists. “Coming from different...

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Three Pirates win their bracket in Army Invitational
Sep25

Three Pirates win their bracket in Army Invitational

Anicka Fajnorova, Kaite Kim and Melody Taal each won a singles title for the women’s tennis team at the Army Invitational on Sunday. After defeating Army’s Melanie Allen 6-2, 7-5 in the semifinal, Fajnorova won the A-singles title after a Syracuse player withdrew due to injury. In the D-singles bracket, Kim moved easily into the finals, defeating Lehigh’s Catie Meighan 6-1, 6-3, and won the division with a 4-6, 6-4, 12-10 victory over...

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Pirate women’s tennis season ends in Big East Championship semifinals
Apr30

Pirate women’s tennis season ends in Big East Championship semifinals

After overcoming No. 3 seed Georgetown to move onto the Big East Championship quarterfinals, No. 6-seed Seton Hall women’s tennis fell to DePaul in the tournament semifinals. The loss marks the end of the Pirates’ season. Seton Hall Pirate women’s tennis team began its play in the quarterfinals of the Big East Championship on April 28 with a 4-1 victory against Georgetown at the Cayce Tennis & Fitness Center in Cayce,...

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SHU tennis ready to strike in Big East Tourney
Apr26

SHU tennis ready to strike in Big East Tourney

The Seton Hall women’s tennis team will travel to Cayce, S.C., to take part in the 2017 Big East Championship from April 28-30. The Pirates finished the season with a 7-9 overall record and a 1-4 record in the Big East. The Hall was awarded the No. 6 seed and will take on the No. 3 seeded Georgetown Hoyas. This spring, Seton Hall has been led by sophomore Anicka Fajnorova who boasts an impressive 9-3 record in dual matches. Along with...

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Women’s tennis falls to Marquette with Big East Championship next
Apr25

Women’s tennis falls to Marquette with Big East Championship next

Seton Hall women’s tennis lost 4-0 to Marquette on Sunday in its final match of the season. The loss dropped the Pirates to 7-9 overall and 1-4 in Big East play. Marquette headed into the match with a record of 13-7 and 1-2 in Big East games. It was senior day for the Golden Eagles and Seton Hall could not keep up out of the gate. Luize Strike, Thandy Kangwa, Michal Matson and Katie Kim all dropped singles matches on the day. None of...

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SHU tennis falls to DePaul in second to last regular season matchup
Apr25

SHU tennis falls to DePaul in second to last regular season matchup

The Seton Hall women’s tennis team fell to DePaul, 4-0 on its second to last regular game of the season on Saturday night. Coming into the game the Pirates were looking to turn around their 7-7, 1-2 record in the Big East and try to gain some momentum before the Big East Tournament kicks off. The match started off well for the Pirates as freshmen Melody Taal and Michal Matson took a 6-2 victory at No. 3 doubles and put the Pirates up...

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