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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Women’s tennis wraps up fall season at 2016 ITA Regional Championship
Oct24

Women’s tennis wraps up fall season at 2016 ITA Regional Championship

The Seton Hall women’s tennis team completed its fall season this past weekend, taking part in the 2016 ITA Regional Championship hosted by Yale University. The team brought four players: juniors Luize Strike and Katie Him and sophomores Anna Fajnorova and Thandy Kangwa. The Pirates started the tournament on Thursday with Anna Fajnorova needing two wins to qualify for the main draw. Fajnorova got off to a hot start by taking...

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Pirate tennis struggles against Fordham
Oct16

Pirate tennis struggles against Fordham

The Seton Hall Pirates women’s tennis team had a tough battle Saturday afternoon against the Fordham Rams, getting swept in singles competition. The Hall had the advantage in doubles however, winning two of the three doubles matches of the day. Luize Strike and Anna Fajnorova opened up the day with a doubles match victory with a score of 8-5 over Estelle Wong and Mayu Sato of Fordham. The second doubles match went to Fordham’s Maia...

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New coach, new competitive edge for women’s tennis
Oct05

New coach, new competitive edge for women’s tennis

The Seton Hall women’s tennis program struck an ace in July when it replaced head coach Greg Wyzykowski with Riza Zalameda. Zalameda has an experienced tennis background, previously coaching at Columbia University as an assistant coach. There she helped lead the Lions to two NCAA Tournament appearances. She also played in college at UCLA, where she was also an NCAA Champion. She took part in a brief professional career before turning...

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Kim puts up strong performance in tennis open
Sep26

Kim puts up strong performance in tennis open

The Seton Hall Pirates women’s tennis had a strong showing this weekend, as the team put up a singles and doubles victory at the West Point Open. In the opening round of competition Friday, the Pirates were successful as freshman Melody Taal won the singles round in two sets 6-3, 10-4, to advance. Luize Strike had a bye and moved on to the next round. Freshman Michal Matson put up a fight, but was eliminated in the first round....

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Columbia assistant Zalameda takes over Seton Hall tennis
Jul20

Columbia assistant Zalameda takes over Seton Hall tennis

Seton Hall has found its new women’s tennis coach.

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Seton Hall tennis coach Greg Wyzykowski resigns
May19

Seton Hall tennis coach Greg Wyzykowski resigns

Greg Wyzykowski is out at Seton Hall after nine seasons.

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Tennis looking to seniors for success in Big East Tournament
Apr27

Tennis looking to seniors for success in Big East Tournament

  Seton Hall has a chance to hold yet another Big East trophy. This time, it is for tennis. In what has been a season where the women’s tennis team has struggled to find consistency, the Pirates enter the Big East Tournament looking to play their strengths. In what seemed like the team getting hot at the right time, winning two of its last three matches, the Pirates fell to Xavier in a decisive 7-0 loss in the last licks of action...

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SHU tennis team swept away by Red Storm
Apr10

SHU tennis team swept away by Red Storm

It was another Big East road loss for Seton Hall’s tennis team on Sunday, as the Pirates fell to 7-8 (1-2) after losing 7-0 to St. John’s. A straight sweep in the doubles saw Pirates senior Julia Keenan and sophomore Katie Kim fall 6-0 to the Red Storm’s tandem of Stephanie Elgegren and Delia Arranz. The score-line stayed unchanged for the next match, which saw Pirate senior Hannah Liljekvist and sophomore Luize Strike fall 6-0. Seton...

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Women’s tennis player strikes Big East accolade
Feb17

Women’s tennis player strikes Big East accolade

  Seton Hall’s Luize Strike was named Big East Women’s Tennis Player of the Week following two Pirates wins over NJIT and Fairfield on Feb. 5 and Feb. 6, respectively. Strike dominated both the singles and doubles lineup in the two matches without losing a single set in either. The award is the first career honor for Strike, and the Hall has now had at least one player take home weekly accolades in each of the last three seasons. The...

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Tennis continues win streak with shutout at Fairfield
Feb09

Tennis continues win streak with shutout at Fairfield

  The Seton Hall women’s tennis team extended its winning streak to three matches after a convincing victory against Fairfield on Saturday. The Pirates’ success was highlighted by contributions from the whole team, which held Fairfield scoreless with a 7-0 victory. Seniors Hannah Liljekvist and Julia Keenan, joined by sophomore Luize Strike, continued their impressive seasons by remaining undefeated in singles play. Liljekvist and...

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Tennis secures first victory of spring season as Pirates serve Binghamton
Feb01

Tennis secures first victory of spring season as Pirates serve Binghamton

  The Seton Hall tennis team was able to capture its first victory of the spring season with a 5-2 win over Binghamton on Sunday. Sophomore Luize Strike and senior Hannah Liljekvist were standouts for the Pirates, as each posted straight set victories and combined for a doubles victory in the No. 1 spot. Senior Julia Keenan was also able to put up a singles victory in straight sets, taking down Alexis Tashiro of Binghamton 6-4, 7-6...

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