HOBOKEN, N.J. (March 20, 2021) – Taking part in for the primary time in over a calendar 12 months, and enjoying at house for the primary time in practically two years, the Stevens Institute of Expertise girls’s tennis group did not drop a single set in defeating Fairleigh Dickinson College-Florham Campus 9-0 Saturday in a non-conference matchup on the Stevens Tennis Courts.
Stevens gained all three doubles flights, whereas additionally capturing all six singles matches in transferring to 1-0 on the season, whereas FDU dropped to 0-1. The matchup is the primary of two conferences between the Geese and the Devils, the second of which can depend in direction of the MAC Freedom standings and will likely be contested in mid-April. The victory marked the primary head teaching win at Stevens for Arik Zeevy.
“It was nice to get out and compete right now,” Zeevy mentioned. “We discovered rather a lot and are wanting ahead to hitting the observe court docket this week.”
Right this moment’s contest was the primary assembly between the applications since Sept. 5, 2007, with the Geese holding what’s believed to be a 5-1 benefit within the all-time sequence. 4 of the Geese’ victories over their close by rival have come by way of shutout. Stevens has claimed every of the final 5 conferences.
The season-opening victory marked the primary aggressive motion for the Geese since enjoying at Salisbury College on Mar. 7, 2020. Stevens final performed on the pleasant confines of its on-campus venue on Apr. 14, 2019 in opposition to William Smith Faculty.
“It was nice to get again into aggressive match play and I am actually pleased with how supportive the group was right now,” commented senior Makenna Sargis. “We discovered rather a lot from every match and have rather a lot to work on throughout observe, however it was extraordinarily enjoyable to get again right into a aggressive ambiance.”
It was Sargis and classmate Chelsea Braithwaite that put Stevens on the scoreboard first, incomes an 8-0 victory over Maggie Cronkhite and Emily Prachthauser at No. 3 doubles. For Braithwaite, it was her first motion for the reason that Spring of 2019.
Junior Alexis Fuda paired with sophomore Audrey Heaberlin to provide the Geese their second win of the season, topping Erin Weller and Kayla Dello Iacono, 8-4. Fuda was tied for the group lead in doubles wins (6) one season in the past.
The Geese accomplished the doubles sweep with an 8-5 win at No. 1 doubles, with the tandem of junior Agatha Malinowski and senior Gabriella Tantillo besting FDU’s prime pairing of Nicole Delrosso and Kira Bradley. Malinowski and Tantillo performed one match as a group one season in the past.
Transferring over to the person matches, Heaberlin dropped solely two factors to Bradley at No. 2 singles and Sargis topped Weller in straight units for the match-clinching victory.
Fuda topped Dello Iacono at third singles, needing a first-set tiebreaker to earn the victory. Malinowski prolonged the result in seven with Tantillo and Marchisio claiming victory at fifth and sixth singles to shut out the victory. Marchisio’s win offered an exclamation level to the afternoon, topping Prachthauser with out dropping a single level.
Up Subsequent: The Geese head to Studying, Pennsylvania for a non-conference matchup with Alvernia College on Mar. 27. It’s believed to be the primary assembly between the applications.
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