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Rutgers Tennis Falls to No. 36 Yale, 6-1
Junior Stefania Balasa picks up singles victory
  • Posted on March 30, 2013 10:45:26 PM
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  • PISCATAWAY, N.J. (March 30, 2013) – The Rutgers women’s tennis team lost to No. 36 Yale, 6-1, in New Haven, Conn., Saturday. The Scarlet Knights earned one point in singles play.

    Led by 10th-year head coach Benjamin Bucca, RU fell to 10-6 on the season, while the Bulldogs improved to 11-2 in 2013.

    The Scarlet Knights dropped the doubles point to Yale, before heading into the singles matches.

    In the No. 4 singles contest, junior Stefania Balasa (East Brunswick, N.J.) defeated Bulldog Amber Li (6-4, 6-2). Balasa improved to 4-2 on the season.

    Rutgers is back in action on the road, taking on BIG EAST opponent St. John’s on Thursday, April 4 at 1 p.m.


    No. 36 Yale 6, Rutgers 1


    No. 1: Elizabeth Epstein (Yale) def. Vanessa Petrini (RU), 6-3, 6-4

    No. 2: Madeleine Hamilton (Yale) def. Gina Li (RU), 6-3, 7-5

    No. 3: Annie Sullivan (Yale) def. Lindsey Kayati (RU), 6-4, 6-1

    No. 4: Stefania Balasa (RU) def. Amber Li (Yale), 6-4, 6-2

    No. 5: Hanna Yu (Yale) def. Mariam Zein (RU), 6-0, 6-3

    No. 6: Courtney Amos (Yale) def. Noor Judeh (RU), 6-0, 7-5



    No. 1: Epstein/Sullivan (Yale) def. Petrini/Li (RU), 8-2

    No. 2: Hamilton/Li (Yale) def. Kayati/Zein (RU), 8-3

    No. 3: Yu/Amos (Yale) def. Balasa/Lindsay Balsamo (RU), 8-3


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