PISCATAWAY, N.J. (April 7, 2014) – The Rutgers tennis team’s match against Seton Hall on Tuesday, April 8 will now be played at the Mendham Racquet Club in Mendham, N.J. Match time is slated at 12 p.m.
The Scarlet Knights (12-4, 3-1 AAC) take on the Pirates (10-7, 2-2 BIG EAST) in their final regular season road match of the season.
Winners of their last four matches, the Scarlet Knights have three remaining regular season contests before heading to the American Athletic Conference Championships from April 17-20.
In its last time in action, RU took down UConn, 6-1, on April 3 in Storrs, Conn. to close out its conference slate with three AAC wins and just one loss. Rutgers began the day by securing the doubles point, winning two of the three matchups. The team went on to capture five of the six singles matches for the victory.
Five Scarlet Knights own double-digit wins in singles play, led by junior sophomore Lindsey Kayati’s (Monroeville, N.J.) 12 victories. Senior Stefania Balasa (East Brunswick, N.J.) follows with 11 wins, while junior Lindsay Balsamo (Wall, N.J.), sophomore Gina Li (Hillsborough, N.J.) and senior Vanessa Petrini (Stamford, Conn.) each have 10.
Seton Hall enters Tuesday’s contest looking to snap a two-match losing streak, most recently falling to Georgetown, 4-3, on April 4 in Washington D.C. The Pirates and Hoyas split the singles matches, but Georgetown ultimately captured the match by winning two of the three doubles contests.
Prior to its last two defeats, SHU had won seven of its last eight contests dating back to March 1.
Senior Chloe Sher leads the Pirates this spring with a 14-6 mark, playing primarily at the No. 1 singles slot. Sophomore Julia Keenan is second on the team in wins with 13, while junior Madison Shoemaker is right behind with 12. In doubles play, Keenan and sophomore Hannah Liljekvist each maintain an 11-9 mark.
Rutgers concludes the regular season with two-straight home matches on Friday, April 11 and Sunday, April 13 against Villanova and St. John’s, respectively. The St. John’s match also marks Senior Day, as senior co-captains Balasa and Petrini will play their final home contest “On the Banks.”
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