NCAA Womens Tennis

Tennis Downed by No. 75 Indiana in B1G Road Opener


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The Rutgers women’s tennis team (8-3, 0-1 B1G) fell to No. 75 Indiana (9-4, 1-2 B1G) on Friday afternoon, 6-1, on the road to kick off Big Ten play.  

The Hoosiers secured the doubles point before collecting wins on five of six singles courts en route to the match victory.  


Indiana won the double point to start off action. The Hoosiers picked up wins on courts No. 1 and No. 3 to solidify the win, while play on court No. 2 went unfinished.


IU continued to succeed in singles play, winning all but one match. RU battled however, pushing four matches to three sets.

Amira Badawi picked up the lone singles win for Rutgers with a 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 victory on the third court. She is now 5-1 this spring and 3-1 on court No. 3.  



  1. Lara Schneider/Saby Nihalani (IND) def. Tara Chilton/Mai Nguyen (RU) 6-3 
  2. Arina Valitova/Jackeline Lopez (RU) vs. Mila Mejic/Nicole Teodosescu (IND) 5-5, unfinished  
  3. Alexandra Staiculescu/Rose Hu (IND) def. Minchae Kim/Amira Badawi (RU) 6-2 


  1. Lara Schneider (IND) def. Jackeline Lopez (RU) 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 
  2. Saby Nihalani (IND) def. Tara Chilton (RU) 7-5, 6-4 
  3. Amira Badawi (RU) def. Alexandra Staiculescu (IND) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 
  4. Mila Mejic (IND) def. Mai Nguyen (RU)  6-2, 5-7, 6-4
  5. Nicole Teodosescu (IND) def. Arina Valitova (RU) 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 
  6. Rose Hu (IND) def. Chloe Brown (RU) 6-1, 6-1 

Next Up 

Rutgers will travel to West Lafayette, Indiana to face NO. 50 Purdue on March 11 at 12 p.m. 

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