NCAA Womens Tennis

Tennis Downs NJIT For First Road Victory

Delaware

NEWARK, N.J. โ€” The Rutgers women’s tennis team (2-1, 0-0 B1G) downed NJIT (1-1), 6-1, for its first road victory of the dual season.
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Doubles
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The two teams played an extremely tight round of doubles competitions, with the Scarlet Knights coming out with the point.
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All three duos for RU found themselves in tough matches with the Highlanders. Mai Nguyen and Minchae Kim secured the first victory for the Scarlet Knights with a 6-2 victory.
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The duos of Tara Chilton and Yana Gurevich then sealed the doubles point for Rutgers with aย  7-6 victory over the Highlanders.
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Arina Valitova and Naomi Karki also recorded a 7-6 victory to close out the doubles round.
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Singles
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Chilton started singles play off with a straight-sets victory on court No. 1, 6-4, 6-4.
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Jackeline Lopez followed her victory up with another singles win at the No. 2 spot, 6-4, 7(7)-6(4).
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Gurevich was then able to clinch the dual victory for the Scarlet Knights with a tough 7(7)-6(5), 0-6, 6-3 win over the Highlanders.
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Nguyen was quick to follow Gurevich’s victory, defeating the opposition in three sets, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.
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Kim rounded out the victories for RU, downing her opponent on court No. 5 in straight-sets, 6-2, 6-2.
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Results
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Doubles

  1. Tara Chilton/Yana Gurevich (RU) def. Irene Cocero/Laura Wipfli (NJIT) 7-6
  2. Mai Nguyen/Minchae Kim (RU) def. Sandra Dzhambozov/Sofia Pinedo (NJIT) 6-2
  3. Arina Valitova/Naomi Karki (RU) def. Paula Menendez Alvarez/Shalom Salvi (NJIT) 7-6

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Singles

  1. Tara Chilton (RU) def.ย  Laura Wipfli (NJIT) 6-4, 6-4
  2. Jackeline Lopez (RU) def. Sandra Dzhambozov (NJIT) 6-4, 7(7)-6(4)
  3. Yana…

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