NCAA Womens Tennis

Tennis Falls at Princeton, Downs Howard in Season-Opening Doubleheader


EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. — The Rutgers women’s tennis team (1-1, 0-0 B1G) split its season-opening doubleheader with Princeton (1-0, 0-0 IVY) and Howard (0-1, 0-0 MEAC) on Saturday. The Scarlet Knights came up short against the Tigers, 4-3, before bouncing back to down the Bison, 7-0.
“Today was a mental and physical test,” said head coach Hilary Ritchie. “I was pleased with how we came out against Princeton. They are a good team who plays fast. While the team was disappointed to come up short, we had three strong singles wins. Our team was focused and worked hard with a quick turnaround to beat Howard.”

Doubles vs. Princeton


The Tigers jumped out to an early 1-0 lead over the Scarlet Knights by claiming the doubles point. Princeton picked up wins on courts No. 1 and No. 3 to clinch the early edge.


Play on court No. 2 went unfinished, but Mai Nguyen and Minchae Kim held a 5-4 advantage at the conclusion of doubles competition.


Singles vs. Princeton


The two teams split the singles competitions, 3-3, with RU claiming wins on courts No. 1, No. 3, and No. 5.


Tara Chilton battled to a 7-6, 4-6, 6-2 in over the Tiger’s Neha Velaga at the top spot in the lineup.


Kim also worked her way to a three-set victory in singles play. The junior earned a 6-1, 5-7, 6-1 win over Isabella Chhiv.


Yana Gurevich was the lone Scarlet Knight…

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