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Tennis Readies for Big Ten Tournament First Round Against Michigan State

Tennis Readies for Big Ten Tournament First Round Against Michigan State

ANN ARBOR, Mich.  — The No. 12-seeded Rutgers women’s tennis team (11-11, 2-9 B1G) will take on No. 13 Michigan State (10-15, 1-10 B1G) in the first round of the 2024 Big Ten Tournament on Wednesday, April 24 at 12 p.m. The tournament, hosted by Michigan, will take place at the Varsity Tennis Center in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Last Time Out
Jackeline Lopez provided the match-clinching victory, as RU narrowly topped Minnesota, 4-3, in a four-hour thriller on Sunday, April 21 at the Livingston Tennis Center for the program’s Senior Day.
“I’m proud of how our team battled,” said head coach Hilary Ritchie. “It was great to honor our five seniors before the match, then we came out ready to go. Jackie coming up clutch at the end was huge, as well.”

 Recapping the 2023 Fall
The Scarlet Knights are coming off a successful fall schedule, where they posted a team record of 78-59 in singles and doubles competitions through seven total events.
Leading the way in singles play was Minchae Kim, who claimed 17 total victories, nine singles and eight doubles.
Mai Nguyen also had a strong showing, recording an 8-2 record in singles competitions. The sophomore finished the campaign on a five-match win streak which included two straight-set victories and three comeback wins.
In doubles, the pair of Nguyen and Amira Badawi won five matches together, the most out of RU’s 18 different duos.
Recapping the 2023 Spring
RU finished its 2023 spring season with an 11-13 record. The campaign was highlighted by a 9-2 nonconference record, earning wins in the first four matches of the year.
Following a challenging conference slate that consisted of nine ranked opponents, Rutgers earned the No. 13 seed in the 14-team bracket in the 2023 Big Ten Women’s Tennis Tournament.
The Scarlet Knights opened the tournament with a match against No. 12-seeded Michigan State, earning a 5-1…

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