By Alvin Halimwidjaya
Fordham Women’s Tennis is on a roll right now; after earning a pair of wins against Rutgers and NJIT, the team scored a huge win this week by taking down Hofstra University at Life Time Athletic 7-0 on Friday, Feb. 17. Fordham started off their string of victories by winning all their doubles matches. The duo of sophomore Carina Ma and junior Estelle Wong took down D’Asha Davis and Tara Reutter 6-2, while the tandem of freshman Maia Balce and sophomore Gianna Insogna won their doubles set against Sarah Catherine-Herndon and Disha Yellayi 6-3. Finally, the pair of senior Mayu Sato and sophomore Alexis Zobeideh dispatched Giulia Leone and Carmen Pestano with ease, winning 6-1.
The Rams continued their run of success in singles play, sweeping all six matches. Ma took down Sarah Catherine-Herndon 6-0, 6-1, while Wong shut out D’Asha Davis 6-0, 6-0. Balce pulled out two tough sets against Carmen Pestano 6-4, 7-6 (4), and Sato defeated Disha Yellayi 6-3, 6-3. Insogna won against Tara Reutter 6-3, 6-0, and senior Destiny Grunin completed the sweep by knocking off Giulia Leone 6-2, 6-1.
When asked about her two-set shutout in singles play, Wong said, “winning 6-0, 6-0 was definitely a confidence boost. I really focused on my own game and working on the little details that I practice on during the week. It ended up helping me a lot mentally which I am really proud about.” She also commented on the team’s recent success, saying, “We want to continue our three-game winning streak. Army is a tough team but I believe that we have a solid lineup and if everyone goes out there and fights that we will pull out on top. We’re extremely focused on supporting one another and giving it our all this weekend!”
With a three game win-streak on their hands, the Rams look to continue their success on Friday, February 24 as the team plays Army at West Point, N.Y.