Women’s Tennis Wins Home Opener in Dominating Fashion

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Women’s Tennis Wins Home Opener in Dominating Fashion

Courtesy of Drew Dipane Genkina won both her singles and doubles matches against Rhode Island.

Courtesy of Drew Dipane Genkina won both her singles and doubles matches against Rhode Island.

Courtesy of Drew Dipane Genkina won both her singles and doubles matches against Rhode Island.

Courtesy of Drew Dipane Genkina won both her singles and doubles matches against Rhode Island.

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By TARA SLEDJESKI

STAFF WRITER

Courtesy of Drew Dipane Genkina won both her singles and doubles matches against Rhode Island.

Courtesy of Drew Dipane Genkina won both her singles and doubles matches against Rhode Island.

After bad weather forced them to play their first home match of the season at Sound Shore Tennis in Port Chester, N. Y., the Fordham women’s tennis team played its first game of the season on its real home courts at the Rose Hill Campus on April 5. It was well worth the wait for the Rams, however, since the match was their best of the season so far.

The Rams demolished Marist 7-0 to keep a four match winning streak alive. The Rams started out by taking the doubles point after all three of the double teams won. Senior Amy Simidian and sophomore Sarah Ali won at first doubles, sophomores Bella Genkina and Anika Novacek at second and junior Angelika Dabu and sophomore Julie Leong at third. In the singles matches, Simidian won at first singles, Ali at second, Dabu at third, Genkina at fourth, Leong at fifth and Novacek at sixth.

Despite the great showing in their first Rose Hill match, the next one did not go as well for the Rams. On April 5 they lost to Xavier, which snapped their four match winning streak.

The Rams opened this match up just like the previous one by taking the doubles point. Simidian and Ali once again won at first doubles, while Genkina and Novacek won at second again. They lost the match at singles, however, after only their fifth and sixth single players, Novacek and Leong got wins.

The Rams got right back into their winning ways following the loss against Xavier, however. On April 7, the Rams beat Rhode Island in another match at Rose Hill. Once again, they started their day off with the doubles point after all three double teams won. The double pairings were the same as they were in the win against Marist. In singles, Ali got the win in second singles, Genkina in fourth, Leong in fifth and Novacek in sixth.

The Rams now stand at 7-6 with just three more matches to play before the Atlantic 10 tournament. Those last three matches will all take place in the upcoming week. On April 10, the team will travel to Army, followed by a trip to George Washington on April 13. The regular season then concludes on April 14 at home against LIU Brooklyn.