Women’s Tennis Notches Win Over Seton Hall


Arina Taluyenko (above) once again led the way for Fordham on Saturday. (Courtesy of Fordham Athletics)

Gigi Speer, Contributing Writer

The women’s tennis squad secured its third win of the 2020 season in Providence, New Jersey against the Seton Hall Pirates 5-2. They won by the same score last year.

The doubles pairs secured an early lead for Fordham, as junior Arina Taluyenko and freshman Weronica Pociej combined to get a 6-2 win in the second doubles spot. In first doubles, freshman Avery Aude and sophomore Genevieve Quenville also dominated 6-2. 

Moving on to singles, Taluyenko seemed to like the 6-2 combination, winning both sets by that score at the number one spot. Sophomore Valeria Deminova battled, but eventually lost in second doubles 7-5, 5-7, 6-1, and senior Maia Balce went down 6-4, 7-5 in the number three spot. Fourth, fifth, and sixth doubles meant success for the Rams: Aude won 2-6, 6-1, 1-0 (11-9), and Pociej won 6-4, 6-4, while the number six spot was a default win. 

The Rams will travel back to New Jersey this weekend, playing New Jersey Institute of Technology at 4 p.m. on Friday in Newark.