Tennis wraps up spring trip with Doubleheader at Division I College of Charleston
CHARLESTON, SC –The New Jersey City University men’s and women’s tennis teams have been patrolling the South Carolina low country for the past week as the Gothic Knights enjoyed a pleasant trip to be their outdoor seasons. On Saturday, March 12, the two NJCU teams played Division I against the College of Charleston on a day when the wind was blowing up to 30 miles per hour to wrap up their spring break trips.
The Green and Gold men (1-3) lost to the Cougars (3-6) by a score of 6-1, the doubles counting for a point in total. The highlights of this one were second grade Nico Teynie (Rouen, France/Lycée Val de Seine) at first singles, as the sophomore Gothic Knight earned the NJCU’s only win of the day by beating CofC’s Zak Larke in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3. First-year student Olaf de Lange (Maasland, Netherlands/Stedelijk Gymnasium Schiedam) also had a thrilling sixth singles match as the rookie pushed opponent Cougar Ben Husum to defeat in three sets. De Lange won the first set, 6-4, before losing the second set, 6-1. The two then played the third set in a 1-10 format, winning by two, and Husum won 10-2.
On the women’s side, due to some weather cancellations, the Gothic Knights and Cougars met for the second time in four days and Charleston once again outscored the NJCU 7-0. Junior Eliza Clamor (Auckland, New Zealand/Rangitoto College) captured a few games in the first set to third singles, while three other players – freshmen Mila Gilgorov and Sara Zorzan (Milan, Italy/Liceo Falcone Borsellino) and graduate student Brittany Waugh (Stevenson Ranch, CA/West Ranch) – all have won a match in their straight-set losses.
The men of the Gothic Knight return to action on Tuesday afternoon, March 15 for a road match scheduled for 3:00 p.m. at the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Billie Jean King National Tennis Center against the Baruch College. The women will face another Division I opponent in their next match, a first serve scheduled for 5:00 p.m. Friday night, March 18 in Baltimore, Md., against Loyola University Maryland.