PISCATAWAY, N.J. (March 17, 2013) – In its first match of the spring break trip, the Rutgers women’s tennis team fell to Barry University, 6-1, at the Buccaneer Tennis Center in Miami Shores, Fla., Sunday.
The match consisted of one doubles competition worth two points and five singles contests worth one point each.
The Scarlet Knights fell to 7-5 (3-1 BIG EAST) on the season, while Barry University improved to 16-0. The Buccaneers are ranked No. 4 in Division II.
Junior Vanessa Petrini (Stamford, Conn.) picked up Rutgers’ point in No. 1 singles play, downing Elisabeth Abanda of Barry (6-4, 6-3). Petrini improved to 7-5 on the season, putting her third on the squad in wins.
Rutgers next takes on Nova Southeastern, ranked No. 17 in Division II, tomorrow, March 18, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., at 1 p.m.
Barry 6, Rutgers 1
No. 1: Vanessa Petrini (RU) def. Elisabeth Abanda (BU), 6-4, 6-3
No. 2: Emma Onila (BU) def. Gina Li (RU), 6-3, 6-2
No. 3: Karina Goia (BU) def. Stefania Balasa (RU), 6-3, 6-4
No. 4: Akemi Maehama (BU) def. Noor Judeh (RU), 7-6 (7-1), 6-0
No. 5: Isabela Miro (BU) def. Lindsay Balsamo (RU), 6-0, 6-4
No. 1: Linda Fritschken/Kimmy Twelker (BU) def. Lindsey Kayati/Mariam Zein (RU), 6-2, 6-0
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