PISCATAWAY, NJ -- The Rutgers women’s tennis team bounced back from Friday’s loss to Virginia Tech with a convincing 6-1 victory over Binghamton on Sunday afternoon at the Busch Indoor Tennis Center. The Scarlet Knights notched their third win of the season, sweeping all three doubles matches for the doubles point, while taking five of six singles bouts." />
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Rutgers Women’s Tennis Downs Binghamton, 6-1
  • Posted on February 23, 2003 12:00:00 AM
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  • PISCATAWAY, NJ -- The Rutgers women’s tennis team bounced back from Friday’s loss to Virginia Tech with a convincing 6-1 victory over Binghamton on Sunday afternoon at the Busch Indoor Tennis Center. The Scarlet Knights notched their third win of the season, sweeping all three doubles matches for the doubles point, while taking five of six singles bouts.

    RU controlled the match from start to finish, taking the doubles point with sophomore Andrea Weckstein (Holmdel, NJ) and senior Carissa Sommerlad (Bradley Beach, NJ) picking up the win at No. 1 doubles, defeating Binghamton’s Justina Hakimi and Jenilee Brohm, 8-3. The No. 2 position saw senior Jennifer Hellier (Annapolis, MD) and freshman Ketevan Shmakova (Dover, NJ) take the victory over Amy Weissberg and Janine Sadaka, 8-6. Sophomore Kaitlin Link (Ontario, Canada) and freshman Alina Balasa (East Brunswick, NJ) took the win at No. 3 doubles, 8-6, over Kristin Jobe and Amy Linda.

    Balasa picked up her third consecutive win at No. 4 singles with a 6-4, 7-6 (4) victory over Jobe.
    Weckstein notched a win at No. 1 with a 6-1, 5-7, 6-1 win over Hakimi. Sommerlad won her fourth match of the season at the No. 3 position against Weissberg, 7-5, 6-0. Link was victorious at No. 5 singles, defeating Linda, 6-2, 6-2. Shmakova won at No. 6, 6-0, 6-2, against Brohm.

    RU’s lone loss in the match came at No. 2 with Sadaka of Binghamton downing Hellier in three sets, 7-5, 3-6, 6-0.

    The women will return to action, Friday, Feb. 28, traveling to Chestnut Hill, MA, to take on Boston College at 11 a.m.

    Singles
    No. 1 Andrea Weckstein (RU) def. Justina Hakimi (BU), 6-1, 5-7, 6-1
    No. 2 Janine Sadaka (BU) def. Jennifer Hellier (RU), 7-5, 3-6, 6-0
    No. 3 Carissa Sommerlad (RU) def. Amy Weissberg (BU), 7-5, 6-0
    No. 4 Alina Balasa (RU) def. Kristin Jobe (BU), 6-4, 7-6 (4)
    No. 5 Kaitlin Link (RU) def. Amy Linda (BU), 6-2, 6-2
    No. 6 Ketevan Shmakova (RU) def. Jenilee Brohm (BU), 6-0, 6-2
    Doubles
    No. 1 Weckstein/Sommerlad (RU) def. Hakimi/Brohm (BU), 8-3
    No. 2 Hellier/Shmakova (RU) def. Weissberg/Sadaka (BU), 8-6
    No. 3 Link/Balasa (RU) def. Jobe/Linda (BU), 8-6

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