PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Rutgers women’s tennis team ended its regular season on Sunday afternoon, recording a 7-0 victory, over Georgetown. The Scarlet Knights, playing on the outdoor courts of the Rutgers Tennis Complex for the first time this season, registered their third-straight shutout and seventh-straight overall victory, improving to 13-6 and 9-2 in BIG EAST play. The win also puts Rutgers in solid position to clinch a berth in the BIG EAST Championships, Friday-Sunday April 25-27 in Miami, FL." />
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Rutgers Sweeps Georgetown in Regular-Season Finale
SCARLET KNIGHTS EARN SEVENTH-STRAIGHT WIN, THIRD-STRAIGHT SHUTOUT
  • Posted on April 13, 2003 12:00:00 AM
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  • PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Rutgers women’s tennis team ended its regular season on Sunday afternoon, recording a 7-0 victory, over Georgetown. The Scarlet Knights, playing on the outdoor courts of the Rutgers Tennis Complex for the first time this season, registered their third-straight shutout and seventh-straight overall victory, improving to 13-6 and 9-2 in BIG EAST play. The win also puts Rutgers in solid position to clinch a berth in the BIG EAST Championships, Friday-Sunday April 25-27 in Miami, FL.

    The Scarlet Knights notched victories in all three doubles matches, surrendering just 10 games to the Hoyas. At No. 1 doubles, sophomore Andrea Weckstein (Holmdel, NJ) and senior co-captain Carissa Sommerlad (Bradley Beach, NJ) beat Georgetown’s Lydia Bartell and Trina Snow, 8-1. Senior co-captain Jennifer Hellier (Annapolis, MD) and freshman Ketevan Shmakova (Dover, NJ) defeated Jordan Botjer and Monisha Ghia, 8-5, at the No. 2 doubles position. RU rounded out the doubles competition with a win at No. 3 doubles as junior Kaitlin Link (Ontario, Canada) and sophomore Helen Magomedova (Brooklyn , NY) downed Stephanie Sutton and Liora Gelblum of Georgetown, 8-4.

    Rutgers was dominant in singles action as well, surrendering just one set the in six singles matches. Sommerlad knocked off Bartell at No. 2 singles, 6-4, 6-3, for her 13th victory of the spring. Hellier beat Snow, 6-3, 7-5, at the No. 3 singles position. Balasa won her 10th consecutive match on Sunday, beating Botjer, 6-2, 6-4. Shmakova earned the win over Ghia, 6-3, 6-3, at the No. 5 spot, while freshman Jill Markowitz (Forest Hills, NY) beat Sutton, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 6 singles. With the match already decided, Weckstein defeated Gelblum, 6-3, 5-7, 10-6, in a third set tie-breaker.

    With the their regular season complete, Rutgers awaits the outcome of the BIG EAST schedule to see if they have secured a spot in the BIG EAST Championships.

    Rutgers 7, Georgetown 0

    Singles
    No. 1 Andrea Weckstein (RU) def. Liora Gelblum (GU), 6-3, 5-7, 10-6 (TB)
    No. 2 Carissa Sommerlad (RU) def. Lydia Bartell (GU), 6-4, 6-3
    No. 3 Jennifer Hellier (RU) def. Trina Snow (GU), 6-3, 7-5
    No. 4 Alina Balasa (RU) def. Jordan Botjer (GU), 6-2, 6-4
    No. 5 Ketevan Shmakova (RU) def. Monisha Ghia (GU), 6-3, 6-3
    No. 6 Jill Markowitz (RU) def. Stephanie Sutton (GU), 6-0, 6-0

    Doubles
    No. 1 Weckstein/Sommerlad (RU) def. Bartell/Snow (GU), 8-1
    No. 2 Hellier/Shmakova (RU) def. Botjer/Ghia (GU), 8-5
    No. 3 Link/Magomedova (RU) def. Sutton/Gelblum (GU), 8-4

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