Women dominate Kean

Paige Aiello returns the ball. (Courtesy of the Sports Information Desk)

The women’s tennis team annihilated Kean in their first match of the season, sweeping the Cougars 9-0 on Friday, Sept. 2 and keeping their nearly 30-year NJAC win streak alive.

The College’s women’s tennis team has not lost a single match against an NJAC opponent since 1982 (the team is 137-0 vs. the NJAC in that timeframe), an astounding feat for any sport. The team has won the conference every year since the streak began.

However, senior Felice Trinh belives the team should not focus on who they should or shouldn’t beat, but more on just beating everyone.

“I think as a team, we really just go out there playing our best, not so much worried or focused about whether the other team is really good or a team we should win against,” Trinh said.

The women had their match on Monday, Sept. 5 with rival Rowan University postponed without a make-up date. Even with the delay, the team is not going to lose its focus and will try to build on their first victory.

“I think (the Kean match) was a great first match for us,” Trinh said. “A strong win that will hopefully set the pace for the rest of the year.”

The men’s season has not begun yet, but they will be kicking off their season against Rider University at the College on Sept. 9 as part of the New Jersey Invitational tournament.

The women will be making their return to the courts on Sept. 7, in a match against NJAC rival Richard Stockton College, where they will look to keep their amazing winning streak alive.