Women’s tennis wins 37th NJAC title

By Christine Houghton
Sports Editor

The team poses with its conference championship trophy (Photo courtesy of the Sports Information Desk).

The weekend of Saturday, Sept. 14 and Sunday, Sept. 15 was a busy one for both the men’s and women’s tennis teams. 

The men stayed in Ewing to host the Ducks/Lions Invitational on both days, while the women hosted both Ramapo College and William Paterson University on Saturday.

The women’s team just can’t seem to give up a point, as it shut out both Ramapo and WPU by a score of 9-0. 

The two victories sealed the deal on the team’s 37th conference title and 188th conference win, leaving the team undefeated in the New Jersey Athletic Conference since its creation. 

Sophomore Katrine Luddy won both doubles matches, one against Ramapo 8-0 and the other against WPU 8-1.

For the men’s team, the two-day invitational served many wins and even more experience against Stevens Institute of Technology, Wilkes University, New York University and Ithaca College. 

In singles competition on the first day, the team won 13 out of 16 matches. Senior Thomas Wright, freshman Nick Matkiwsky and junior Andrew Mok all won two singles matches on the day.

During the second round of play, the College won eight straight matches — Mok, Wright and Matkiwsy won in two sets and sophomores Justin Wain and Nikola Kilibarda won their matches in three sets each. 

The second day of play featured the team participating in several doubles matches, which it won 10 out of 12 of those matches. 

A prominent combination consisting of Matkiwsky and sophomore Matthew Michibata went 3-0 for the day’s game play. 

The men’s team takes to the court again Friday, Sept. 27, as it travels to Hobart College for the three-day ITA Regionals. The women return to action Saturday, Sept. 21, as they take to the road to participate in the three-day ITA Regionals hosted by William Smith College. 

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