Women’s Tennis Closes out the Weekend at .500


Taluyenko paced the Rams in a weekend of mixed results. (Courtesy of Fordham Athletics)

Coming fresh off a win against Quinnipiac University, Fordham Women’s Tennis was looking to keep the streak going as t headed up to West Point.

On Friday, despite falling early, the squad made a comeback to secure a win against Stony Brook University 4-3.

Led by junior Arina Taluyenko in the first singles spot, the Rams took four out of six singles matches. In the second spot, freshman Weronika Pociej took the lead early, winning 6-4, 6-1, then sophomores Nicole Li and Genevieve Quenville followed with victories at fourth and fifth, respectively.Taluyenko and Pociej were also successful as a duo, winning first doubles 6-4.

On Sunday, the team’s streak came to a close as it fell to the hosts, Army University. With the exception of the top match not finishing, Army swept doubles. In singles, Taluyenko proved too much for Army’s number one, winning 6-1, 6-3, while Pociej reigned supreme in the second spot, taking it 7-5, 6-3.

Freshman Avery Aude managed to secure the third singles win to split the matches with the hosts, winning her match 6-3, 6-3. On Wednesday, Fordham will look to take back its winning streak, traveling to Temple University in Philadelphia, before hosting Marshall University on Sunday, Feb 16.