Women’s Tennis Splits Weekend Series

Fordham Women’s Tennis battled hard against two teams this past weekend. (Courtesy of Fordham Athletics)

Fordham Women’s Tennis battled hard against two teams this past weekend. (Courtesy of Fordham Athletics)

Fordham Women’s Tennis concluded its two-week homestand with a pair of games this weekend. The team suffered its first loss of the season on Saturday, losing 5-2 to Long Island University (LIU), but rebounded quickly, defeating St. Francis College 7-0 on Sunday. They sit at 3-1 as they prepare for a month-long road stretch. 

Fordham entered the weekend coming off a dominant 6-1 win last Saturday against Fairleigh Dickinson, but struggled against a very talented LIU team. LIU held Fordham to just two singles points, winning the remaining four singles matchups and two of the three doubles matchups to earn the doubles point. 

Carlota Casasampere Escoda and Nicole Li were handed their first losses in singles play while Avery Aude and Lorraine Bergmann also took losses in #1 and #2 singles respectively. The duo of Valeriya Deminova and Bergmann as well as that of Casasampere Escoda and Aude fell in their doubles matchups. Valeriya Deminova won her third straight matchup in singles while sophomore Eleni Fosoula continued to impress, winning both her singles matchup and her doubles matchup paired with Rachelle Yang. 

Fordham bounced back quickly against St. Francis College, which entered Sunday winless at 0-4, coming off two straight 7-0 losses to start the spring season. Fordham was more than willing to hand them their third straight 7-0 loss, winning the doubles point and all six singles matchups. 

Senior Genevieve Quenville earned her wins in both singles and doubles play in her first appearance this season and Bergmann earned her first win in singles play. Eleni Fasoula is off to a red hot 6-0 start this season with three singles wins and three doubles wins. Rachelle Yang is also undefeated in combined singles and doubles play. 

This weekend series marks the end of a brief three-game homestand. Fordham hits the road for a four-game stretch, beginning with Boston University on Feb. 26. While the road trip includes a game in Flushing, New York against Queens College, Fordham won’t technically have another home game for about a month. They’ll return to Life Time Athletic on March 13 for a matchup against Siena College.