Fordham Wraps Up Season Strong with Two Conference Wins


Fordham earned the two seed, their highest mark in program history. (Courtesy of Fordham Athletics)

Fordham Women’s Tennis finished their regular season this weekend in the DMV area with dominating wins against George Washington University and George Mason University. It really could not have ended any better for the team, with 4-0 shutouts against both opponents.

Starting at George Washington on Saturday, the team started winning straight away with the doubles team of graduate student Lindsay Hung and junior Eleni Fasoula crushing their opposition 6-0, followed by senior Rachelle Yang and graduate student Carlota Casasampere Escoda securing the doubles point with their 6-1 thrashing. After doubles play concluded, the team maintained control with singles wins from senior Avery Aude and Casasampere Escoda, which clinched success.

The next match at George Mason University began similarly with doubles dominance with three straight wins. Graduate student Valeriya Deminova and Aude, Hung and Fasoula and Yang and Escoda all secured doubles wins contributing to the first point on the day going to Fordham. Next, in singles play, the team clinched with three wins from Hung, Aude and Escoda to end the match in a 4-0 victory.

As this weekend concludes the regular season, we can finally step back and view this year’s squad’s successes from a historical standpoint. The team finished the 2022-23 season with an 11-7 record, a minor step down from the monumental 14-5 record they amassed last season, but still the second highest winning percentage in the last six seasons and a real step in the right direction in solidifying Fordham women’s tennis as a legit player in the Atlantic 10.

These wins are a huge confidence booster for the team as they head to Orlando this weekend to begin their playoff run in the A-10 tournament. Fordham will look to follow up on their championship appearance from last season and will certainly be ready to take revenge on the powerhouse that is Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). VCU, a legit dynasty with A-10 championship wins in eight of the last nine years, is likely the favorite again this postseason. However, the Rams are in it to win it and received their highest-ever seed in the program’s history of being in the A-10 with a 2nd-seed designation. The first matchup for Fordham will come against the winner of the Rhode Island vs. Duquesne match at 11:30 a.m. this Friday.