Thursday, April 28, 2011

Orange Advance to Quarterfinals

The #7 Syracuse Orange Tennis team defeated the #10 St. Johns Red Storm this morning in the first round of the Big East Tournament.

Due to poor weather in South Bend, Indiana, tournament officials decided to play singles first and only move on to doubles matches as needed.

The day started off well for one SU player. Co-Captain Emily Harman defeated Nevena Selakovic in two sets, 6-3, 6-1. With that win she earned her 100th career victory in an Orange uniform.

Alessondra Parra, Maddie Kobelt and Christina Tan also defeated their opponents in two sets to propel the Orange to a 4-0 victory.

Syracuse improved its record to 17-6 and 9-1 in Big East play. The 17 wins makes the Orange the second most winningest team in history, behind only last years team that went 20-3. This win also gave head coach Luke Jensen his 75th career victory. Jensen has had a successful five year tenure at SU with a .658 winning percentage, the best in program history.

The Orange will play again tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. against the #2 South Florida Bulls.

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