April 28, 2013

Queens College Women's Tennis Team heading to Arizona for NCAA Round of 16

Queens, N.Y. - The Queens College women's tennis team, ranked 36th in the country, will be heading to Surprise, Arizona after beating their local rival, Concordia with a score of 5-2, int he NCAA Regional final on Sunday from Flushing.  Queens improved its overall record to 18-2.

The Knights avenged an earlier 5-4 loss to Concordia with a 5-2 win to propel Queens to the Final 16 in the country starting May 8th, in Surprise AZ.  Concordia, ranked 48th in the country, dropped to 15-8 with the defeat.
At 3rd doubles, Francesca Fanchin and Anna Rodionova started the day by beating Camilla Xavier and Alla Kravchuk 8-3; followed by Erika Goldsmith and Weronika Kurka, who posted an  8-3 win at 2nd doubles, giving Queens a 2-0 lead.
 

In singles play, Franchesca Fanchin beat Alla Kravchuk in straight sets giving Queens their 3rd point. Then Anna Rodionova won 6-4, 6-2 over Anna Mendes giving Queens a 4-1 lead.

Concordia was victorious at the 4th position making the score 4-2 in Queens' favor. Remaining on the court was Erika Goldsmith at #1 singles going into a 3rd set and Andrea Samson at 3rd singles also heading into a 3rd set.

Meanwhile, Daniela Celi in the 6th position ended the regional championship for Queens with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Estelle Fougeray. Erika Goldsmith and Daniela Celi, both seniors, were victorious in their final home matches at Queens. Both girls made it to the NCAA final 16 in the country for 4 straight seasons that they played at Queens; a truly amazing feat!!

The Knights' fourth straight appearance at the NCAA Round of 16, this time in Surprise, Arizona, will commence on May 8th!