Tennis splits their matches while softballers earn honors

Women’s Tennis

The St. John’s women’s tennis squad was beaten firmly in Big East play by Boston College over the weekend at the Flynn Recreation Complex in Chestnut Hill, Mass. by the score of 7-0.

The ladies also dropped a second conference game against Connecticut on Tuesday at Alley Pond Park in Bayside, N.Y., 4-2.

The losses drop the Red Storm to 3-5 overall and 2-4 in conference play.

The Eagles of Boston College took all six singles matches in straight sets and won all three doubles’ points by the scores of 8-2, 8-2 and 8-1 on Sunday.

Sophomore Kristina Bothova was the only member of the team to come close to victory before she fell to BC’s Allison Ashley, 7-6 (6), 6-1 in number two singles.

Boston College freshman Szilvia Szegedi beat Johnnies senior Nataliya Kostova in No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-4.

Against the University of Connecticut Huskies, the women faired a little better. Kostova and freshman Lauren Lorenzetti both won their matches decisively in the only two wins for the Johnnies.

The St. John’s-Villanova matches slated for Wednesday in Philadelphia have been canceled due to inclement weather conditions.

The St. John’s women’s tennis team returns to action on Friday, April 11 when they travel to West Point, where they will square off against Army, beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Men’s Tennis

The St. John’s men’s tennis team defeated the Georgetown Hoyas, 4-1, last Sunday in Big East play at the Jericho-Westbury Indoor Tennis Center in Jericho, N.Y.

The Red Storm swept the doubles points and only lost one singles match in the victory.

St. John’s Jake Maxwell and Arnaud Agniel were flawless in their performances in the singles competition with both defeating their respective opponents by the score of 6-0, 6-0.

Softball

Two St. John’s senior softball players, Alesha Argeras and Courtney Fitzgerald, have been honored by the Big East Conference this week for their performance. The duro led the team to four consecutive victories over the weekend.

The Red Storm swept Virginia Tech and Pittsburgh to move into second place in the Big East.

Argeras was named co-Player of the Week after going 7 for 12 in four league games.

In the doubleheader against Pittsburgh, Argeras had a double in game one and another double and five RBI in game two, hitting .714 against the Panthers.

Against Virginia Tech, Argeras was 2 for 5 with a triple, two RBI and a run scored.

Fitzgerald receives Big East Pitcher of the Week honors for the second time this season.

Fitzgerald earned three league wins and one save, while working 20 innings, striking out 22 and walking just six.

Against Pittsburgh, she pitched 11 innings of the doubleheader, allowing four runs, striking out 12.

Fitzgerald earned another win and a save against Virginia Tech. She allowed the Hokies just three hits while striking out 10 batters.

In Big East games, Fitzgerald has posted a 1.40 ERA.