Storm takes home pair

St. John’s women’s tennis edged Rutgers Thursday by a score of 4-3, and in doing so won their third straight game, bringing their season record to 4-6.

The Red Storm jumped out to take an early lead after winning the doubles point off of efforts from Alison Adamsi and Nataly Tumsevica during the first doubles match. Maria Zivcicova and Ira Aleksova won the second doubles match with a convincing 8-1 win, and Ashley Harper and Lauren Leo went on to complete the sweep after taking the third doubles match.

St. John’s recorded its next three points in singles matches.

Tumsevica continued her strong performance, giving the Red Storm a 2-0 lead after sweeping Anela Dujsic (6-0, 6-0). Adamski and Aleksova went on to win their matches by scores of 6-2, 6-1 and 6-3, 6-3, respectively, to secure the win for St. John’s.

St. John’s 6, Stony Brook 1
The Red Storm continued their strong play of late, defeating Stony Brook with a dominant win on Thursday for their third straight victory as they push to get back to .500.

St. John’s controlled the doubles, as they were victorious in all three matches to get the sweep. Adamski and Tumsevica opened the day with a 8-3 win, while Zivcicova and Ira Aleksova followed suit, blowing through Stony Brook’s Claire Sanua and Brooke Flanigan for an 8-1 victory. Leo and Harper ensured the victory for the Red Storm as they squeaked out a 7-6 tiebreaker win.

Singles action was also controlled by St. John’s, as Stony Brook was able to get its only point of the day at the number four spot in three sets. Zivcicova got the first win in singles for the Red Storm with a score of 6-2, 6-4, and Tumsevica carried the momentum posting a win by the score of 6-3, 6-3.

Aleksova fell to Stony Brook’s Claudia Sanua 2-6, 6-2, 10-8, though St. John’s bounced back with a win from Harper in the five spot. Leo closed out the day with a win St. John’s in the six spot with a score of 6-3, 6-3.