Host NYU Edges Women's Tennis

New York, N.Y. – The Geneseo women’s tennis team (14-2) lost 5-4 at New York University (4-3) Saturday in a match between regionally ranked opponents. The Knights are 15th in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Northeast Regional ranking and the Violets are 18th.

Sophomore Zakiyyah Abdus-Salaam (Mount Vernon/The Ursuline School) remained unbeaten on the season, raising her overall record to 21-0. She posted a straight-set win at sixth singles and teamed with sophomore Minxuan Yuan (Flushing/Benjamin Cardozo) to win at third singles, where the pair is 8-0 this year.

Sophomore Amanda Rosati (Albany/Academy of the Holy Names) and senior Sarah Shields (Long Valley, N.J./West Morris) picked up Geneseo’s other wins. Rosati rallied for a fourth singles win to improve to 12-1 in singles competition and 25-4 overall. Shields’ straight-set victory at fifth singles raised her overall mark to 25-4 (including a 13-1 singles mark).

The Knights play a noon match at Hunter.

1: Alison Wang/Ashley Masanto (NYU) beat Marylen Santos/Katie Talbot (GEN) 8-2
2: Madeline King/Mari Tzakis (NYU) beat Amanda Rosati/Sarah Shields (GEN) 8-4
3: Minxuan Yuan/Zakiyyah Abdus-Salaam (GEN) beat Becky Kumar/Jazmin Colling (NYU) 8-2

1: Ashley Masanto (NYU) beat Marylen Santos (GEN) 6-4, 6-1
2: Allison Wang (NYU) beat Dexuan Yuan (GEN) 6-1, 6-1
3: Mari Tzakis (NYU) beat Katie Talbot (GEN) 6-2, 6-4
4: Amanda Rosati (GEN) beat Madeline King (NYU) 3-6, 7-6 [2], 10-8
5: Sarah Shields (GEN) beat Ramya Pokala (NYU) 6-4, 6-0
6: Zakiyyah Abdus-Salaam (GEN) beat Alexandra Ziarko (NYU) 6-1, 6-1