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Pirates Fall at Princeton in Weekend Opener

March 1, 2014

PRINCETON, N.J. – The Seton Hall tennis team came up short in its upset bid at Princeton on Friday, falling 7-0 to the Tigers inside Jadwin Gymnasium.

The Hall (3-4) has now dropped three in-a-row after besting Binghamton, NJIT and Saint Peter’s in quick succession, and has now lost its last seven head-to-head matchups with Princeton (7-3).

The Tigers have now won four consecutive matches and improved to 5-1 at home with the victory. All three of Princeton’s losses have come to teams ranked in the top-55 nationally by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

Sophomore Hannah Liljekvist (Djursholm, Sweden) and junior Madison Shoemaker (Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia) nearly pulled out a win at the #2 doubles position, as they were edged by Emily Hahn and Amanda Muliawan in an 8-6 decision.

Sophomores Julia Keenan (Greenland, N.H.) and Alex Landert (Naples, Fla.) challenged Caroline Joyce and Dorothy Tang in their #3 doubles showdown, but Joyce and Tang came out with an 8-5 victory.

The Tigers then took all six singles matches in straight-sets to close out the match.

At the top two slots, senior Chloe Sher (Tin Shui Wai, Hong Kong) and Liljekvist each won four games in competitive first sets but Sher was eventually downed by Lindsay Graff at #1 and Liljekvist fell to Hahn in #2 action.

The Pirates are back in action today at home against Fairfield at 6:00 p.m. The match will be played at the Mountainside Indoor Tennis Center in Mountainside, N.J.

Seton Hall 0 Princeton 7

#1. Cannon/Graff (Princeton) def. Portela/Sher (Seton Hall), 8-3
#2. Hahn/Muliawan (Princeton) def. Liljekvist/Shoemaker (Seton Hall), 8-6
#3. Joyce/Tang (Princeton) def. Keenan/Alex Landert (Seton Hall), 8-5

#1. Lindsay Graff (Princeton) def. Chloe Sher (Seton Hall), 6-4, 6-2
#2. Emily Hahn (Princeton) def. Hannah Liljekvist (Seton Hall), 6-4, 6-0
#3. Amanda Muliawan (Princeton) def. Rocio Portela (Seton Hall), 6-1, 6-4
#4. Dorothy Tang (Princeton) def. Julia Keenan (Seton Hall), 6-3, 6-0
#5. Caroline Joyce (Princeton) def. Madison Shoemaker (Seton Hall), 6-1, 6-1
#6. Katie Goepel (Princeton) def. Julie Martiny (Seton Hall), 6-1, 6-0