Women’s College Tennis
Wagner College 6, Rider University 1
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.—The Rider University women’s tennis team lost a non-conference match at Wagner College on Monday afternoon.
“It was a close match,” said head coach Ed Torres. “Ignoring the team score, if you look at each individual match, except for fourth singles, all of the matches were competitive and could have gone either way.”
“Alison kept up her great play,” Torres said. “She beat a good player handily. She has been frustrating her opponents by not missing any shots and that effort was on display again today.”
Toner won seven games at third singles before losing 6-4, 6-3.
Also for the Broncs, junior Michelle Caravaglio (Manalapan/Freehold) won eight games before falling 6-4, 6-4 at second singles and in sixth singles, junior Leonora Paul (Hackensack) took her opponent to the limit before losing 6-4, 7-6 (5) in a match that lasted over two hours.
“There were a lot of long rallies in the match,” said Torres. "Some went so long (sixth singles) that we had to finish under the lights. It was a good match. The players are improving and keeping the ball in play more and more.”
The women’s team hosts Drexel on Saturday.