Men’s and women’s tennis compete against TCNJ

The Ramapo men’s and women’s tennis teams each split this past week, winning one match and losing the other as they continued on their journey of the 2024 spring season. 

First up, the men’s team played against The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) on Friday, with the Lions earning a 9-0 victory. TCNJ is currently on a winning streak of 11 matches with a 2-0 record in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC). 

The Roadrunners fell early in the first three sets of double matches but managed a partial footing in the second match. In the second doubles match, Roshan George and Nate Cooper were able to put up a fight against TCNJ’s Alberto Thomas and Brett Schuster with the final being 8-2 for Ramapo. 

In a different fate, the men’s team won 7-2 in their games against Hunter College. Ramapo is now 2-1 overall. 

The Roadrunners started off strong with winning all three double matches, including Cooper and George earning a shutout at second doubles, 8-0. 

Ramapo gave it their all in singles with Cooper winning 6-1, 6-0 while Bobby Ciarletta earned a 7-5, 6-4 win and Julian Baretto earned a 7-6, 6-4 win.

The men’s team returns on Friday, April 19 at home against John Jay College at 4:00 p.m.  

As for the women’s team, they played against TCNJ on Friday with the result being a 9-0 loss. The women’s team is now 7-4 on the season and 1-1 in the NJAC. 

It was a difficult game all around for the Roadrunners with few points being scored in the double and single matches. Senior Melanie Brentnall scored some points in the first singles match against TCNJ’s Aira Abalos, 4-6. 

Ramapo was able to clinch a win against Yeshiva University on Sunday 9-0. The Roadrunners moved to 8-4 overall while the Maccabees now stand at 3-6 on the year.

Ramapo’s win was highlighted by a shutout victory at third doubles when Anna Bysiek and Tahlia Crescenzo won, 8-0. Brentnall posted a 6-0, 6-1 win while Mackenzie Dates posted a 6-1, 6-2 victory.  

Ramapo returns to action on Saturday, April 13 when they head to New Paltz, New York for the annual New Paltz tournament. They’ll then return home Wednesday, April 17.


Featured photo courtesy of Ramapo Athletics