| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
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St. John’s Women Take Down Fairfield, Men Beat Drexel

The St. John’s men’s and women’s teams each notched victories this weekend, as the men defeated Drexel 6-1, while the women beat Fairfield by the same score of 6-1.

Below are the full results from those victories:

St. John’s 6, Drexel 1


1) Axel Vila Antuna (St. John’s) def. Alex De Sousa (Drexel) 6-3, 7-6 (3)

2) Ignacio Garcia (St. John’s) def. Xandy Hammitt (Drexel) 6-3, 6-3

3) Carl Gustavsson (St. John’s) def. Sanil Jagtiani (Drexel) 7-5, 6-1

4) Matvey Radionov (Drexel) def. Charlie James (St. John’s) 6-4, 7-6 (2)

5) Vlad Vasilache (St. John’s) def. Djordje Janackovic (Drexel) 6-2, 6-2

6) Udayan Bhaker (St. John’s) def. Juan Manuel Sanchez (Drexel) 5-7, 6-2, 10-3



1) Axel Vila Antuna/Ignacio Garcia (St. John’s) def. Xandy Hammitt/Alex De Sousa (Drexel) 6-2

2) Charlie James/Carl Gustavsson (St. John’s) def. Sanil Jagtiani/Matvey Radionov (Drexel) 6-3

3) Djordje Janackovic/Gustav Wogen (Drexel) vs. Vlad Vasilache/Udayan Bhaker (St. John’s) 3-3

St. John’s 6, Fairfield 1


1) Sandra Bozinovic (Fairfield) def. Mouna Bouzgarrou (St. John’s) 7-5

2) Lalita Devarakonda (St. John’s) def. Katarina Plumtree (Fairfield) 6-1, 6-0

3) Jayden Nielsen (St. John’s) def. Amanda Nowak (Fairfield) 6-4, 6-3

4) Yesica de Lucas (St. John’s) def. Scarlett Hutchinson (Fairfield) 6-1, 6-3

5) Emilie Haakansson (St. John’s) def. Francesca Karman (Fairfield) 6-1, 6-3

6) Willa Bay Breunich (St. John’s) def. Sophia Prinos (Fairfield) 6-4, 6-0



1) No Result

2) Emilie Haakansson/Willa Bay Breunich (St. John’s) def. Katarina Plumtree/Sandra Bozinovic (Fairfield) 6-1

3) Lalita Devarakonda/Camila Ordonez (St. John’s) def. Paulina Bakaite/Laina Campos (Fairfield)


The St. John’s women will host Seton Hall in the Big East Opener on Friday, while the men welcome Hofstra on Wednesday.



Columbia Women Split Michigan, Michigan State Matches

The Columbia women’s tennis team took on two Big 10 teams from the state of Michigan over the weekend. The Lions went on the road to Michigan State and won 5-2, and then fell to Michigan 2-5 in Ann Arbor on Sunday.

Below are the results from the victory over Michigan State:


1) Akanksha Bhan (Columbia) def. Mary Lewis (Michigan State) 7-5, 7-5

2) Jennifer Kerr (Columbia) def. Nicole Stephens (Michigan State) 6-3, 6-4

3) Melissa Sakar (Columbia) def. Maja Pietrowicz (Michigan State) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3

4) Ayshe Can (Michigan State) def. Julia Haynes (Columbia) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2

5) Lauren Lemonds (Michigan State) def. Shivani Amineni (Columbia) 6-4, 6-1

6) Clarine Lerby (Columbia) def. Charlotte Gisclon (Michigan State) 6-4, 2-6, 3-2 (7-5)



1) Melissa Sakar/Akanksha Bhan (Columbia) def. Nicole Stephens/Ayshe Can (Michigan State) 6-4

2) Mary Lewis/Maja Pietrowicz (Michigan State) def. Rachele Rimondini/Shivani Amineni (Columbia) 6-4

3) Anna Zhang/Winta Tewolde (Columbia) def. Lauren Lemonds/Tia Mukherjee (Michigan State) 6-1


Up next for the Lions is a trip to the west coast against San Diego on Friday.  



Columbia Men Edge Northwestern

Columbia went on the road and defeated Northwestern 4-3 this past weekend. Sophomore Henry Ruger won the clinching match at fifth singles to seal the victory for the Lions.

Below are the full results from the Lions’ win:


1) Alex Kotzen (Columbia) def. #Steven Forman (Northwestern) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1

2) Simen Bratholm (Northwestern) def. Hugo Hashimoto (Columbia) 6-3, 7-6 (7-2)

3) Max Westphal (Columbia) def. Trice Pickens (Northwestern) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

4) Austen Huang (Columbia) def. Presley Thieneman (Northwestern) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5

5) Henry Ruger (Columbia) def. Brian Berdusco (Northwestern) 7-6 (8-6), 1-5, 7-6 (7-2)

6) Felix Nordby (Northwestern) def. Roko Horvat (Columbia) 6-3, 1-6, 7-5



1) Max Westphal/Theo Winegar (Columbia) def. Steven Forman/Felix Nordby (Northwestern) 6-3

2) Simen Bratholm/Brian Berdusco (Northwestern) def. Henry Ruger/Jayden Templeman (Columbia) 6-0

3) Natan Spear/Trice Pickens (Northwestern) def. Roko Horvat/Alex Kotzen (Columbia) 6-3


Columbia will remain on the road against another Big 10 opponent as it travels to play Michigan on Monday.