Women's Tennis News
September 17, 2017
Women's Tennis Concludes Play at Quinnipiac Invitational
Hamden, Conn. - The Sacred Heart University women's tennis team concluded the final day of the Quinnipiac Invitational Sunday morning.
August 1, 2017
Guastelle Steps Down As Tennis Coach, Transitions To Full-Time Administrative Role
Bobby Valentine, Executive Director of Athletics at Sacred Heart University, announced on Tuesday that Mike Guastelle will transition to a full-time administrative role in the 2017-18 academic year. Guastelle relinquishes his role as head men’s and women’s tennis coach, and a nationwide search is currently underway to fill that position.
May 12, 2017
Department of Athletics Celebrates Career Achievements Of Class of 2017
Ellen Nighbor of the women’s golf team and Justin Danforth of the men’s ice hockey received the top honors of the Pioneer Award
April 21, 2017
Red Flash edges Pioneers, 4-2 in NEC Championship
Fairfield, Conn. - Despite winning the doubles point the Sacred Heart University women's tennis team were on the wrong end of two, three set matches in singles play, losing to St Francis University, 4-2. The pioneers came out and won the doubles point with victories at No. 1 by Taylor Gurda and Sabrina Navarro, 6-1 and at No. 3 with Olivia Podsiebierski and Adrianne Alfonso
April 13, 2017
Pioneers Win at Cross-Town Rival Fairfield 4-3
Fairfield, Conn. - The Sacred Heart University women's tennis team topped cross-town rival Fairfield on Thursday afternoon, winning 4-3.
April 9, 2017
Gurda & Navarro with win's as Pioneers fall to Bulldogs
Fairfield, Conn. - Sacred Heart women's tennis lost 5-2 on Sunday, despite win's by Taylor Gurda and Sabrina Navarro Lopez. Taylor Gurda and Sabrina Navarro Lopez took flights three and six for the Pioneers but the Bulldogs won the first, second, fourth and fifth flights to take thematch victory.
April 7, 2017
Third Straight Win for Lauria & Ruiz Despite Loss
Flushing, NY. – Women's tennis fell to LIU on Friday. Brianne Lauria and Claudia Ruiz had a hard fought 7-5 win at 2 doubles against LIU's Jennifer Gogova and Isabella Wagener, their third straight win at 2nd doubles together.
April 2, 2017
Pioneers Fall at Fordham
Bronx, NY. – Women's tennis fell to Fordham on Sunday. Maggie Glynn had a thrilling win in the 5th singles flight. After losing the opening set,, 6-4 to Fordham's Destiny Grunin, the freshman from Greenwich, CT fought back to win the second set 6-4 and took the super tiebreaker 11-9. Brianne Lauria and Claudia Ruiz also had a solid 6-3 win at 2 doubles against Fordham's Carolina Sa and Maia Balce.
March 25, 2017
Mount St. Mary's Downs SHU 5-2
New Haven, Conn. - Mount St. Mary's Downs Sacred Heart 5-2 on Saturday evening. Taylor Gurda and Claudia Ruiz took flights two and three for the Pioneers but the Mountaineers won the first, fourth, fifth, and sixth flights to run away with the match victory.
March 24, 2017
Women's tennis falls at St Francis
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Women's tennis fell to St Francis PA. Brianna Lauria lost a close match at 1 singles but took the doubles point with win's from Taylor Gurda and Sabrina Navarro and Maggie Glynn and Nicole Vassalle.
March 18, 2017
Women's Tennis edged out by Providence, 4-3
New Haven, CT. - The Sacred Heart Women's Tennis team narrowly lost to Providence College 4-3 in a close match up on Saturday despite wins from Brianne Lauria, Claudia Ruiz and Maggie Glyn to split singles play.
March 17, 2017
Pioneers fall to Saints
LATHAM, N.Y. -The Sacred Heart Women's Tennis team completed against a very strong Siena team on Friday losing 7-0 despite a good win at second doubles by Taylor Gurda and Claudia Ruiz who were down 5-2 before coming back to win 7-5
March 5, 2017
Women's Tennis opens NEC play with 5-2 win Vs. Wagner
New Haven, CT.- Sacred Heart Women's Tennis wins over Wagner College 5-2 Sunday night to go 1-0 in first Northeast Conference (NEC) match of the year. SHU played very well at 1 and 2, taking two out of three from doubles play. SHU then had wins at singles from one to four in singles play to win 5-2 and go 3-6 with the overall record.
February 25, 2017
Women's Tennis Sweep Doubles & Win 5-2 Overall Vs. Holy Cross
New Haven, CT.- Sacred Heart Women's Tennis wins over Holy Cross on Saturday night. SHU Swept doubles play and had wins at singles from the second to fifth positions in singles to win 5-2.
February 18, 2017
Women's Tennis falls at Drexel
WEST DEPTFORD, N.J. – The Sacred Heart Women's Tennis team completed against a strong Drexel team on Saturday losing 5-0 in singles play.
February 17, 2017
Women's Tennis Picked Fourth In NEC Preseason Coaches Poll
FAIRFIELD, Conn.—The Sacred Heart women's tennis team was selected fourth in the Northeast Conference Men's Tennis Coaches Poll, released this afternoon.
February 17, 2017
Wins From Gurda And Navarro As Women's Tennis Falls To Saint Joseph's
Media, PA.- Taylor Gurda had a good two set win at second, 7-5, 6-3 against Maureen Devlin as SHU lost 6-1 at Saint Joseph's on Friday evening. Gurda and Navarro aslo won at first doubles, 6-4. Nicole Vasselle also had a very solid performance losing in three sets at six singles.
February 10, 2017
Women's Tennis falls at Army
West Point, NY. - The Sacred Heart University Women's Tennis competed against Army West Point on Friday, falling 7-0. The Pioneers had a very solid performance in singles Brianne Lauria narrowly losing after a first set tiebreak and Adrianne Alfonso also missing out in the first set 7-5.
February 3, 2017
Wins From Lauria And Ruiz As Women's Tennis Falls 5-2 To Binghamton
SHU Women's Tennis competed against Binghamton at Army West Point on Friday to open the spring season
October 31, 2016
Women's Tennis competes at NJIT tournament
SHU Women's Tennis competed at the NJIT tournament Saturday and Sunday this weekend.
October 17, 2016
SHU falls 6-1 at Hofstra
Fairfield, Conn. -The Sacred Heart men's tennis team was defeated by Hofstra 6-1 on Sunday
October 14, 2016
SHU Women's Tennis defeats Monmouth 6-1
West Long Branch, NJ - The Sacred Heart Women's tennis team used the momentum from sweeping the doubles matches to defeat Monmouth, 6-1, Thursday afternoon in New Jersey.
October 5, 2016
Podsiebierski wins in 6-1 setback to Quinnipiac
FAIRFIELD, Conn. -Junior Olivia Podsiebierski had an thrilling three set tiebreak win at first singles over Quinnipiac's Rachel Horton in Sacred Heart's 6-1 defeat at Quinnipiac.
September 19, 2016
Sacred Heart competes in Quinnipiac Invitational
Hamden, Conn. – Sacred Heart women's tennis Senior Taylor Gurda (Middletown, N.Y. / Minisink Valley) had two wins on Saturday in the A Flight consolations before losing in the semi final at the Quinnipiac Invitational. Freshmen Brianne Lauria and Maggie Glynn both had wins before losing in the semi finals in the B and D Flight consolations.
September 11, 2016
Women's Tennis Opens Fall With SHU Doubles Invitational
Sacred Heart women’s tennis won ten matches as it hosted the SHU Doubles Invitational tournament on Sunday. The tournament was the first action of the season with freshmen Adrianne Alfonso, Maggie Glyn, Brianne Lauria and Nicole Vassalle all getting their first collegiate wins.
August 9, 2016
Women's Tennis Adds Five for 2016-17 Campaign
August 3, 2016
Women's Tennis Releases 2016-17 Slate
July 27, 2016
SHU Tennis Recognized by ITA for Work in the Classroom
June 21, 2016
DeRienzo Caps Career With NEC Scholar-Athlete Of The Year Award
SHU alumna graduated with school record 130 victories
June 8, 2016
SHU Selected to Host 2016 ITA Summer Circuit Qualifying Tournament
With head men’s tennis coach Paul Gagliardi as the Tournament Director, SHU will host a qualifying tournament from July 8-10 on the Pioneer Tennis Courts
June 2, 2016
SHU Captures NEC Brenda Weare Commissioner's Cup For Sixth Time
HU also captured its ninth Joan Martin Commissioner’s Cup for excellence in women’s sports
May 13, 2016
Pioneers Celebrate Class Of 2016
Sean Ferguson of the cross country/track & field team and Katie DeRienzo of the women’s tennis team received the top honors of the Pioneer Award and are the Pioneers’ nominees for the Northeast Conference Student-Athlete of the Year award.
May 9, 2016
DeRienzo Named ITA’s Most Improved Senior in Northeast Region
DeRienzo has been a staple in the SHU women's tennis program over the last four years, winning at least 16 singles matches 30 overall matches in each of her four seasons.
May 4, 2016
Four Pioneers Earn All-NEC Accolades
On the women’s side, Katie DeRienzo, Olivia Podsibierski, and Claudia Ruiz were each honored, while Derek Chapman was SHU’s lone male representative.
April 23, 2016
Women’s Tennis’ Season Ends in NEC Semifinals
Claudia Ruiz earned Sacred Heart’s lone point and went a perfect 2-0 as the third seeded Pioneers end their campaign at an even .500, 10-10. SHU’s ten victories are its most since the 2011 campaign and the semifinal appearance is the first since 2013.
April 22, 2016
Women's Tennis Cruises into NEC Semifinals
The Pioneers advance to the semifinals for the first time since 2013, where they will face second seeded Fairleigh Dickinson.
April 19, 2016
DeRienzo Ends Regular Season with One Final NEC Player of the Week Honor
The fourth NEC Player of the Week honor of her career, the senior has also been selected as the Player of the Month on three occasions and the Rookie of the Week once throughout her career.
April 18, 2016
Seeding and Schedule Announced for 2016 NEC Championships
Both the Sacred Heart women and men have earned top four seeds.
April 17, 2016
Pioneers End Regular Season with Second Straight 5-2 Setback
Finishing the regular season 9-9 overall and 2-2 in the league, the Pioneers will now turn their attention to the 2016 NEC Championships hosted at the Mercer Country Tennis Center in West Windsor, N.J. next weekend.
April 16, 2016
DeRienzo Defeats Defending NEC Player of the Year in Loss at Bryant
Katie DeRienzo defeated the reigning Northeast Conference Player of the Year, and was part of one of the two doubles teams to help Sacred Heart secure the doubles point.
April 13, 2016
Six Pioneer Programs Earn NCAA Public Recognition Awards
SHU baseball, men's track and field, women's basketball, women's cross country, women's lacrosse and women's tennis teams were recognized
April 12, 2016
SHU Tennis Wins Pair of NEC Weekly Awards
Brian Power was named the NEC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week for the first time in his career, while Olivia Podsiebierski was honored for the second time this season as NEC Women’s Rookie of the Week.
April 11, 2016
Second Straight Sweep Gives SHU Fourth Straight Win
After taking two of the three doubles matches, SHU did not drop a set in singles play, as the Pioneers move to 9-7 with the sweep of cross-town rival Fairfield.
April 8, 2016
Pioneers Stay Perfect in NEC Play with Sweep of Wagner
SHU did not drop a set en route to moving over .500 at 8-7.
March 31, 2016
Sacred Heart Cruises to Win For Second Straight Day
The Sacred Heart women’s tennis team cruised to a victory for a second consecutive day, defeating Rhode Island 6-1 on Thursday afternoon at the Pioneer Tennis Courts for its fourth win in five matches to move to .500 at 7-7.
March 30, 2016
Pioneers Take Conference Opener 5-2 Over LIU Brooklyn
SHU Knocked off LIU Brooklyn, who was selected second in the NEC Preseason Coaches’ Poll. The Pioneers have won three of four to move one game under .500 at 6-7.
March 28, 2016
Women's Tennis Match Postponed For Second Time
Due to impending inclement weather, Tuesday’s women's tennis match against LIU Brooklyn has been postponed for a second time. Schedule to play begin at 1 pm at the Pioneer Tennis Courts on Tuesday, the two teams will now play Wednesday, March 29 at 3 pm. Be sure to check SacredHeartPioneers.com for further updates.
March 24, 2016
Sacred Heart Drops Spring Home Opener to Siena
Sacred Heart took the doubles point but three three-set losses were the difference.
March 22, 2016
Podsiebierski Wins Second NEC Honor in Four Weeks
Three weeks after receiving Northeast Conference Rookie of the Month honors, Olivia Podsiebierski has been named the NEC Rookie of the Week it was announced on Tuesday.
March 18, 2016
Three Setters Help SHU Knock Off Providence
Two three set victories were the difference as the Sacred Heart women’s tennis team knocked off Big East foe Providence on Friday night for its second consecutive win.
March 10, 2016
SHU Ends Trip with Dominant Performance Against Minnesota State
The Pioneers did not drop a set.
March 7, 2016
Sacred Heart Swept 4-0 by East Carolina
The Pirates won the doubles point before winning the first three singles matches to finish, therefore clinching the sweep of SHU, who is now 3-6 this season.
March 6, 2016
Sacred Heart Comes up Just Short in Loss to Valpo
Sacred Heart had four match points at second doubles to clinch its third straight win.
March 3, 2016
DeRienzo & Podsiebierski Give SHU Sweep of NEC's Monthly Awards
After ending fall with the first one of her career, DeRienzo claims her second consecutive NEC Player of the Month nod, while Podsiebierski’s Rookie of the Month award is the first of her career.
February 20, 2016
Sacred Heart Picks up Second Straight Win with Sweep of Hartford
The Pioneers were one doubles match shy of winning all ten en route to improving to 3-4.
February 17, 2016
Sacred Heart Women Fifth in NEC Preseason Poll; Men Sixth
The Northeast Conference unveiled the Preseason Coaches’ Poll for both men’s and women’s tennis on Wednesday. The Sacred Heart men were tabbed sixth, while the women were selected fifth. Bryant was voted the unanimous favorite in both polls.
February 14, 2016
Sacred Heart Rolls Past Colgate, 6-1
The Pioneers rolled past the Raiders 6-1 on Sunday afternoon at Yale, winning its first match of the spring to improve to 2-4.
February 13, 2016
Sacred Heart Blanked by Drexel
SHU’s best opportunities for a victory came at second and third doubles, where the Pioneers dropped 6-4 decisions. Katie DeRienzo teamed with Taylor Gurda at second doubles, while Olivia Podsiebierski and Claudia Ruiz were paired at third. Podsiebierski also won the most games in a singles match, losing 6-4, 6-3, at fourth singles.
January 30, 2016
SHU Drops Thriller to Army; Loses to Binghamton
Katie DeRienzo won three of her four matches as the Sacred Heart women’s tennis team dropped its first two duals of the spring season over the weekend.
January 11, 2016
Spring Portion of Women's Tennis Schedule Revelaed
Beginning play on January 29, highlights of the schedule include a spring break trip to Puerto Rico and four regular season Northeast Conference matches before the conference tournament begins on April 22.
November 6, 2015
Chapman and DeRienzo Honored by ECAC
Katie DeRienzo was named the Corvias ECAC Women’s Tennis Player of the Month, while Derek Chapman was chosen as the Men’s Tennis Rookie of the Month.
October 28, 2015
Milestone Victory Helps DeRienzo to NEC Player of the Month Award
She has previously been selected as NEC Player of the Week four times, as well as Rookie of the Week once.
October 24, 2015
DeRienzo Wins 100th Career Match at ITA's
The milestone victory came with doubles partner Lindsey Post, as the two knocked off a pair from Saint Francis U, 8-6, in the opening round of the tournament. Later in the day she made it 101 career wins, defeating Paulina Torres of Albany, 6-2, 7-6 (2) in the first round of singles play.
October 7, 2015
DeRienzo and Podsiebierski Win in 5-2 Setback to Quinnipiac
The two both improved to 2-0.
September 29, 2015
Sacred Heart Opens Dual Season With Sweep of Monmouth
SHU did not drop a set en route to winning all nine matches.
September 27, 2015
Gurda and Podsiebierski Advance to Semifinals at Army Invite
After sweeping a pair from Saint Peter’s in the opening round on Friday, Gurda and Podsiebierski had to storm back from a 5-2 deficit, including a pair of match points, to defeat the Cornell University team of Allegra Hanlon and Maniko Iinuma, 7-5, in the round of 16. The tandem picked up their third win of the weekend in Saturday’s quarterfinals, defeating Army, 6-4,
September 20, 2015
Doubles Find Success at Quinnipiac Invitational
Three of Sacred Heart’s four doubles teams won first round matches
September 12, 2015
Olson and Podsiebierki Take Flight C in Season Opening SHU Doubles Invitational
enior Paige Olson and freshman Olivia Podsiebierski, competing in her first collegiate action, teamed to win the C Flight of the SHU Doubles Invitational at the Pioneer Tennis Courts on Saturday.
August 26, 2015
SHU Women’s Tennis Fall Schedule Released
It was revealed that the first action on the newly refurbished Pioneer Tennis Courts will take place on Saturday, September 12 with the annual SHU Doubles Invitational at 9 a.m.
July 20, 2015
11 Individuals Highlight Men’s & Women’s Tennis ITA Honors
The Sacred Heart men’s tennis and women’s tennis teams were both placed on the 2015 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Teams announced on Thursday.
April 30, 2015
DeRienzo and Navarro Lopez Receive All-NEC Accolades
Katie DeRienzo was selected Second Team All-Conference at first singles, while Sabrina Navarro Lopez earned a spot on the All-Rookie Team for her play at sixth singles.
April 17, 2015
Sacred Heart’s Season Ends with 4-2 Loss to FDU in NEC Quarterfinals
Taylor Gurda was the lone Pioneer to win on the day, cruising to a 6-1, 6-1 victory at fifth singles. SHU closes out its 2014-15 campaign 7-10.
April 14, 2015
DeRienzo Ends Regular Season with Second Consecutive NEC POW Award
The strong finish put an exclamation point on a season in which the junior went a NEC best 19-5 overall in singles, including a perfect 4-0 in conference action, as well as 14-11 in doubles. Including her Player of the Month award in February, DeRienzo has now won three Northeast Conference honors in 2015.
April 13, 2015
Sacred Heart Ends Regular Season with 4-3 Triumph at Fairfield
The Sacred Heart women’s tennis team recovered from losing the doubles point to come back and defeat cross town rival Fairfield 4-3 on Monday afternoon. Playing in its final regular season match, SHU ends the year with a 7-9 record
April 7, 2015
DeRienzo Wins ECAC POW and Second NEC Honor of 2015
Bouncing back from having her nine match winning streak snapped the previous weekend, DeRienzo swept both of her opponents at first singles in straight sets over the weekend.
April 7, 2015
Pioneers Top NEC Leading LIU Brooklyn 6-1
n its last Northeast Conference match of the regular season, the Sacred Heart women’s tennis team topped conference leading LIU Brooklyn 6-1 on Tuesday afternoon.
April 6, 2015
SHU Suffers 5-2 Setback at Rhode Island
Lindsey Post cruised to a 6-2, 6-3 straight set decision at third singles to earn one of the two Pioneers points. The second was won by Emma Pezzullo, who toughed out a three set victory after a loss in a first set tiebreaker.
April 3, 2015
Sacred Heart Falls to Bryant 5-2 in NEC Action
DeRienzo and Rydzewski have both now won two matches in a row. In winning her first singles match 6-1, 6-4, DeRienzo improved to a perfect 3-0 in NEC play, as well as 17-4 overall. Rydzewski also cruised in straight sets at third singles, 6-4, 6-2.
April 1, 2015
Sacred Heart Edged by Albany 4-3
atie DeRienzo, Nicole Rydweski, and Lindsey Post all picked up wins for SHU.
March 29, 2015
Sunday's Men's and Women's Tennis Match Postponed
Due to yesterday's inclement weather, the Sacred Heart men's and women's tennis match scheduled for Sunday, March 29, against Holy Cross has been postponed. A makeup date has yet to be announced.
March 28, 2015
Pioneers Edge Siena 4-3 to Improve to .500
After winning the doubles point, the Sacred Heart women’s tennis teams won the fourth through sixth singles matches to defeat Siena 4-3 on Saturday afternoon. The win is the second straight for the Pioneers and fourth in fifth matches, as SHU is now 5-5 in 2014-15.
March 25, 2015
Thursday's Women's Tennis Match Postponed
The Sacred Heart women's tennis match at Rhode Island scheduled for Thursday, March 25 has been postponed. The two teams will now play on Monday, April 6.
March 24, 2015
Navarro Lopez Tabbed NEC Rookie of the Week
Sacred Heart freshman Sabrina Navarro Lopez was selected as the Northeast Conference Women’s Tennis Freshman of the Week it was announced Tuesday. It is her first career weekly conference honor.
March 22, 2015
SHU Cruises to Sweep of Wagner for First Conference Win
The Sacred Heart women’s tennis team did not drop a set as it swept Northeast Conference opponent Wagner on Sunday evening at Yale University.
March 21, 2015
Sacred Heart Edged by FDU 4-3 in NEC Opener
Coming off a three week layoff, the Sacred Heart University women’s tennis team was narrowly defeated by preseason favorite Fairleigh Dickinson, 4-3, in the Northeast Conference opener for both teams on Saturday evening at Yale.
March 19, 2015
SHU Tennis to Host 19th Annual Pioneer Tennis Brunch Next Sunday
The Sacred Heart University men’s and women’s tennis program will host their 19th Annual Pioneer Tennis Brunch in the Board Room of the William H. Pitt Center next Sunday, March 29 at 10:30 am.
March 6, 2015
Perfect Month Leads to NEC Player of the Month for DeRienzo
DeRienzo has begun her spring campaign in perfect fashion, going a combined 6-0 in singles and doubles. In the process, she has extended her winning streak in singles to 7 matches, while having also won her past five in doubles play.
February 28, 2015
Pioneers Drop, 5-2, Decision to Providence
Katie DeRienzo and Taylor Gurda both won matches as the Sacred Heart University women’s tennis team fell to Providence, 5-2, on Saturday
February 21, 2015
Sacred Heart Defeats Hartford, 6-1
HARTFORD, Conn. – The Sacred Heart University women’s tennis won its second consecutive match by the score of 6-1 on Saturday afternoon, as it defeated Hartford in non-conference action. The Pioneers swept the doubles competition en route to improving their record to an even 3-3 on the year.
February 17, 2015
Women’s Tennis Selected Fourth in NEC Preseason Poll
The Sacred Heart University women’s tennis team was selected to finish fourth in the Preseason Coaches Poll released by the Northeast Conference this morning. The Pioneers have appeared in the NEC semifinals in five of the past six seasons.
February 15, 2015
Pioneers Win First Dual Match of Spring at NJIT, 6-1
The Sacred Heart University women’s tennis team picked up its first dual victory of the spring season in comfortable fashion on Sunday, defeating NJIT, 6-1. The Pioneers are now 2-3 overall
January 31, 2015
Rydzewski Wins as Pioneers Defeated by Binghamton, 6-1
Rydzewski picked up a straight set victory, 6-2, 6-4, in her third singles match for her first win of the season. Lindsey Post and Paige Olson won doubles match, 6-4.
January 30, 2015
Olson Victorious in SHU’s Spring-Opening Loss at Army, 6-1
The win for Olson, at first singles, was a three setter, in which she won the tiebreak 10-6.
October 25, 2014
DeRienzo Takes Flight A Singles Title at NJIT Invitational
DeRienzo picked up her second career tournament title.
October 17, 2014
Pioneers Compete at ITA Northeast Regionals
The pair of Lindsey Post and Katie DeRienzo picked up an opening round victory.
October 8, 2014
Pioneers Fall to Quinnipiac 5-2
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Sacred Heart University women’s tennis team fell to Quinnipiac 5-2 on Wednesday afternoon. They conclude their fall dual season with a 1-1 record.
September 30, 2014
Pioneers Open Dual Season With 7-0 Shutout of Monmouth
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – The Sacred Heart University women’s tennis team opened their dual season with a 7-0 shutout of Monmouth on Tuesday afternoon. After sweeping doubles, the Pioneers go on to only drop a total of 13 games in singles play.
September 28, 2014
DeRienzo Reaches Semifinals at Saint Joseph’s Invitational
PHILADELPHIA – A semifinal appearance by Katie DeRienzo in flight 1 singles highlighted the weekend as the Sacred Heart University women’s tennis team competed at the Saint Joseph’s Invitational.
September 14, 2014
Pioneers Compete at Quinnipiac Invitational
HAMDEN, CONN. – The Sacred Heart University women’s tennis team competed at the Quinnipiac Invitational over the weekend. Emma Pezzullo picked up a win in the D singles tournament, while Katie DeRienzo won the A singles consolation tournament.
September 6, 2014
Pioneers Open Season With SHU Doubles Invitational
FAIRFIELD, CONN – The Sacred Heart University women’s tennis team opened its season hosting the SHU Doubles Invitational on Saturday. Most teams were able to complete four of their five matches before rain eventually shortened the event.
August 7, 2014
SHU Women’s Tennis Releases 2014-15 Schedule
Sacred Heart Women’s Tennis Head Coach Mike Guastelle announced the Pioneers’ 2014-15 schedule Thursday. The season opens up on Saturday, September 7 with the annual Sacred Heart Doubles Invitational at 9 A.M.
July 11, 2014
Nine Tennis Players Earn ITA Scholar-Athlete Honors
Women's Tennis named ITA All-Academic Team for 12th time in 13 years.
April 30, 2014
Nicole Rydzewski Named to NEC Tennis Second Team
FAIRFIELD, Conn – Junior Nicole Rydzewski (Maspeth, NY) has been named to the Northeast Conference women’s tennis second team, announced by the conference Wednesday afternoon. Rydzewski is the first Pioneer to earn an All-Conference nod since Delaney Downing did it in 2010.
April 17, 2014
Sacred Heart finishes Season with 4-2 Loss to Saint Francis in NEC Tournament
WEST WINDSOR, Conn – The Sacred Heart women’s tennis team dropped the doubles point and lost three singles matches to fall to the Saint Francis Red Flash, 4-2, in the NEC Tournament quarterfinals Thursday afternoon at the Mercer County Tennis Center. The Pioneers finish the season with an 8-12 record.
April 15, 2014
Katie DeRienzo Named NEC Tennis Player of the Week
FAIRFIELD, Conn – Sophomore Katie DeRienzo (Douglaston, NY) was named Northeast Conference Player of the Week Tuesday afternoon. DeRienzo is the second consecutive Pioneer to win the award as junior Nicole Rydzewski (Maspeth, NY) claimed the honor last week.
April 14, 2014
Pioneers Defeat Fairfield 5-2
FAIRFIELD, Conn – The Sacred Heart women’s tennis team narrowily earned the doubles point and won four singles matches on their way to a 5-2 win over cross-town rival, Fairfield, Monday afternoon at the SHU Tennis Courts.
April 14, 2014
Women's Tennis Seeded Fourth at Upcoming NEC Championships
FAIRFIELD, Conn – The Sacred Heart women’s tennis team was slotted fourth in the Northeast Conference Championships to be held this weekend at the Mercer County Tennis Center in West Windsor, New Jersey. The Pioneers will take on Saint Francis University on Thursday afternoon at 2:00 pm.
April 12, 2014
Pioneers Beaten 6-1 by UMass
FAIRFIELD, Conn – Sophomore Katie DeRienzo (Douglaston, NY) won her third consecutive match at number one singles Saturday afternoon in a losing effort as the Pioneers fell 6-1 to the UMass Minutewomen. SHU falls to 7-11 on the season.
April 10, 2014
Sacred Heart Drops Hartford 6-1
FAIRFIELD, Conn – The Sacred Heart women’s tennis team swept the doubles point for the second consecutive match and cruised to a 6-1 win over Hartford Thursday afternoon at the SHU Tennis Courts. The Pioneers improve to 7-10 on the season.
April 9, 2014
SHU Tennis Defeats Providence 4-3
PROVIDENCE, RI – The Sacred Heart Women’s tennis team used the momentum from sweeping all three doubles matches to defeat the Providence Friars, 4-3, Wednesday afternoon in Rhode Island. The Pioneers improve to 6-10 on the season.
April 8, 2014
Nicole Rydzewski Named NEC Tennis Player of the Week
FAIRFIELD, Conn – Junior Nicole Rydzewski (Maspeth, NY) was named Northeast Conference Tennis Player of the Week Tuesday afternoon. Rydzewski becomes the second Pioneer to win the award so far this season, joining senior Gabi Kaldan (New Brunswick, NJ) who earned the honor two weeks ago.
April 6, 2014
Women's Tennis Falls 6-1 At Quinnipiac
Rydzewski wins fourth straight singles match
April 5, 2014
DeRienzo, Rydzewski Both Win In Women's Tennis 5-2 Loss To Albany
Duo paired to win doubles match and both won singles match.
April 4, 2014
Baseball And Tennis Postponed On Friday
Impending inclement weather on Friday has led to the postponement of the Sacred Heart baseball team’s Northeast Conference opener at Fairleigh Dickinson, as well as the Sacred Heart men’s and women’s tennis teams’ matches at Quinnipiac.
April 2, 2014
SHU Tennis Defeats Manhattan 6-1
FAIRFIELD, Conn – The Sacred Heart women’s tennis team earned the doubles point and won five of six singles matches on their way to a 6-1 win over Manhattan on Wednesday afternoon at the Sacred Heart Tennis Courts. The Pioneers improve to 5-8 on the season.
March 29, 2014
Pioneers Fall 4-3 to Bryant
Providence, RI – The Bryant Bulldogs earned the doubles point and won three singles matches on their way to a 4-3 win over Sacred Heart Saturday afternoon at the Brown University. The Pioneers fall to 2-2 in the Northeast Conference this season.
March 25, 2014
Gabi Kaldan Named NEC Player of the Week
FAIRFIELD, Conn – Senior Gabi Kaldan (New Brunswick, NJ) has been named Northeast Conference Player of the Week.
March 22, 2014
Pioneers Fall 6-1 at Fairleigh Dickinson
Teaneck, NJ – Senior Gabi Kaldan (New Brunswick, NJ) earned victories in singles and doubles but it wasn’t enough as the two-time defending NEC champion, Fairleigh Dickinson Knights, defeated Sacred Heart 6-1 Saturday afternoon at the FDU Tennis Center. The Pioneers fall to 2-1 in the NEC this season and 5-7 overall.
March 21, 2014
Pioneers Sweep Singles in 6-1 Win Over Robert Morris
FAIRFIELD, Conn – The Sacred Heart Pioneers rebounded from losing the doubles point to sweep all six singles matches on their way to a 6-1 win over the Robert Morris Colonials Friday afternoon at the Sacred Heart Tennis Courts. The Pioneers are now 2-0 in the NEC this season.
March 9, 2014
Women's Tennis Drops 7-0 Decision to Hawaii
HONOLULU, HI – The Sacred Heart women’s tennis team wrapped up their Hawaiian road trip with a 7-0 setback to the University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Sunday afternoon. The Pioneers fall to 3-6 on the season, while Hawaii improves to 5-7.
March 6, 2014
Women's Tennis Shutout by Idaho
HONOLULU, HI – The Sacred Heart women’s tennis team was shut out 7-0 to Idaho Thursday night on the campus of the University of Hawaii. The Pioneers are now 0-2 during their Hawaiian road trip and 3-5 on the season.
March 4, 2014
Women's Tennis Falls 8-1 at BYU-Hawaii
LAIE, Hawaii (March, 5th, 2014) – The Sacred Heart women’s tennis team dropped the doubles points and five of six singles matches on their way to a 6-1 loss to BYU Hawaii Tuesday night. The Pioneers fall to 3-4 on the season.
February 22, 2014
Pioneers Open NEC Play with 5-2 Win Over Saint Francis
WEST HAVEN, Conn – The Sacred Heart University women’s tennis team opened their NEC schedule with a 5-2 win over Saint Francis University Saturday night at Yale Indoor Tennis Center. The Pioneers improve to 3-3 on the season.
February 14, 2014
Women's Tennis Selected Third in NEC Preseason Coaches Poll
FAIRFIELD, Conn – The Sacred Heart women’s tennis team has been selected to finish third in the Northeast Conference, according to the Preseason Coaches Poll released Friday afternoon. The Pioneers find themselves tied with Bryant in the third slot. Two-time defending champions, Fairleigh Dickinson, sits atop the poll, while LIU Brooklyn was voted second.
February 9, 2014
Sacred Heart Records 7-0 Win over Siena
WEST HAVEN, Conn – The Sacred Heart women’s tennis team earned the doubles point and dropped just one singles set, on their way to a 7-0 win over Siena Sunday afternoon at the Yale Tennis Center. The Pioneers improve to 2-3 on the season.
February 3, 2014
SHU Tennis Annual Luncheon Set for February 22nd
FAIRFIELD, Conn – The Sacred Heart men’s and women’s tennis team have announced that their 18th annual SHU Tennis Luncheon will be held on February 22nd at the D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course. The event will begin at 12:00 pm.
February 1, 2014
Women's Tennis Dropped 5-2 by Binghamton
WEST POINT, NY – The Sacred Heart women’s tennis team won the doubles point Saturday night but lost five of six singles matches en route to a 5-2 loss to the Binghamton Bearcats at Lichtenberg Tennis Center on the campus of Army.
January 31, 2014
Women's Tennis Falls 5-2 at Army
WEST POINT, NY – The Sacred Heart women’s tennis team dropped their second consecutive match to start the Spring, falling 5-2 to the Army Black Knights Friday night in West Point. The Pioneers fall to 1-2 this season.
January 26, 2014
Women's Tennis Drops 4-3 Decision To NJIT In 2014 Opener
The Pioneers earned three singles victories Saturday night.
October 27, 2013
Women's Tennis Wraps Up Fall at NJIT Invitational
NEWARK, NJ – The Sacred Heart women’s tennis team finished their Fall slate over the weekend at the NJIT Women’s Tennis Invitational in Newark. The three day event held at the Althea Gibson Tennis Center featured nine other teams.
October 2, 2013
Women's Tennis Defeats Monmouth, 6-1
Fairfield, CT - The Sacred Heart women's tennis team opened up their dual match season with a 6-1 win over the Monmouth Hawks. The Pioneers won the doubles point, 2-1, and were victorious in five of the six singles matches.
September 15, 2013
Women's Tennis Competes at Quinnipiac Invitational
Fairfield, CT (September 16, 2013) – The Sacred Heart women’s tennis team competed in the Quinnipiac Invitational over the weekend on the campus of their former conference rival.
August 14, 2013
Pioneer Tennis Earns ITA Academic Honors
The Sacred Heart women's tennis team was honored for their academic success off the courts in 2012-13 by being named an Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division I All-Academic Team. In addition, six Pioneers on the women's side and two on the men's side were selected as ITA Scholar-Athletes for posting a grade point average of 3.50 or higher this past season.
May 6, 2013
SHU Tennis Volunteers at 6th Annual Bridgeport Lighthouse Tournament
Bridgeport, CT – The Sacred Heart men’s and women’s tennis teams spent some time helping the USTA spread the sport of tennis to the nearby community of Bridgeport. As a part of the USTA’s Target Market Initiative in Bridgeport, the Pioneers volunteered at the 6th Annual Bridgeport Lighthouse Tournament for local elementary school kids on Tuesday, April 30.
April 20, 2013
SHU Tennis Falls to FDU in NEC Semi-Finals
West Windsor, NJ - The Sacred Heart women's team finished their season Saturday morning with a 4-0 loss to the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights in the Northeast Conference Semi-finals. The Pioneers close the season with a 9-11 overall record and a 3-5 NEC record.
April 19, 2013
Pioneers Advance to NEC Semi-Finals with Win Over Bryant
West Windsor, NJ – The Sacred Heart women’s team came back after dropping the doubles point to defeat the Bryant Bulldogs, 4-2, Friday afternoon to advance to the NEC tournament semi-finals. The Pioneers will face the top seeded Fairleigh Dickinson Knights in the semi-finals.
April 17, 2013
SHU Tennis Set for NEC Tournament
Fairfield, CT – The Sacred Heart men’s and women’s tennis teams head to the Mercer County Tennis Center in West Windsor, NJ this weekend to compete at the 2013 Northeast Conference (NEC) Tournament. The women’s squad has been seeded fifth, while the men are the seventh seed.
April 15, 2013
Pioneers Finish Regular Season with 6-1 Win over Hartford
West Hartford, CT – The Sacred Heart women’s tennis team completed their regular season Monday afternoon with a 6-1 win over the Hartford Hawks. SHU easily won the doubles point, dropping just one game in the three matches, and then won five of six singles matches. The Pioneers finish the regular season with an overall record of 8-10 and a record of 2-4 in the Northeast Conference.
April 13, 2013
Pioneers Shutout Holy Cross, 7-0
New Britain, CT – The Sacred Heart women’s tennis team got back their winning ways Saturday afternoon, shutting out Holy Cross 7-0. The Pioneers improve to 7-9 on the season.
April 10, 2013
Paige Olson Named NEC Player and Rookie of the Week
Fairfield, CT - Freshman Paige Olson (Sykesville, MD) has been named this week's Northeast Conference Player and Rookie of the Week. Olson becomes the second Pioneer to win NEC Rookie of the Week honors this season joining freshman Katie DeRienzo (Douglaston, NY).
April 9, 2013
SHU Drops NEC Match to LIU Brooklyn
Fairfield, CT - The Sacred Heart women's tennis team lost their final Northeast Conference match of the season, 6-1 to LIU Brooklyn on Tuesday afternoon. Sacred Heart ends the season with a 2-4 record in the NEC.
April 6, 2013
Pioneers Drop Two NEC Matches Over the Weekend
Fairfield, CT - The Sacred Heart women's tennis team dropped back-to-back NEC matches over the weekend to Quinnipiac and then Bryant. The Pioneers have now fallen to 6-8 on the season.
April 3, 2013
SHU Tennis Drops Siena, 6-1
Latham, NY - Sacred Heart won two out of three doubles matches and took all but one singles match to defeat the Siena Saints, 6-1, on Wednesday afternoon. The Pioneers are back to .500 on the season at 6-6.
March 28, 2013
Pioneers Earn 5-2 Win at URI
The Sacred Heart women's tennis team swept all three doubles matches and took the #3 through #6 singles matches to earn a 5-2 win Thursday afternoon at the University of Rhode Island.
March 27, 2013
Pioneers Lose 7-0 to Fairleigh Dickinson
Fairfield, CT – The Sacred Heart women’s tennis team lost their first NEC match of the season Wednesday afternoon, 7-0 to the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights. SHU drops to 4-6 (2-1 NEC) on the season.
March 15, 2013
Pioneers Fall to Providence, 6-1
New Haven CT – The Sacred Heart women’s tennis team lost to the Providence Friars Friday night, 6-1, at the Yale Indoor courts. Freshman Paige Olson (Sykesville, MD) was the only Pioneer able to secure a victory, improving her singles record to 5-4 in dual matches this season. Sacred Heart is now 4-5 on the season.
March 13, 2013
DeRienzo Named NEC Rookie of the Week
Fairfield, CT - Freshman Katie DeReinzo has been name Northeast Conference Rookie of the week after winning both her doubles and singles matches against Fairfield last week.
March 13, 2013
Pioneers Take Down Albany, 4-3
Latham, NY - The Sacred Heart women's tennis tennis team defeated the Albany Great Danes, 4-3, in a Wednesday matinee at the Tri-City Fitness in Latham, New York. Sacred Heart did not secure the doubles point but won six of the singles matches to secure the victory. The Pioneers improve to 4-4 on the season.
March 9, 2013
Pioneers Lose Close One to Fairfield, 4-3
Stamford, CT – The Sacred Heart women’s tennis team lost a close one to cross-town rivals Fairfield, 4-3, on Saturday night. With the loss, the Pioneers snap a two-match win streak and fall to 3-4 (2-0) on the season.
February 23, 2013
Women's Tennis Drops Saint Francis University, 6-1
New Haven, CT – The Sacred Heart women’s tennis team defeated Saint Francis University, 6-1, Saturday night at Yale University. The win marked the second conference win of the season for the Pioneers and the second dual match win in a row, after defeating St. Peter’s last weekend.
February 16, 2013
Pioneers Sweep St. Peter's, 7-0
New Haven, CT – The Sacred Heart women’s tennis team strung together an impressive performance over the weekend, sweeping St. Peter’s at Yale University on Saturday night to notch their second dual match victory of the season. SHU improved to 2-3 on the season.
February 9, 2013
Women's Tennis Tabbed to Finish Fifth in NEC
Fairfield, CT- The Sacred Heart women’s tennis team was picked to finish fifth in the Northeast Conference (NEC), in the annual preseason vote by NEC coaches.
February 2, 2013
Women's Tennis Drops Two Matches in Upstate New York
West Point, NY - The Sacred heart women’s tennis team dropped two matches over the weekend, when they traveled to upstate New York to take on Army and Binghamton, dropping both matches 4-3.
January 26, 2013
SHU Tennis Falls to NJIT
Newark, NJ – The Sacred heart women’s tennis team dropped their first match of the spring over the weekend, 6-1 to the New Jersey Institute of Technology on Saturday afternoon. The Pioneers dropped to 1-1 on the early season.
October 16, 2012
Women's Tennis Places Third in New England Championships
Providence, RI - The Sacred Heart women’s tennis team traveled to Providence College over the weekend to compete in the New England Championships. The Pioneers came in third place overall, finishing with 25 points. The Pioneers finished above NEC foe Bryant and in-state rival Fairfield. Providence ended up winning the team competition with 46 points, while UCONN came in second place with 35 points.
October 1, 2012
Sacred Heart Competes at the NJIT Invitational
Newark, NJ The Sacred Heart womens tennis team were back in action over the weekend competing at the NJIT Invitational in Newark, New Jersey. The invitational had four draws; a main singles and doubles bracket and a consolation bracket for both. The Pioneers put together a strong performance against a field of five which included NEC rival Quinnipiac.
September 19, 2012
Pioneers Sweep Monmouth in NEC Opener
The Sacred Heart women's tennis team opened up their dual match schedule with a 7-0 Northeast Conference win at Monmouth Wednesday afternoon. The Pioneers did not drop a set to the Hawks on their way to their first win of the season.
September 17, 2012
SHU Women Compete at QU Invitational
The Sacred Heart women's tennis team officially got their 2012-13 season underway over the weekend, competing in the 16th Annual Quinnipiac University Invitational on the Hamden campus.
August 8, 2012
SHU Women's Tennis Earns ITA All-Academic Honors
The Sacred Heart women's tennis team was honored for their academic success off the courts in 2011-12 by being named an Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division I All-Academic Team. In addition, five Pioneers were selected as ITA Scholar-Athletes for posting a grade point average of 3.50 or higher this past season.
June 6, 2012
“Tennis for Tricia” Raises over $4000 for the Patricia Dacey Woods Memorial Fund
The Sacred Heart University tennis program celebrated the life of Patricia Dacey Woods 02’ at “Tennis for Tricia”, a gathering of SHU Tennis alumni and friends as well as the Woods and Dacey families on campus this past Saturday. Through the generosity of the SHU Tennis community, over $4000 was raised for the Patricia Dacey Woods Memorial Fund at the event.
April 21, 2012
SHU Beaten by Quinnipiac at NEC Championship, 4-0
The Sacred Heart women's tennis team saw it's 2012 season end Saturday afternoon, falling to rival Quinnipiac in the NEC Championship Semifinals, 4-0.
April 20, 2012
Pioneers Advance to NEC Semis with Win Over Robert Morris
The Sacred Heart women's tennis team advanced to the semifinals of the 2012 Northeast Conference Championship thanks to a 4-2 win over Robert Morris on Friday afternoon. The #3 seeded Pioneers move on to face NEC rival and #2 seeded Quinnipiac on Saturday.
April 17, 2012
Seeding Announced for NEC Tournament; SHU Women 3rd, Men 5th
The Northeast Conference announced the seeding for this weekend's Tennis Championship to be held at Mercer County Park in West Windsor, NJ on Friday through Sunday. The Pioneer women are seeded third in the field of 10 teams while are tabbed fifth in their nine team field.
April 12, 2012
Pioneers Lose to URI, 4-2
The Sacred Heart women's tennis team lost to visitor Rhode Island Thursday afternoon, 4-2. The two teams played just the singles matches with doubles being wiped out due to rain showers.
April 10, 2012
Pioneers Beaten at Quinnipiac, 6-1
The Sacred Heart women's tennis team fell to 3-2 in Northeast Conference play, losing at Quinnipiac 6-1 on Tuesday afternoon. The Pioneers are 8-10 overall and will wrap up the regular season with two more matches this week before next weekend's NEC Championship.
April 6, 2012
SHU Tennis Teams Beat Hartford Hawks
The Sacred Heart men's and women's tennis teams posted matching wins over the University of Hartford Friday afternoon on the SHU Tennis Courts. The Pioneer men posted a 4-3 win while the women cruised to a 6-1 win over the Hawks.
April 5, 2012
Pioneers Rebound for 4-3 NEC Win at LIU Brooklyn
The Sacred Heart women's tennis team snapped a three-match losing streak and improved to 3-1 in Northeast Conference play beating LIU Brooklyn, 4-3, Thursday at the USTA Tennis Center in Flushing, NY.
March 21, 2012
Sacred Heart Takes Down Cross-Town Rival Fairfield, 4-3
The Sacred Heart women's tennis team picked-up a 4-3 win over Fairfield University Wednesday afternoon at home on the SHU Tennis Courts. The Pioneers clinched the match thanks to a three-set, tie-break win over at #2 singles by freshman Nicole Rydzewski (Maspeth, NY).
March 20, 2012
Pioneers Top Saint Peter's, 6-1
The Sacred Heart Pioneers got back into the win column on Monday afternoon, posting a 6-1 win at Saint Peter's. The Pioneers improved to 5-6 in dual matches with the win.
March 8, 2012
Pioneers End Spring Trip with 5-2 Loss to Evansville
The Sacred Heart women's tennis team closed out their annual spring trip with a 5-2 loss to Evansville Thursday morning. The Pioneers finish the trip 2-2 and come back home to Fairfield at 4-6 in dual matches.
March 7, 2012
Freshman Nicole Rydzewski Named NEC Tennis Player & Rookie of the Month
FAIRFIELD, CT (March 7, 2012) - Sacred Heart freshman Nicole Rydzewski (Maspeth, NY) was named the spring's first Northeast Conference Women's Tennis Player and Rookie of the Month award winner.
March 6, 2012
Pioneers Beaten by Creighton, 6-1
The Sacred Heart women's tennis team fell at the hands of Creighton University, 6-1, Tuesday morning in their third match of their Spring Break trip at Lake Cane Tennis Center. The Pioneers saw their three-match winning streak snapped and fall to 4-5 with the loss.
March 5, 2012
SHU Wins Third-Straight Beating South Dakota State, 4-3
The Sacred Heart women's tennis team battled their way to a 4-3 win over South Dakota State on day two of their spring trip in Orlando. The Pioneers have won three-straight dual matches and evened their record at 4-4 on the year.
March 4, 2012
Pioneers Open Florida Trip with 6-1 Win Over Robert Morris
The Sacred Heart women's tennis team opened their annual spring trip with a 6-1 win over Northeast Conference member Robert Morris at the Lake Cane Tennis Center in Orlando. The Pioneers improved to 3-4 with win and are now 2-0 against NEC competition this season.
February 26, 2012
Pioneers Back in Win Column, 6-1 Over Siena
The Sacred Heart women's tennis ended a four-match losing streak with a 6-1 win over Siena Saturday night at the Yale Indoor Tennis facility.
February 13, 2012
SHU Loses Battle with Albany, 4-3
The Sacred Heart women's tennis team lost a hard fought 4-3 decision to Albany on Saturday night at the Yale University indoor facility. The Pioneers drop their third-straight dual match and fall to 1-3 on the year.
February 4, 2012
SHU Women Beaten by Army and Binghamton
WEST POINT, NY (February 4, 2012) - The Sacred Heart women's tennis team played a pair of dual matches at Army this weekend, falling to the Black Knights, 4-3, and the Binghamton Bearcats, 6-1.
January 30, 2012
SHU Opens Spring Season with 6-1 Loss to NJIT
NEW HAVEN, CT - The Sacred Heart women's tennis team opened the 2012 spring portion of their schedule hosting NJIT at Yale University Saturday night. The Highlanders, also opening their spring schedule, posted a 6-1 win over the Pioneers.
December 12, 2011
Pioneer Women’s Tennis Signs Three to National Letters of Intent
Head women’s tennis coach Mike Guastelle announced today the signing of Paige Olson, Lindsey Post and Alyssa Migliorini to National Letters of Intent to join the Pioneer tennis program starting in September of 2012.
November 18, 2011
SHU Women's Tennis Fan Shop Open for the Holidays!
The Sacred Heart Department of Athletics and Sacred Heart Women’s Tennis are pleased to announce the opening of the online Sacred Heart Women’s Tennis Fan Shop, which has Sacred Heart Women’s Tennis-specific apparel available for purchase now.
October 19, 2011
Pioneers Top Monmouth 6-1 in First NEC Dual Match
The Sacred Heart women's tennis team posted a 6-1 win over Northeast Conference foe Monmouth on Tuesday, in what will be the Pioneers only dual match action this fall. SHU posted three 6-0, 6-0 wins in singles play and swept the doubles action en route to the NEC win.
September 22, 2011
Kalden and Legenza Lead Pioneers at Quinnipiac Invitational
The Sacred Heart women's tennis team took part in the three-day Quinnipiac Invitational over the weekend. Sophomore Gabi Kaldan (New Brunswick, NJ) led the Pioneers advancing into the semifinal round of the "A" Singles flight.
May 19, 2011
SHU Tennis Assistant Jim Biggs Named to USTA New England Hall of Fame
Sacred Heart assistant tennis coach Jim Biggs has been selected for induction into the United States Tennis Association New England Hall of Fame. A resident of the Southport section of Fairfield, Biggs has worked with the SHU tennis program for the last 13 years and helped lead the Pioneer men to a pair of Northeast Conference titles in 2009 and 2011.
April 28, 2011
Downing and Donnelly Named All-NEC
Sacred Heart juniors Delaney Downing (Englewood, CO) and Kate Donnelly (Centerville, MA) were named to the 2001 Northeast Conference Doubles All-Conference first team in a vote by the league's head coaches.
April 16, 2011
Pioneer Upset Bid Falls Short in 5-1 Loss to Quinnipac at NEC's
The Sacred Heart women's tennis team won the doubles point and won the first sets in five of the six singles matches but couldn't hold off the top-seeded Quinnipiac Bobcats as the Pioneers fell short of a Northeast Conference Championship appearance with a 5-1 loss.
April 15, 2011
Sacred Heart Beats the Mount at NEC Championship
The Sacred Heart women's tennis team posted a 4-0 win over Mount St. Mary's in the quarterfinal round of the Northeast Conference Champsionship Friday afternoon at the Mercer County Tennis Center. The #4 seeded Pioneers bounced back from four-straight losses heading into the tournament to sweep the #5 seeded Mount and move into the semifinal round on Saturday.
April 11, 2011
SHU Men the #1 Seed at the NEC Championship; Women the #4 Seed
The Sacred Heart men's tennis team has earned the top-seed in the 2011 Northeast Conference Championship set for this weekend, April 15th through 17th at Mercer County Park in West Windsor, NJ. The Pioneer women will be seeded fourth at the event.
April 6, 2011
SHU's Kasyanov and Kaldan Win NEC Tennis Awards
Sacred Heart senior Kirill Kasyanov (Yonkers, NY) and freshman Gabi Kaldan (New Brunswick, NJ) took home Northeast Conference Tennis Player of the Week honors announced by the league on Tuesday. Kasyanov earns his second NEC Player of the Week award this year while Kaldan was named the NEC Rookie of the Week for the first time this season.
April 2, 2011
SHU Women Blank Hartford, 7-0
The Sacred Heart women's tennis team posted their second road win this week heading up state to take down the University of Hartford, 7-0. The Pioneers are 10-3 on the year while posting their third 7-0 win this year.
March 30, 2011
Pioneers Top Providence, 5-2
The Sacred Heart women's tennis team bounced back after two-straight losses with a 5-2 win at Providence on Tuesday afternoon. The Pioneers swept all three doubles matches and won the #3 through #6 singles matches to improve to 9-3 on the year.
March 25, 2011
SHU Loses First NEC Match Falling 6-1 to Fairleigh Dickinson
The Sacred Heart women's tennis team lost their first Northeast Conference dual match of the season falling to Fairleigh Dickinson at home, 6-1, Friday afternoon. The Pioneers are now 8-3 overall and 3-1 against NEC teams this season.
March 19, 2011
SHU Streak Snapped at Albany, 6-1
The Sacred Heart women's tennis team saw their five-match winning streak snapped on Saturday afternoon, falling at the University at Albany, 6-1. The Pioneers are now 8-2 on the season in dual match action.
March 10, 2011
SHU Closes Out Spring Trip with 4-3 Win Over Seton Hall
The Sacred Heart women's tennis team closed out their 2011 Spring Break trip with a 4-3 win over Seton Hall. The Pioneers match with St. John's was postponned due to weather and will be made up later this spring. Sacred Heart returns north riding a five-match winning streak and an 8-1 dual match record.
March 7, 2011
SHU Women's Tennis Earns Two Wins to Open Spring Break
The Sacred Heart women's tennis team won their third and fourth consecutive dual matches to open up their annual Spring Break trip in Orlando, Florida. The Pioneers posted consecutive 6-1 wins over South Dakota State and Mount St. Mary's to improve to 7-1 on the year. SHU is now 3-0 against Northeast Conference play this season with wins over the Mount, Monmouth and Bryant.
February 27, 2011
Sacred Heart Edges Out Bryant, 4-3
Sacred Heart junior Delaney Downing (Englewood, CO) help deliver the Pioneers a 4-3 win over Bryant, winning a three-set battle at #5 singles to clinch the match. Downing beat Valeria Cuoto Cuervo 7-5 in the third set to give the Pioneers the match and their second win against a Northeast Conference team this season.
February 19, 2011
Pioneers Shut Out Holy Cross 7-0
The Sacred Heart women's tennis team notched a 7-0 win over Holy Cross on Saturday afternoon at Yale University. The win improves the Pioneers to 4-1 in dual matches.
February 4, 2011
Pioneers Open 2011 Schedule with 5-2 Loss at Army
The Sacred Heart women's tennis team opened the spring portion of their schedule on Friday afternoon taking on the Army Black Knights in dual match play. The Black Knights dealt the Pioneers their first dual match loss of the season with a 5-2 win. SHU is now 3-1 on the year.
October 20, 2010
Pioneers Beat Monmouth 6-1 in NEC Dual Match Play
The Sacred Heart women's tennis team opened up the Northeast Conference portion of their schedule beating the Monmouth Hawks on the road, 6-1 on Tuesday.
October 17, 2010
SHU Women Host New England Championship
The Sacred Heart women's tennis team played host to the 2010 New England Championship tournament over the weekend.
October 12, 2010
Pioneers Post Wins Over UConn and Manhattan
The Sacred Heart women's tennis team opened the dual match portion of their schedule this week, earning a 7-0 win at Manhattan on Monday and beating UConn at home, 4-3, on Tuesday. The win marks the first for the Pioneer program over the Huskies.
September 27, 2010
Pioneers Finish Strong at Army Eastern Championships
The Sacred Heart women's tennis team posted a 11-4 record over the final two days of the 2010 Army Eastern Championships including a pair of consolation bracket victories.
September 21, 2010
SHU Women's Tennis Plays at Quinnipiac Invitational
The Pioneer women's tennis team took part in the Quinnipiac Invitational over the weekend. Freshman Gabi Kalden and junior Delaney Downing earned wins in their respective singles consolation draws.
September 11, 2010
SHU Women's Tennis Opens Season in Fairfield Doubles Invitational
The Sacred Heart women's team opened the 2010 fall season on Saturday hosting the Fairfield Doubles Invitational on the SHU Tennis Courts on Saturday.
August 27, 2010
Pioneer Tennis Teams Honored for Academic Success by the ITA
The Sacred Heart men's and women's tennis programs were named Division I All-Academic Teams by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association with nine student-athletes achieving Scholar-Athlete recognition.
April 29, 2010
Downing and Donnelly Earn All-NEC Honors
Sacred Heart junior Kirill Kasyanov (Yonkers, NY) was named the 2010 Northeast Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Year in a vote conducted by the league's head coaches and announced on Thursday. Kasyanov also garnered All-NEC first team honors in both singles and doubles and is joined by five of his teammates in earning all-conference accolades. For the women, sophomores Delaney Downing (Englewood, CO) and Kate Donnelly (Centerville, MA) earned All-NEC honors.
April 16, 2010
Women's Tennis Defeats The Mount at NEC Championships, 4-1
WEST WINDSOR, NJ - Sophomore Kristina Chao (Needham, MA) won her singles match, then teamed up with Elizabeth Harrington (Westerly, RI) to win at doubles and help the Sacred Heart women's tennis team get past #5 seed Mount St. Mary's in a quarterfinal match at the Northeast Conference Championships Friday.
April 12, 2010
Women's Tennis Drops Pair of NEC Matches
FAIRFIELD, CT - The Sacred Heart women's tennis team fell to 8-13 this weekend when it dropped a pair of Northeast Conference matches to Quinnipiac (6-1) and Fairleigh Dickinson (6-1).
April 9, 2010
SHU Men's Tennis Beats Hofstra, 7-0; Women Fall 4-3
FAIRFIELD, Conn. - The Sacred Heart men's tennis team notched their fifth-straight win on Thursday afternoon, blanking the Hofstra Pride, 7-0. The SHU women came up short against the Pride, falling 4-3. The Pioneer men improve to 13-6-1 on the season while the SHU women fall to 8-11. Both teams are back in action on Friday afternoon heading to Northeast Conference foe Quinnipiac.
March 31, 2010
SHU Women Beat Providence, 6-1
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (March 31, 2010) - The Sacred Heart women's tennis team picked up their second-straight dual match victory Wednesday afternoon, beating Providence College 6-1 on the SHU Tennis Courts. The Pioneers swept the doubles matches and improve their record to 8-9 on the season.
March 28, 2010
Pioneer Women Blank Hartford, 7-0
March 22, 2010
SHU Men's Tennis Beats BU; Women Fall at Fairfield
March 20, 2010
Pioneers Tipped by Albany, 4-3
March 9, 2010
Pioneers Beat South Dakota; Fall to Creighton in Florida
March 1, 2010
SHU Women's Tennis Beats Bryant, 6-1
February 22, 2010
Pioneer Tennis Teams Sweep Holy Cross
February 7, 2010
Women's Tennis Falls to Army and Binghamton
January 31, 2010
SHU Women Open Spring Season with 4-3 Win over NJIT
January 29, 2010
Sacred Heart Picked Fourth in NEC Preseason Poll
October 19, 2009
Pioneers Post Strong Showing in New England Tournament
October 15, 2009
Pioneers Fall at UConn, 5-0
October 5, 2009
Pioneer Tennis Splits Dual Matches at Stony Brook
September 21, 2009
Pioneer Women's Tennis Competes at Quinnipiac Invitational
September 17, 2009
Pioneers Open Season with 6-1 Win over Monmouth