Row 1 (L-R): Megan Burgess, Emily Zampeloo, Mirelva Colon, Christine Ong.
Row 2 (L-R): Assistant Coach Patrick Nesbitt, Head Coach Roge Nesbitt, Cassie Strange, Megan Gureck, Erin Godly, Alexa Strange.
MAAC Championship Recap
The Marist women's tennis team qualified for their first NCAA Tournament in program history in 2007. The top-seeded Red Foxes won their first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Women's Tennis Championship with a 4-0 victory over second-seeded Niagara at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Marist junior Christine Ong was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. En route to being named Most Valuable Player, Ong lost a total of just three games in her three matches at first singles, and just five games in her three matches at first doubles while teaming with Cassie Strange over the duration of the tournament.
The Red Foxes earned victories at first, third, and fifth singles and also prevailed at first and second doubles to earn the sole doubles point. The matches at second, fourth and sixth singles were not completed since the result of the match had already been determined. Ong earned a 6-0, 6-0 victory at first singles. Junior Erin Godly clinched the victory for the Red Foxes with her 6-1, 6-3 triumph at third singles. Freshman Alexa Strange posted a 6-2, 6-0 win at fifth singles. Ong and Alexa Strange and Godly teamed up for an 8-1 victory at second doubles. Marist finished with an overall record on 13-2 on the season.
NCAA Tournament Recap
The Red Foxes fell to eleventh ranked North Carolina in the first round of the NCAA Tournament by a score of 4-0. The Tar Heels (22-8) captured the doubles point with victories at numbers 3 and then 1. UNC's Sara Anundsen and Jenna Long, the nation's second-ranked doubles team, defeated Marist's Christine Ong and Cassie Strange 8-0 at No. 1. Austin Smith and Meg Fanjoy were also victorious by a score of 8-1 at No. 3 over Marist's Emily Zampello and Mirelva Colon. In singles, Carolina's Katrina Tsang knocked off Strange 6-0, 6-0, Anundsen defeated Marist's Megan Gureck 6-2, 6-0 and Laura Reichert knocked off Colon 6-0, 6-1. The trip was Marist's first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The team finished their season with an overall record of 13-2.