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.
Kaldan, alongside partner Katie DeRienzo (Douglaston, NY), defeated Ksenija Tibomirova and Gisela Castany 8-5 in doubles action, and then at second singles, Kaldan won a hard fought three-setter over Shreya Pasricha, 7-5, 2-6, 11-9. Kaldan completed a 4-0 weekend after a pair of wins against Robert Morris on Friday.
Up next, the Pioneers welcome Rhode Island to the Sacred Heart tennis courts on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 pm.
1. Katie DeRienzo/Gabriela Kaldan (SHU) def. Ksenija Tihomirova/Gisela Castany (FDU), 8-5
1. Ksenija Tihomirova (FDU) def. Katie DeRienzo (SHU), 6-2, 6-1
2. Gabriela Kaldan (SHU) def. Shreya Pasricha (FDU), 7-5, 2-6, 11-9
3. Nicole Chis (FDU) def. Lindsey Post (SHU), 6-1, 1-6, 6-3
4. Gisela Castany (FDU) def. Paige Olson (SHU), 6-1, 6-4
5. Mariya Krachok (FDU) def. Nicole Rydzewski (SHU), 6-1, 6-2
6. Manuela Leme (FDU) def. Taylor Gurda (SHU), 6-2, 6-1