Women's Tennis

2009 Season in Review

Panthers Win 13, Reach Conference Semis in ’09
Laninga, de Muns Named All-Skyline

Purchase, NY (Nov. 3, 2009) Very few coaches get to enjoy the kind of first year success that Patricia Troiano had this year at Purchase. The Western New England grad led the Panthers to their third consecutive playoff appearance in the Skyline Tournament, posting a 13-5 overall record.

Throughout the year, Purchase became a regular name on the Skyline Conference’s Honor Roll thanks in large part to Colline Laninga and Inna Karaseva. Combined, the two accounted for seven total Honor Roll mentions. Karaseva was also named the Skyline Player of the Week in mid-October and finished her senior season on a high note. The Panthers saw their season come to end at the hands of undefeated Mount St. Mary in the semifinals.  

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[Pictured above: COLLINE LANINGA WAS NAMED TO THE ALL-SKYLINE 2ND TEAM. -Photo by Oren Vourman]

Purchase was one of the few teams to challenge the Blue Knights as the Panthers were ever so close to the title match this fall.

Still, this tennis season was one of great achievement, both from a team perspective and on a personal level for several players. In addition to the weekly honor selections, Purchase also had two women named to the All-Skyline Second Team. Laninga and captain Tatyana de Muns both garnered spots on the prestigious team.

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After a rough 8-8 campaign last year, the women showed great tenacity to ensure a turnaround in 2009. Thanks to the senior leadership of Karaseva and de Muns, the Panthers enjoyed one of the more exciting falls in recent memory. Towards the home stretch, the women went on a dominating five-match win streak that included two shutouts and an overall 45-9 thrashing of their opponents.

With only two seniors graduating, and two juniors to follow in their steps, Troiano is expecting a deep, talented roster for next fall.

-Mike Zacchio

2009 Match Recaps:
Undefeated MSM Tops Purchase in Semifinals
Panthers Advance to Semis; Top Sage in Quarters
Panthers Make Playoff Push, Topple Macs
MSM Stays Perfect, Pulls Out 7-2 Win
Panthers Win Big on Senior Day
Streaking Panthers Take Down FSC
Three Straight for Surging Panthers
Panthers Post Back-to-Back Shutouts
Panthers Steamroll CNR
Behind Doubles, Bard Upends Purchase
Panthers Collect First Skyline Win
SJC Sweeps Purchase
Panthers Get Back to Winning Ways
Sage Spoils Panther Perfection
Panthers Stay Perfect at BC
Panthers Keep Rolling; Upend Rival Valiants
Panthers Sizzle to 2-0 Start

2009 News:
Laninga, de Muns Named to All-Skyline 2nd Team
Laninga Wraps Season on Honor Roll
Laninga Tops Honor Roll for Third Time
Karaseva Garners Player of the Week Honors
Second Honor Roll Mention for Laninga
Back-to-Back Honor Roll Nods for Karaseva
Karaseva Named to Honor Roll
Like Team, Laninga Off to Great Start
Oncioiu Named New Assistant Women's Tennis Coach

2009 Women's Tennis Schedule
(12-4, 4-4 Skyline)
(1-1 Skyline Tournament)

Day Date Opponent Time/Results
Fri. 9/4/09 Rutgers University-Newark W 6-3
Tue. 9/8/09 BARUCH COLLEGE W 7-2
Thu. 9/10/09 Manhattanville Colllege

W 7-2

Sat. 9/12/09 MOUNT SAINT MARY COLLEGE* Postponed
Tue. 9/15/09 Brooklyn College W 6-3
Wed.

9/16/09

Sage College* L 4-5
Fri.

9/18/09

St. Joseph's College (BKLYN) W 9-0
Tue. 9/22/09

St. Joseph's College-LI*

L 0-9
Sat. 9/26/09 NYU-POLY* W 8-1
Wed. 9/30/09 BARD COLLEGE* L 3-6
Thu. 10/1/09 College of New Rochelle W 9-0
Sun.. 10/4/09 College of Mount Saint Vincent* @ PC W 9-0
Tue. 10/6/09

CITY TECH

W 8-1

Thu. 10/8/09

Farmingdale State*

W 6-3
Sat. 10/10/09

SARAH LAWRENCE COLLEGE

W 7-2
Mon. 10/12/09

MOUNT SAINT MARY COLLEGE*
(RESCHEDULED)

L 2-7
Wed. 10/14/09

YESHIVA UNIVERSITY*

W 8-1
Fri. 10/16/09

College of Staten Island

Cancelled

Thu. 10/22/09 Skyline Tournament (First Round)
No. 5 Purchase at No. 4 Sage
W 5-4
Sat. 10/24/09 Skyline Tournament (Semifinals) 
vs. No. 1 Mt. St. Mary @ West Point 
L 0-5

*League Matches
HOME MATCHES IN BOLD CAPS

Note: 10/4 is a CMSV home match at PC

2008 Season in Review

Panthers Return to Playoffs
Lopez Garners All-Skyline First Team Honors

Purchase, NY (Oct. 14, 2008) With four newcomers, three of them freshmen, the Purchase College women’s tennis team suffered some ups and downs during the season, but still managed to reach the Skyline Conference playoffs in a rebuilding year.

Seeking to build off of their momentous 2007 campaign in which the Panthers went 14-3 overall and 6-1 in the Skyline Conference, the 2008 edition went 6-6 overall and a 4-4 within the conference. Winning is hard to replicate match in and match out, but even with a young and inexperienced core, the Panthers made a return trip to the Skyline Conference Tournament. They succumbed to the Bard College Raptors, 5-0, in the quarterfinals. The contest ended before everyone had a chance to play due to darkness, sending the Raptors onward to face the No.1 seeded St. Joseph’s College- L.I.
 
Bard won all three double matches as well as No. 1 and No. 6 singles. The Raptors later went on to win the entire tournament.
 
Highlights of the season included two 9-0 thrashings at home against the College of Staten Island and league rival Mount Saint Vincent. The Panthers also partook in an impressive 5-4 road victory over Farmingdale State.
 
The Panthers, who were paced by No. 1 Melanie Lopez, co-captain Tatyana de Muns and freshman Colline Laninga, said goodbye to graduating seniors Sara Loe and Marita Sloan. The senior duo won a doubles match, 8-2, over CMSV on Senior Day in yet another highlight of the season. Lopez was later named to the All-Skyline First Team.
 
-Oren Vourman

2008 Match Recaps:
Season Ends in Quarters at Bard
Panthers Dominant on Senior Day
Undefeateds Hand Panthers a Pair of Losses
Bird's Nest Ravaged by Hungry Panthers
Panthers Bounce Back Against Yeshiva
Sage Outlasts Purchase
MSM Tops Purchase
Purchase Dominant in Back-to-Back Wins
Panthers Shutout CSI
Panthers Drop Opener

2008 News:
Lopez Named to All-Skyline First Team
Lopez Tops League Honor Roll Again
Skyline Honor Roll Tabs Laninga
De Muns Captures Player of the Week Honors
Lopez Named to Honor Roll for Second Time
Lopez Named to Honor Roll
Troiano, Teammates to be Inducted into Hall of Fame


2008 Women's Tennis Schedule
(6-6, 4-4 Skyline)
(0-1 Skyline Conference Tournament)

Day Date Opponent Time/Results
Fri. 9/5/08 RUTGERS COLLEGE-NEWARK L 0-9
Sat. 9/6/08 Manhattanville College Cancelled
Tue. 9/9/08 BARUCH COLLEGE

Cancelled

Thu. 9/11/08 COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND W 9-0
Tue. 9/16/08 Lehman College W 8-1
Wed.

9/17/08

Farmingdale State University* W 5-4
Sat.

9/20/08

Mount Saint Mary College* L 0-9
Tue. 9/23/08

THE SAGE COLLEGES*

L 4-5
Thu. 9/25/08 Yeshiva University* W 7-2
Sun. 9/28/08 Ramapo College Cancelled
Wed. 10/1/08 ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE-LI* Postponed
Thu. 10/2/08 COLLEGE OF NEW ROCHELLE Cancelled
Sat. 10/4/08

Polytechnic University of NYU*
@ Purchase

W 9-0

Tue. 10/7/08

Sarah Lawrence College

L 2-7
Wed. 10/8/08

ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE-LI*
RESCHEDULED

L 4-5
Thu. 10/9/08

Bard College*

L 4-5
Sat. 10/11/08

MOUNT SAINT VINCENT COLLEGE*

W 9-0

Tue. 10/14/08 Skyline Quarter Finals
Bard College @ Bard
L 0-5
Sun. 10/26/08 Skyline Doubles Tournament
@ Purchase College
10 AM

*League Matches
HOME MATCHES IN BOLD CAPS

Match on 10/4 remains a home match for Poly @ Purchase

2007 Season in Review

Panthers Reach Skyline Semifinals
Lopez Named Skyline’s Top Rookie

Purchase, NY – In the college’s first season in the highly competitive Skyline Conference, the Purchase women’s tennis team nearly reached the league finals, falling 6-3 to No. 2 seeded St. Joseph’s – Patchogue in the semifinals.

The No. 3 seeded Panthers got to the semis after defeating the No. 6 seeded Russell Sage Gators 6-3 in the quarters. The Panthers, who finished the season 14-3, including a 6-1 record in conference play, found themselves collecting a number of postseason honors to go with their great run.

Rookie Melanie Lopez (FR/Brooklyn, NY) finished the season 12-4 in singles play, collecting Skyline Conference Co-Rookie of the Year honors as well as earning a place on the All-Skyline First Team.

Lopez was joined in doubles by co-captain Margo Van Hoy (SR/Beacon, NY). The duo was strong throughout the season, finishing with a record of 12-5 overall, including a 5-1 record in conference play. To her credit, Van Hoy earned a spot on the Skyline Conference Honor Roll multiple times.

Lopez and Van Hoy were not the only members of the team to be honored this fall. Tatyana de Muns (SO/Boiceville, NY) was named Skyline Conference Player of the Week, while Jennifer Cruttenden (FR/Watkins Glen, NY) garnered Rookie of the Week honors. Kernita Sylvester (JR/Bronx, NY) was also honored this season, earning a place on the Honor Roll for her spectacular play one week.

Under coach Peter Nestel, the Panthers have shown tremendous growth – something they look to build on next fall.

-Michael Wimmer

2007 Recaps:
Dream Season Ends in Semifinals
Purchase Caps Remarkable Regular Season
Back-to-Back Wins for 13-2 Panthers
Panthers Roll to 11-2
Perfect Weekend Gives Panthers 9-2 Record
Purchase Rolls at Sage
After Loss to Ramapo, Panthers Bounce Back
Panthers Roll in Win Over Baruch

Purchase Tennis Stays Hot

Panthers Blank City Tech; Split Last Two

Purchase Improves to 2-0
Lopez, Panthers Top Rival Manhattanville

2007 News:
Lopez Named Co-Rookie of the Year
Duo Honored by Skyline
Lopez, Van Hoy Garner Weekly League Honors
Van Hoy Named to League Honor Roll
Lopez, Sylvester Honored by Skyline

2007 Women's Tennis Schedule
(14-3, 6-1 Skyline)
(1-1 Skyline Conference Tournament)

Day Date Opponent Time/Results
Sat. 9/1/07 MANHATTANVILLE COLLEGE W 5-4
Tue.  9/4/07 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY* W 8-1
Thu. 9/6/07 Rutgers-Newark

L 1-8

Sat. 9/8/07  NYC COLLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY W 9-0
Tue. 9/11/07 CITY COLLEGE OF NY W 9-0
Fri.

9/14/07 

BARUCH COLLEGE W 7-2
Mon.

9/17/07 

RAMAPO COLLEGE L 0-9
Wed.  9/19/07

SUNY FARMINGDALE*

W 6-3
Tue. 9/25/07  Russell Sage College* W 7-1
Fri. 9/28/07 SARAH LAWRENCE COLLEGE W 8-1
Sat. 9/29/07 College of St. Elizabeth W 9-0
Mon. 10/1/07 Brooklyn College W 5-4
Wed. 10/3/07

St. Joseph's - Patchogue*

No Contest+

Sat. 10/6/07

POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE OF NY*

W 9-0
Tue. 10/9/07

College of Staten Island

W 7-2
Sat. 10/13/07

College of Mt. St. Vincent*

W 6-3

Sun. 10/14/07 MT. ST. MARY COLLEGE* L 0-9
Mon. 10/15/07

BARD COLLEGE*

W 6-3
Wed. 10/17/07 SKYLINE QUARTER FINALS
RUSSELL SAGE @ PC
W 6-3
Sat. 10/20/07 Skyline Semi Finals
St. Joseph's - Patchogue
L 3-6

*League Games                                                                            
HOME MATCHES IN BOLD CAPS

+ Purchase's original match with St. Joseph's, which was called due to darkness, resulted in a 3-3 tie, but with the conference tournament approaching and the match unable to be played, the league has declared it a no contest.

2005 and 2006 Women's Tennis Season

2006 Women's Tennis Results
(8-9 Overall, 4-4 NEAC)

Day Date Opponent Time/Results
Tue. 9/5/06 ST. THOMAS AQUINAS COLLEGE L 1-8
Sun.  9/10/06 Manhattanville College L 1-8
Mon.  9/11/06 City College of NY

Cancelled

Sat. 9/16/06  BABTIST BIBLE COLLEGE * /
POLYTECHNIC UNIV of NY *
L 4-5
W 6-3
Sat. 9/23/06 Keuka College * Postponed
Sun.

9/24/06 

Keystone College * W 7-2
Tue.  9/26/06

COLLEGE OF ST. ELIZABETH

W 7-2
Thu. 9/28/06  Sarah Lawrence College W 7-2
Sat. 9/30/06 COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND CANCELLED
Sun. 10/1/06  ST. JOSEPH'S - PATCHOGUE POSTPONED
Wed. 10/4/06 LEHMAN COLLEGE W 8-1
Fri. 10/6/06

RUTGERS - NEWARK COLLEGE

L 0-9
Sat. 10/7/06

CHESTNUT HILL COLLEGE *
ST. JOSEPH'S - PATCHOGUE
(RESCHEDULED)

W 7-2
W 8-1
Wed. 10/11/06

BROOKLYN COLLEGE

CANCELLED
Thu. 10/12/06

Bard College *

L 2-7
Sat. 10/14/06

Baptist Bible College * @ VJC/
Villa Julie College *

BBC L 3-6
VJ     L 4-5

Sun. 10/15/06 Penn State Berks * L 0-9
Fri 10/20/06 COLLEGE OF NEW ROCHELLE CANCELLED
Sat. 10/21/06 Keuka College* W 8-1
Sun. 10/22/06 Mt. St. Mary's College L 0-9
Fri. 10/29/06 NEAC Championships 5th Place

*League Games                                                                            
HOME MATCHES IN BOLD CAPS

2004 Women's Tennis Schedule
(5-10, 1-3)

Day Date Opponent Time/Results
SAT. 9/11/04 MANHATTANVILLE COLLEGE L 0-9
TUE. 9/14/04 BROOKLYN COLLEGE L 3-6
TUE. 9/21/04 COLLEGE OF NEW ROCHELLE*

W 8-1

Thu. 9/23/04 Sarah Lawrence* L 4-5 
Sat. 9/25/04 St. Thomas Aquinas L 0-9
Wed. 9/29/04 City College of NY L 4-5
FRI. 10/1/04 ST. JOSEPH"S BROOKLYN W 9-0
Sun. 10/3/04 Polytechnic University W 6-3
Sat. 10/9/04 Lehman College L 4-5
SUN. 10/10/04 PENN STATE UNIV.- BLV L 4-5
SAT. 10/16/04 COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND W 8-1
MON. 10/18/04 ST. JOSEPH"S- PATCHOGUE L 3-6 
WED. 10/20/04 KEYSTONE COLLEGE W 8-1
FRI. 10/22/04 NEAC TOURNAMENT 3rd Place
Tue. 10/23/04 College of St. Elizabeth* Forfeit
WED. 10/27/04 BARD COLLEGE* L 3-6
SAT. 10/30/04 HVWAC 2nd Place

*League Games                                                                             
HOME MATCHES IN BOLD CAPS

 


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