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Men’s Fencing Finishes 3-1 at MACFA A vs. B

NJIT’s David Kong, Ryan Hrapsky and Cole Degeroges combined for 10 wins apiece as the NJIT men’s fencing team finished 3-1 at the MACFA A vs. B hosted by College of New Jersey Sunday afternoon. The Highlanders (18-9) defeated Rutgers (23-4), Drew (25-2) and Lafayette (21-6) with its lone loss coming against Cornell (13-14). Sophomore David Kong from Rutherford, NJ, combined for a perfect 10-0 record on the foil strip, going 3-0 against Cornell, Rutgers and Lafayette while going 1-0 against Drew.  TeammateMaxwell Miller went 7-3 with 3-0 wins against Rutgers and Lafayette. Ryan Hrapsky, a sophomore from Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, led the epee squad combining for a 10-1 mark with 3-0 wins against Cornell and Lafayette while picking up two wins apiece against Rutgers and Drew.  Freshman Eduardo Ezcurra recorded seven wins while teammate Gal Gluhic picked up six wins. Freshman Cole Degeroges paced the saber squad with a 10-1 mark blanking Rutgers, Drew and Lafayette.Robert Slawinski and Mike Jurewicz recorded eight and seven wins respectively for the Highlanders.
Women’s Tennis Splits Sunday’s Matches; Picks Up First Win of 2015 Season
The NJIT women’s tennis team split Sunday, dropping the first match of the day (6-1) against visiting Sacred Heart and bouncing back in the night cap against Saint Peter’s (6-1) for the first win of the 2015 season at The Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility. In the first match of the day, Sacred Heart won two-of-three doubles contests and five-of-six singles contests, cruising to a 6-1 victory.  NJIT’s doubles pair senior Carolina Zanotta and sophomore Nathalie Habegger teamed for a 6-1 victory over Sacred Heart’s Paige Olson and Lindsey Post at first doubles. Habegger was the lone singles winner in the match for the Highlanders, with a straight set victory at second singles, defeating Pioneers Olson, 6-3, 6-2. NJIT picked up its first win of the season with a 6-1 victory over visiting Saint Peter’s in the night cap.  The Highlanders swept the doubles contests and won five out of six singles contests to earn the 6-1 victory. Zanotta and Habegger were 6-3 winners at first doubles topping Adina Ungurean-Halagian and Lucia Radovic.  Zanotta recorded a straight set victory at first singles, 6-3, 6-0 topping Ungurean-Halagian while Habegger won by identical scores, 6-1, 6-1 at the second spot over  Radovic. Freshmen doubles duo Alba Rosas Garcia and Ines Vujkovac combined for a 6-3 win at second doubles over Elena Melian Puigventos and Mali Hedberg.  Rosas Garcia combined for a 7-6 (4), 6-2 win topping Puigventos at third singles while teammate Vujkovac combined for a 6-2, 6-3 victory at the fourth spot. Highlander pair Valerie Carroll and Tiffany Barnes won by default at third doubles.  Barnes was victorious at fifth singles, 6-1, 6-2 defeating Christian Resurreccion while Carroll won by default at sixth singles. NJIT will return to action on Friday at 12:30pm when the Highlanders visit Rutgers.

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