Philadelphia, Pa. - Doubles partners Justyna Krol (Chrzanow, Poland) and Alessia Rossetti (Minusio, Switzerland) played their way to the United States Tennis Association (USTA)/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) championship match Monday afternoon, after drawing Nour Kaddour and Ashley Loft of Southern New Hampshire State University.
In the final, a three-set match, Krol and Rossetti picked up a 6-2, 6-3 decision over Kaddour and Loft to qualify for next month's ITA Small College Championships, held October 15-18 at the Palmetto Tennis Center in Sumter, South Carolina.
"I am so proud of Alessia and Justyna," said Head Coach Jason Pasion. "They played a great doubles the entire tournament and once in the finals, they jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. With the win, they qualify for nationals which we are excited to be able to represent NYIT at such a prestigious event."
The squad earned the No. 2 seed after drawing a first round bye to face a combo from Chestnut Hill, who they defeated 8-3. Next up was a pair from Stonehill College, who fell to Krol and Rossetti 8-2, followed by a semifinal matchup against a duo out of Queens College.
Rossetti still remains in singles play, which will be resumed this week. Visit the women's tennis schedule for the most up-to-date times and dates.
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