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    Athlete Spotlight: Tennis player Reehan Rashad

    The Queens College women’s tennis team has been dominant this season, starting out 5-0 overall and 3-0 in East Coast Conference play while the standout of the team, junior Reehan Rashad, looks to be head and shoulders above the competition. Despite suffering her first loss in singles competition last week, she has been outstanding throughout the season so far. The loss was a close match that went three sets. That same day Rashad and her doubles partner, junior Laura Ortega Jover, won their match 8-4 to improve to 5-0 on the season as a duo. For Rashad the success comes from a lifetime of dedication and hard work, having played…

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    Men’s tennis reflects college’s vast diversity of students

    Queens College is known for its diverse culture on campus along with students from different nationalities and ethnicities. In fact, according to data analyst Randy Olson, Queens County, where QC is located in, is the third most diverse county in the U.S. and the most diverse if Alaska and Hawaii are not counted. Thus, it should come as no surprise the college’s sports teams reflect this diversity as they include a mix of individuals coming from a variety of cultural backgrounds. The men’s tennis team is one example of this with a diverse set of players. Four players on team hail from different places around the globe. Sophomores Federico Toscano…

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    Racking up wins, women’s tennis team attains 6-0 record

    The women’s tennis team are starting off strong in their first season with an undefeated streak. The Lady Knights are 6-0 and, this year, aim to reach the NCAA playoffs for a 16th time in a row. Last season, they finished with a record of 17-5 and advanced to the Sweet 16 NCAA tournament in Surprise, Ariz. They were 25th in the national rankings and second in the Division II East Region and East Coast Conference. Alan Nagel continues to lead the team in his 37th season as head coach. He received the ECC Coach of the Year for the second consecutive year, a title he earned nine times in…

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    QC Men’s tennis serves up successful season despite loss

    The Queens College Men’s Tennis team fell to NYIT 5-0 in the East Conference championship game on Apr 25. The loss concluded the season for the Knights, who ended their season with an overall record of 13-6, including defending home court advantage with a 9-3 home record. This season saw a change of leadership as Coach Somadi Druker took over for former coach Patrick Letson. During her first season as coach, Druker lead the team to an impressive eight back-to-back victories before their loss to NYIT. Her peers named her the ECC Coach of the Year. “We were lacking a little depth in singles but despite that the team played…