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  • New Jersey City University to Add Women's Tennis

    New Jersey City University has announced the addition of women's tennis to its lineup of intercollegiate athletics, beginning in the Fall 2014 season. The sport will be initially introduced on a club level for the 2014-15 academic year, bringing NJCU's athletic offerings to 13 teams-six men's sports and seven women's programs. A search for a head coach will begin immediately.

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    Women's tennis will be the first new sport introduced at NJCU since men's golf in 2009. That program, which first completed on the club level, is now in its fourth season of competition in 2013-14.

    NJCU will become the eighth school in the 10-institution New Jersey Athletic Conference to offer women's tennis, joining Kean, Ramapo, Richard Stockton, Rutgers-Camden, Rutgers-Newark, TCNJ and William Paterson.

    Alice De Fazio, director of athletics, said: "we are excited and eager to add women's tennis to our intercollegiate sport offerings, and look forward to expanding opportunities for our female student-athletes."

    The addition of women's tennis will mark the return of the sport to NJCU for the first time since men's tennis was discontinued in 1999. Then-Jersey City State College formerly offered women's tennis in the late 1960s and throughout much of the 1970s.

    In addition to women's tennis, the Gothic Knights currently sponsor baseball, men's and women's basketball, women's bowling, men's and women's cross country, men's golf, men's and women's soccer, softball and men's and women's volleyball.
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