Tennis Team Prepares For Season After Receiving More Than $3000


The Men’s and Women’s Tennis teams. Photo Courtesy of NJCU Athletic Communication.

Suhas Vittal, Contributing Writer

The NJCU Men’s and Women’s Tennis teams successfully raised $3,981 to help fund their program activities for the Spring 2022 season.

The fundraiser was created by Head Coach Nick Margiasso with a donation goal of $5,000.

According to a post on the NJCU Tennis Instagram page, the money will help the team travel to more matches, provide gear, team meals, transportation, more team building activities, along with so much more.

Margiasso said the university has been amazing in supporting the program but he wanted to be proactive by starting a fundraiser. He said, “Fundraising goes to help support really any of the many things a high-level college tennis program needs: that’s from lots and lots of balls and related equipment, but also traveling all around the northeast with a 16-person roster — hotels, transport, meals — and then, of course, this time of year we have to play indoors so we have to rent courts in facilities nearby like Staten Island Indoor and CourtSense Indoor tennis clubs.”

The NJCU tennis program has not had a tennis team in over 22 years before last season. Last year the Men’s team won the NJAC championships while the Women’s reached the quarter-finals. The Men’s team even defeated a Division I school in their first year of being reinstated, a feat that has been unheard of in the athletics program.

Along with this accomplishment, the Men’s and Women’s teams also earned a record-breaking GPA average of 3.75 and 3.32 respectively.

Even though the fundraising period is over, anyone who is interested in donating can write a check to NJCU Tennis Funraiser to the JMAC and drop it by Margiusso’s office.

The first match of the season starts on March 8 against The Citadel, a Military college from South Carolina.