Men's Tennis Opens Season With Loss to Holy Cross

Sept. 16, 2004

The Siena men's tennis team dropped its first match of the season Wednesday at Holy Cross. Senior John Michalisin picked up the only point for the Saints with a 6-0 and 6-4 victory at second singles.

Holy Cross started the match by sweeping the doubles competition. The team of Michalisin and classmate Brian Onofry suffered an 8-4 setback at top doubles. Mike Aliotta and Jose Loren were defeated 8-5 at second doubles.

Onofry battled back from a 6-4 loss in the first set of his singles match to claim a 6-2 win in the second. He was defeated 6-4 in the decisive third set. Loren and Shawn Kiernan each went to a third set in their match as well.

The Saints begin their home season Thursday against Quinnipiac.


1. HC B. Nely def. Brian Onofry (6-4, 2-6 and 6-4)
2. SC John Michalisin def. N. Cosalro (6-0 and 6-4)
3. HC M. Marano def. Mike Aliotta (7-6 (5), 6-4)
4. HC J. Deaver def. Jose Loren (6-0, 2-6 and 6-1)
5. HC R. Guido def. Pat Hutnick (6-2 and 6-3)
6. HC T Moran def. Shawn Kiernan (6-0, 6-4 and 6-3)


1. HC Nely and Cosalro def. Onofry and Michalisin (8-4)
2. HC Marano and Deaver def. Aliotta and Loren
3. HC Guido and Moran def. Hutnick and Kiernan