Schmitz, Garrity Named MAAC Tennis Players of the Week

Ryan Schmitz

Feb. 19, 2014

Men's tennis senior Ryan Schmitz and women's tennis freshman Ali Garrity were each named MAAC Tennis Players of the Week Wednesday.

Schmitz (Schenectady, N.Y./Scotia-Glenville) started the spring season with impressive efforts at the top of Siena's singles and double rotation in a tough 4-3 loss at Sacred Heart University. The senior teamed with Peter Collins for an exciting 6-5 (7-5) win at No. 1 doubles, helping the Saints secure the doubles point with a 2-1 win. Schmitz then took down Sacred Heart's top player Brian Power 6-2 and 6-4 at No. 1 singles. Power was coming off an impressive three-set win over Boston University's top player Chanon Varapongsittikul the previous week. Schmitz was recently named Siena's January Student Athlete of the Month.

Ali Garrity

Garrity (Medina, Ohio/Medina) picked up one of the team's most impressive wins of the season when she knocked off Della Taylor of Army in a three-set thriller at No. 2 singles Sunday at West Point. Taylor entered the match with an 11-5 record and a 4-1 mark in dual match play and took the first set 6-3, but Garrity rallied to claim a 7-5 win in the second set and then edged free for a 10-7 win in the super tiebreaker. On Saturday, Garrity teamed with classmate Mitsuki Fukamachi for a 6-2 win over at No. 2 doubles that helped the Saints secure the doubles point in their 5-2 win over St. Bonaventure.