Men's Tennis
Men's Tennis Places Eighth at MAAC Championships
Saints finish eighth
 
Saints finish eighth
 

Apr. 22, 2001

Hopewell Junction, N.Y. - The Siena men's tennis place finished in eighth place this weekend at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships at the Americana Tennis Club.

The Saints began the tournament with a convincing 6-1 win over the Canisius Golden Griffins in the first round of the tournament. The Saints swept the doubles portion to earn their first portion of the match which included an intense first doubles match that went to a tiebreaker. The team of Josh Magarik (Vestal, N.Y./The Hill School) and Brian Tierney (New Rochelle, N.Y./Iona) earned one of the Saints' wins with a 9-8 (7-4) win over the Griffs' Kurt Felgemacher and Bob Fahey in first doubles. Siena went on to dominate their singles matches winning five of the six matchups while only losing nine games over those five victories. Seth Heacock (Holland Patent, N.Y./Mohawk Valley Community College), A.J. Eames (Durham, CT/Coginchaug, Regional) and Brandon Querbes (Niskayuna, N.Y./Niskayuna) each rolled over their opponents, with each of them losing only one game apiece.

After the Saints opening round win they met the Manhattan Jaspers who handed the Saints a 7-0 loss. The Saints closest opportunity for a win came in third doubles where Brett Cerrati (Uxbridge, Mass./Uxbridge) and Dustin Temple (Locust Valley, N.Y./Locust Valley) lost a close match in a tiebreaker 9-8 (7-1) to the Jasper's Paul Wawuzyniak and Klim Fedosienko.

In Siena's final matchup of the tournament, the Saints were defeated 6-0 by the Iona Gaels. The Saints fought hard through their singles matches but failed to register a win as Iona swept all six matches. Brian Tierney won his first set against the Gaels' Bobby Knapp 5-7 but lost a third set tiebreaker 11-9 after losing the second set 7-5.

First Round Siena - 6

Canisius - 1

Singles

Winner Opponent Score

1. Kurt Felgemacher (CAN) Josh Magarik (SC) 6-1, 6-0

2. Brian Tierney (SC) Greg Kingston (CAN) 6-1, 6-2

3. Seth Heacock (SC) Bob Fahey (CAN) 6-1, 6-0

4. A.J. Eames (SC) Chris Ellis (CAN) 6-0, 6-1

5. Brandon Querbes (SC) Rob Udy (CAN) 6-0, 6-1 6. Eric Rueter (SC) Kyle Hejmowski (CAN) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles

Winner Opponent Score

1. Magarik/Tierney (SC) Felgacher/Fahey (CAN) 9-8 (7-4)

2. Heacock/Eames (SC) Kingston/Udy (CAN) 8-3

3. Rueter/Temple (SC) Ellis/Hejmowski (CAN) 8-4

Second Round Manhattan - 7

Siena - 0

Singles

Winner Opponent Score

1. John Espinosa (MC) Josh Magarik (SC) 7-5, 6-0

2. John Chavez-Gellar (MC) Brian Tierney (SC) 6-3, 6-0

3. Nick Gravagna (MC) Seth Heacock (SC) 6-3, 6-4

4. Ajay Kumar (MC) A.J. Eames (SC) 6-1, 6-2

5. Paul Wawuzyniak (MC) Brandon Querbes (SC) 7-5, 6-2 6. Klim Fedosienko (MC) Eric Rueter (SC) 6-4, 6-3

Doubles

Winner Opponent Score

1. Espinosa/Chavez-Gellar (MC) Magarik/Tierney (SC) 8-6

2. Gravagna/Kumar (MC) Heacock/Querbes (SC) 8-4

3. Wawuzyniak/Fedosienko (MC) Cerrati/Temple (SC) 9-8 (7-1)

Third Round Iona - 6

Siena - 0

Singles

Winner Opponent Score

1.Cesar Andrade (IC) Josh Magarik (SC) 6-3, 6-2

2. Bobby Knapp (IC) Brian Tierney (SC) 5-7, 7-5 (11-9)

3. Frank Russo (IC) Seth Heacock (SC) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

4. C.J. Falco (IC) A.J. Eames (SC) 7-5, 6-1

5. Teran Gaylord (IC) Brandon Querbes (SC) 6-0, 6-2 6. Joe Felterly (IC) Brett Cerrati (SC) 6-3, 6-3

Doubles

Winner Opponent Score

1. Andrade/Gaylord (IC) Magarik/Tierney (SC)

2. Knapp/Falco (IC) Heacock/Querbes (SC)

3. Russo/Felterly (IC) Cerrati/Temple (SC)

 

 

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