Women's Tennis

Jessica Macaluso  
Jessica Macaluso

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Clifton Park, N.Y.

High School:
Shenedehowa

Height:
5-10


GENERAL:
  • Captain and SAAC Representative
  • Emerged as one of the top high school talents in the Capital Region and has been an everyday starter at Siena
  • Brings a strong work ethic, USTA Tournament experience and a great attitude
  • Possesses a powerful forehand and a great serve
  • Will again be counted on to make an immediate impact with the program in singles and doubles play

2013-14:
  • Played in 23 singles matches (8-15), posting a 4-4 MAAC record and a 4-4 mark at No. 5 singles
  • Teamed with Cassandra Braz in a team-high 14 doubles matches
  • Won six singles matches in straight sets

2012-13:
  • Played team-high 23 singles matches (6-17), posting a 2-4 MAAC record and a 4-5 mark at No. 4
  • Teamed with classmate Carly Holloway in team-high 23 doubles matches (3-20)
  • Won four of five singles matches from March 26-April 9

2011-12:
  • Made an immediate impact in the Saints' singles and doubles rotation
  • Started slowly, but rallied to win eight of last 10 singles matches and four of last six doubles competitions
  • Tied for team lead with 11 singles victories, and her 10 dual match triumphs were most on the squad
  • Went 5-1 in MAAC action playing primarily No. 5 singles

BEFORE SIENA:
  • Posted a perfect 17-0 record at top singles as a junior at Shen, guiding the Plainsmen to the Sectional Championship where she was the No. 1 seed
  • Advanced to the Final Four in the Sectional Championships last season and was named to the Capital District All-Star team
  • Voted team captain as a senior and stands second in all-time career wins on the varsity women's tennis team at Shen
  • Member of the Empire State Games First Doubles Team and received the Most Honored Player distinction by her teammates and coach

PERSONAL/COMMUNITY:
  • Daughter of Dino and Lisa Macaluso
  • Dino played hockey at RPI
  • Brother Joseph played golf at Fairfield (2008-12)
  • Chose Siena because of the campus, academics and tennis program.

GETTING TO KNOW JESSICA:
Nickname: JMAC
One thing people would be surprised to know about me: I've been professionally trained in jazz and tap dancing since I was five years old
What I like most about Siena Tennis: Coach Christodoulou and the team!
What I like most about Siena College: The campus and the tennis program
What I like most about Coach Christodoulou: His personality. He's very easy to talk to, always has a positive attitude, and has a great sense of humor
If I could be on a reality TV show, it would be: The Bachelorette. What single girl wouldn't want to be on that show?
If I could meet anyone in the world, who would it be? Prince William. I would love to meet a foreign diplomat and hear what it's like to be a part of the royal family
My superstitions are: I eat veal parmesan the night before every tennis match and a bagel the morning of every tennis match
If I didn't play tennis, I would: Be a dancer
My favorite TV show is: Jersey Shore
My favorite artist (musical) is: The Dave Matthews Band
My favorite professional athlete is: Rodger Federer
My favorite website is: Facebook
My favorite pro sports team is: New York Giants
My favorite book: Twilight
My favorite movie: The Hangover
My favorite food: Pizza
My favorite flavor of ice cream: Chocolate chip cookie dough
Other sports I like to follow at Siena include: Basketball
Three words that describe me: Friendly, determined and focused
If I could travel anywhere in the world, I would go to: Italy, because that is where my grandfather was born and I would love to meet the rest of his family and visit some of the most famous sites in the world.
The person I'd most like to play a singles match with is: Maria Sharapova
The person I would pick as my dream doubles partner would be: Serena Williams
If I had $10 million I would: Be very happy! Go on an immediate shopping spree, take care of my family and friends, and give money to charities.

MACALUSO'S CAREER STATS
SINGLES Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 Dual Tour Conf
2011-12 11-11 --- --- 1-0 1-1 8-5 --- 10-6 1-5 5-1
2012-13 6-17 0-1 1-0 0-2 4-5 1-3 --- 6-11 0-6 2-4
2013-14 8-15 --- --- 0-1 3-9 4-4 --- 7-14 1-1 4-4
Totals 25-43 0-1 0-1 1-3 8-15 13-12 --- 23-31 2-12 11-9
DOUBLES Total 1 2 3 Dual Tour Conf
2011-12 8-13 --- 5-8 2-0 7-8 1-5 3-2
2012-13 3-20 1-15 2-0 --- 3-15 0-5 1-6
2013-14 4-16 --- 2-8 1-7 3-15 1-1 1-6
Totals 15-49 1-15 9-16 3-7 13-38 2-11 5-14
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