Women's Tennis Knocks Off St. Bonaventure 5-2
Jessica Macaluso won a thrilling super tie-breaker at No. 5 singles
Feb. 15, 2014
Allysa Singh and Jessica Macaluso dug deep for key three-set wins in singles play to help Siena get by St. Bonaventure 5-2 in a non-league match Saturday at West Point, N.Y.
The Bonnies won the top two singles points, but Siena took slots 3-6 and won two of three doubles contests to take the match. Singh posted a 6-2, 2-6 and 10-1 at No. 3 singles, Mitsuki Fukamachi won 6-1 and 7-5 at No. 4 singles and Macaluso defeated Taylor Cole 6-1, 2-6 and 11-9 in a thriller at No. 5 singles. Cassandra Braz won at no. 6 singles by default.
The Saints play Army at 9 a.m. Sunday.
SBU Fayta Amiri def. Carly Holloway (1-6, 6-2 and 10-6)
SBU Marisa Brossard def. Ali Garrity (6-1 and 6-2)
SC Allysa Singh def. Mara Martinez-Santori (6-2, 2-6 and 10-1)
SC Mitsuki Fukamachi def. Mariam Skhirtladze (6-1 and 7-5)
SC Jessica Macaluso def. Taylor Cole (6-1, 2-6 and 11-9)
SC Cassandra Braz wins by default
SBU 2 & 3 def. 1 & 3 (7-5)
SC 2 & 4 def. 1 & 4 (6-2)
SC 5 & 6 wins by default
New ITA match protocol for Women's matches for the month of February
1. Thirty (30) minutes before official match time - Line-up exchange and coin toss. The team that wins the coin toss serves on 1 and 3 doubles and 1, 3, 5 singles.
2. Doubles play begins at official match time - No warm-up with opponents.
3. In the three doubles matches we follow regular scoring with a twelve point (first to 7 by two) tiebreaker at 6-all (no longer a pro-set).
4. Once doubles point is clinched doubles play stops on the last remaining court regardless of the score on that court.
5. Ten (10) minute break between the end of doubles and beginning of singles.
6. Singles matches are two out of three sets, with each set using regular scoring, and a match tie-breaker in lieu of the third set. This is a super tiebreaker (first to 10 by two).
7. If less than six (6) courts available, five (5) minute warm-up is allowed for singles players in matches 4 through 6.
The main purpose for these changes is to reduce the match time, attract more following, make it more enjoyable for student athletes and fans.