April 4, 2014
Marist posted a deceiving 6-1 win over Siena in a match that didn't end until well after midnight Friday morning at the Tri City Tennis Club in Latham. The Saints were playing without No. 1 Ali Garrity (sick) and lost three three-set matches.
"Marist has always been tough competitors, tonight our team played well but it wasn't enough," senior captain Carly Holloway said. "At this point of the season you don't have time to look back. We have to get ready for the Monmouth match Sunday."
The doubles point was decided at second doubles where Melissa Carly and Kaye Eastman won 9-8 (8-6) in a tiebreaker. The Red Foxes won top doubles 8-3 and the Saints took No. 3 doubles 8-6.
Ever player was forced to play up a spot in singles without Garrity, but Siena was more than competitive.
Freshman Mitsuki Fukamachi won 6-3 and 6-1 over Marielle Campbell at No. 3 singles for Siena's only point. Allysa Singh, Jessica Macaluso and Erika Reagan all lost three-set matches.
The Saints travel to face Monmouth Sunday at noon.