April 11, 2012
Siena women's tennis got a major boost Tuesday, defeating MAAC rival Marist 4-3 at Tri-City in Latham. Despite dropping the doubles point, the Green and Gold finished with a flourish, taking four of the day's six singles matches.
"Even though we lost the doubles point, I knew we were playing well and that this was a winnable game," said Siena head coach Andy Christodoulou. "In singles, we served at a high percentage, and that's always the key."
Most notable was an exciting comeback by Jasleen Sandhu at No. 1 singles. The senior was swept 6-0 in the first set, but rallied to take the final two sets 6-2 and 7-5.
"Tonight, Jasleen showed her unwavering determination and leadership qualities," Christodoulou said.
Meanwhile, Carly Holloway, Jessica Macaluso, and Elora Benfer all won their singles matches in straight sets, and Danielle Crill dropped a tight three-set decision at No. 4 singles.
Now 8-8 on the season and 2-1 in MAAC play, the Saints return to the court Saturday for another important MAAC match at Loyola.
No. 1 doubles: Kelsey Raynor/Erin McCarthy (Marist) def. Jasleen Sandhu/Carly Holloway 8-6
No. 2 doubles: Cassandra Braz/Jessica Macaluso (Siena) def. Kayla O'Donovan/Sabrina Tahir 9-7
No. 3 doubles: Joana Sun/Tessa Lewis (Marist) def. Nicole Ross/Brittany Filip 8-5
No. 1 singles: Jasleen Sandhu (Siena) def. Kelsey Raynor 0-6, 6-2, 7-5
No. 2 singles: Carly Holloway (Siena) def. Erin McCarthy 6-3, 6-3
No. 3 singles: Joana Sun (Marist) def. Brittany Filip 6-2, 6-2
No. 4 singles: Sabrina Tahir (Marist) def. Danielle Crill 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
No. 5 singles: Jessica Macaluso (Siena) def. Kayla O'Donovan 6-0, 6-1
No. 6 singles: Elora Benfer (Siena) def. Tessa Lewis 6-3, 6-0