Siena Slips by Marist
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.
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. 1 singles: Jasleen Sandhu (Siena) def. Kelsey Raynor 0-6, 6-2, 7-5