April 13, 2014
The shorthanded Siena women's tennis team suffered a 7-0 setback to visiting Saint Francis (Pa.) Sunday at Michigan Avenue Park in Schenectady. The Saints were forced to default No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles due to injury.
"Today we faced a tough opponent, but the team played with a lot of heart," Siena head coach Andy Christodoulou said. "We look forward to taking on Niagara this Thursday."
Lone senior Carly Holloway gave her all at No. 2 singles, but fell in three sets 6-2, 1-6 and 6-4 to Shivani Patel.
"I have been very fortunate to have a coach who has cared about my success on the tennis court and in the classroom," Holloway said. "I am thankful for such a great team - this has been my family these past four years. My experience at Siena would not have been the same without these remarkable individuals."
The Saints will try to extend their season and reach the MAAC Championships when they travel to face Niagara in their regular-season finale Thursday.
1) SF Rafaela Panizza def. Ali Garrity (6-4 and 6-2)
2) SF Shivani Patel def. Carly Holloway (6-2, 1-6 and 6-4)
3) SF Alex Sachs def. Mitsuki Fukamachi (6-1 and 6-2)
4) SF Lucy Jasso def. Jessica Macaluso (6-1 and 6-3)
5) SF Brittany Jentz def. Cassandra Braz (6-3 and 6-0)
6) SF wins by default
1) SF 1 & Taya Zoubareva def. 1 & 3 (8-7 (5))
2) SF 3 & Danielle Gryckiewicz def. 2 & 4 (8-2)
3) SF 4 & 5 win by default