April 17, 2014
Siena could have locked up a tie for third place in the MAAC standings with a victory in its final regular-season match Thursday at Niagara. Instead, the Saints are on the outside looking in. Niagara swept all six singles matches and took the doubles point to post a 7-0 win over Siena and claim a spot in the MAAC Tournament. The Saints were officially eliminated later in the day when Marist defeated Saint Peter's.
Siena (8-14, 4-4) finishes the regular-season with a 4-4 MAAC record.
Niagara (12-7, 6-2) improved to 6-2 in the MAAC, locking up a spot in the four-team championships next weekend.
Carly Holloway fought hard in her final collegiate match. Siena's lone senior suffered a tough three-set loss at No. 2 singles.
No. 3 doubles went unclaimed after Niagara clinched the points with victories in the top two spots.
1. Sarah Hellstern (NIAW) def. Ali Garrity (SIE) 6-3, 6-3
2. Ashley Ta (NIA) def. Carly Holloway (SIE) 1-6, 6-2 and 6-4
3. Paulina Velasquez (NIAW) def. Mitsuki Fukamachi (SIE) 6-1, 6-3
4. Maria Ortiz (NIAW) def. Jessica Macaluso (SIE) 7-6 (5), 6-0
5. Iva Celan (NIAW) def. Cassandra Braz (SIE) 6-4, 6-3
6. Jenna McCune (NIAW) def. Erika Reagan (SIE) 7-5, 2-6, 10-7
1. 1 & 3 (NIAW) def. 1 & 3 (SIE) 8-2
2. 4 & 5 (NIAW) def. 4 & 5 (SIE) 8-2
3. No result