April 20, 2013
The Siena women's tennis team lost to Fairfield 4-3 in its final match of the 2012-13 season Saturday in Connecticut. Carly Holloway teamed with Allysa Singh for an exciting 8-7 (8-4) win at No. 2 doubles, and Holloway then registered Siena's only point of the match with a 6-4 and 7-6 (8-3) win at No. 2 singles.
"It was a very frustrating season for the team with all of our injuries that prevented us from been able to perform to our true level," head coach Andy Christodoulou said. "The ladies fought and played with a lot of heart, but the injuries were a big factor. We always had to manipulate the lineup and play everyone higher than they normally play. Regardless, the ladies always came to the court with a smile and played hard. Carly and Allysa had a wonderful season in doubles despite playing injured at second doubles, going 6-2."
The Saints were forced to default the No. 6 singles spot (Singh). Promising freshman Maria Varano missed the match with a back injury that bothered her since the fall. Holloway persevered through a shoulder injury that limited her big serve, and senior Elora Benfer battled shin splints throughout her final season.
Siena finishes the season 7-11 and 3-4.