Siena Tennis Teams Drop Season Openers

Sept. 12, 2003

Women's Final Stats Men's Final Stats

The Siena College men's and women's tennis seasons began Thursday afternoon with setbacks at the College of the Holy Cross. The Crusaders topped the Siena men 5-2 and the women 4-2.

John Michalisin and Ed Roessler picked up straight-set victories at #2 and #3 singles for the two men's points. Michalisin defeated Nick Casolaro 4 and 2, while Roesller earned a 2 and 1 victory over Kenton Allen. Holy Cross was paced by Brian Kelly's 2 and 1 victory over Siena's Nick Julia at top singles and a 2-1 win in the three doubles matches.

Sophomore Denisa Hluchova was the lone winner in singles competition for the Siena women, winning her match 1 and 3 at #3 singles. The Saints also picked up the doubles point, as Hluchova teamed with senior Andrea Disponzio in a spirited 9-8 (7-5) triumph at top doubles.

The Siena women will next be in action at home against Vermont on September 23. The men return to the court Saturday at Binghamton.