Matt Wierzel
Matt Wierzel
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Garden City, N.Y.
High School: Chaminade

2008-2009: Became the first Holy Cross men's tennis player to ever earn All-Patriot League honors as he was named to the second team...went 9-13 at singles (7-10 dual-match play and 2-3 tournament play) and went 1-16 at doubles (1-14 dual-match play and 0-2 tournament play)...his nine singles victories led the team...his 7-10 dual-match record and 2-3 tournament record also led the team...played all of his matches at No. 1 singles during dual-match competition...won a match versus Coast Guard (Sept. 13), 6-4, 6-1...earned a 4-6, 6-3, 10-8 victory over Hartford (Oct. 8), as Holy Cross won the match 5-2...defeated Springfield (March 25), 6-1, 6-0...won 6-3, 6-3 over Le Moyne (March 27), as the Crusaders won the match 4-3...defeated American International (April 1), 6-1, 6-0 (Default) as Holy Cross swept the match...earned a 6-4, 4-6, 11-9 victory over Patriot League opponent Lafayette (April 4)...defeated Hartford (April 7), 6-3, 6-2, as the Crusaders won the match 4-3...at No. 1 doubles he went 0-3 with John Burke, 1-8 with Jay DeSanto and 0-2 with Kevin Leggio...had a 0-1 record with Chris Das at No. 2 doubles...won the No. 1 doubles match with DeSanto versus Hartford (Oct. 8), as the Crusaders earned the doubles point.

2007-2008: Went 5-11 overall at singles for the season (2-2 in tournament play), with a 3-9 dual-match mark at No. 1 singles...went 5-15 overall at doubles, teaming with Angelo Sica, Burke and Leggio...had a crucial singles victory over Coast Guard on Sept. 22, as he won the No. 1 singles match by a score of 7-5 and the Crusaders won the match, 4-3.

Before Holy Cross: Three-year member of the varsity tennis team at Chaminade H.S. for coach James Quinn...was the No. 2 singles player...earned 2007 first team All-League accolades as the team went undefeated...named the team's 2007 Most Improved Player.

Personal: Son of Edward and Rosalie Wierzel...has one sister (Lauren)...an Economics major.