September 22, 2009
Men's Tennis Looks To Rebound With Matches In Connecticut
Overall Record: 1-2 (0-0
PL); Last Week: 1-1
Scoreboard: Holy Cross 6, Nichols 3,
Dudley, Mass., 9/19
Siena 6, Holy Cross 1, Schenectady, N.Y., 9/20
Schedule: Tuesday, Sept. 22 at Hartford, Hartford,
Conn., 4:00 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, Sept. 25-27 at Connecticut Invitational, 9:00 a.m.
- The Holy Cross men's tennis team takes on a team that they beat
twice last year, traveling to Hartford, Conn. to play against
Hartford Sept. 22. Matches begin at 4:00 p.m. at the Hartford
Tennis Courts. In the fall of 2008, junior Matt Wierzel
(Garden City, N.Y.) came away with a 4-6, 6-3, 10-8
victory at No. 1 singles against Hartford's Ricky Dove. Three other
players won their singles matches and two of three doubles tandems
won to give Holy Cross the final 5-2 triumph.
- The team will also compete in the Connecticut Invitational for
the first time since the 2007 fall season. The weekend competition
begins on Friday, Sept. 25 at 9:00 a.m. in Storrs, Conn. and
continues until Sunday, Sept. 27. At the 2007 tournament, (bracket
play single elimination), Wierzel received a bye in the first round
of play. In the second round of play he was defeated, 6-3, 6-4 by
Sacred Heart's Kirrill Kasyanov. Senior Dan Phelan
(Chicopee, Mass.) played in the fourth flight of the
tournament. He received a bye in the first round, then was defeated
6-0, 6-1 in the second round.
- Wierzel continued his unbeaten streak as he took home AT&T
Crusader of the Week honors for his performances from the first
week of action. Currently, he holds a 7-0 record in dual and
tournament play. He is just two wins shy of tying his nine singles
victories from the entire 2008-2009 season. He also tied his
doubles wins from 2008-2009 with senior John Burke
(Burlington, Mass.) as they won against Nichols' team of
Stephen Carella and Justin Deluca on Saturday.
- The Crusaders have won a total of
seven singles and a doubles matches this fall for a total of nine
total team points (excluding tournament play). They are just one
point away from tying their total fall points from 2008.