Men's Tennis Makes Up Match With Nichols

Chris Das

Overall Record: 5-12 (0-3 Patriot League); Last Week: 2-2

Scoreboard: Holy Cross 6, AIC 1, Worcester, Mass., 4/6
Holy Cross 4, Hartford 3, Worcester, Mass., 4/7
Bryant 7, Holy Cross 0, Smithfield, R.I., 4/10
Boston College 7, Holy Cross 0, Chestnut Hill, Mass., 4/11

Schedule: Thursday, April 15, vs. Nichols, Worcester, Mass., 3:30 p.m.

  • Holy Cross will host Nichols, starting at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 15 at the Holy Cross Tennis Courts. This is the first meeting for the two teams, as the match was rescheduled from earlier this season. Nichols comes to Holy Cross with a record of 12-4 and is unbeaten in its conference. The Bison play one more match on Tuesday, April 13 before coming to Worcester.
  • The Crusaders will then take a weeklong break before traveling to Lewisburg, Pa., to compete in the Patriot League Tournament. Their opponent and time of play is to be determined during a conference call next week.  Last year, the men fell in the first round, 4-0 against Colgate.
  • Holy Cross returned to action after breaking for Easter with two consecutive wins, the first time this season the team has done so. With a lineup change, the men took on AIC, winning the doubles point and five singles matches. Sophomore Ajeya Shekar (Shrewsbury, Mass.), playing at No. 4 singles for the first time this season, tallied the second singles win of the day while fellow sophomore Tim Regan (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) followed suit at No. 2 singles, picking up his first career win in the No. 2 spot.
  • The team hosted Hartford for their second win of the week on Wednesday, April 7. Freshman Scot Brownell (Plymouth, Mass.), who lost his first set 6-2, rallied back to win the next two sets, 6-3, 6-2. He was the deciding factor in the Crusaders crucial fourth point, securing his team's 4-3 victory over the Hawks. Brownell has had a good freshman season as he leads his classmates with a 5-5 record in singles competition. He has also played in almost all doubles matches, posting a 2-8 record in every doubles match he's played in.