April 27, 2010
Men's Tennis Completes 2009-2010 Season
Overall Record: 5-14 (0-3 Patriot League);
Last Week: 0-1
Scoreboard: Navy 4, Holy Cross 0, Lewisburg, Pa.,
4/23 (Patriot League Tournament)
Schedule: Season has completed.
- The Holy Cross men's tennis
team completed the 2009-2010 season after falling to the No. 2 seed
Navy in the 2010 Patriot League Tournament first round, held in
Lewisburg, Pa. on Friday, April 23. The Midshipmen went on to win
the tournament, topping Army, 4-2. Due to league rules the
first team to four points wins the match, as Navy earned two
victories in doubles play for the doubles point and then
three-straight wins at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 singles. The rest of
the matches did not finish. The team's regular No. 1 singles
player, junior Matt Wierzel (Garden City, N.Y.),
was unable to compete due to injury.
- The Crusaders finish the 2009-2010
season with an overall record of 5-14, going 0-3 against Patriot
League foes. The team earned three victories this spring, picking
up wins over Springfield, AIC and Hartford. The team went 2-3 in
the fall, earning victories over Hartford and Nichols.
- The team's three seniors,
John Burke (Burlington, Mass.), Dan Phelan
(Chicopee, Mass.), and Tom Steinert (Rockville
Centre, N.Y.) finished their final season with a combined
record of 5-41 in singles play. Wierzel will return as the only
senior on the team next season, as he posted the team's best
record of 18-11 in singles play this year. He was named Patriot
League Player of the Month for the first time in his career over
the fall portion of the season.
- The sophomore class combined for a
record 19-30 in singles play as Chris Das (Melrose,
Mass.), the team's mainstay at No. 4 singles,
recorded a career-best nine victories overall. Newcomer Tim Regan (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) and Ajeya Shekar
(Shrewsbury, Mass.) tallied a total of 10 wins. Freshman
Scot Brownell (Plymouth, Mass.) earned legitimate
playing time for the Crusaders as well, rounding out his first-year
campaign with a record of 5-6 in singles play.
- As a whole, the Crusaders rounded
out the season with 48 wins in singles play and 12 wins in doubles
matches. The doubles tandem of Phelan and Das marked the most wins,
going 5-10 in doubles play.
- Head coach Evan Gaudreau
registered a 5-14 record in his first season at the helm of the