Holy Cross’ Ryan Sullivan Wins Flight 3 Singles At Holy Cross Invitational

Matt Wierzel

WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross freshman Ryan Sullivan (Medfield, Mass.) defeated Nichols' Stephen Carella, 6-3, 6-2, to win the Flight 3 singles competition at the Holy Cross Invitational Saturday afternoon at the Holy Cross Tennis Courts.

Senior Matt Wierzel (Garden City, N.Y.) fell in the Flight 1 singles finals, 6-1, 6-0. Nichols took home the Invitational title with 13 points, while Holy Cross finished second with six points, Springfield finished third with five points and Assumption took fourth with one point.

The Crusaders will continue competition in Worcester, when they host Coast Guard at the Holy Cross Tennis Courts on Sept. 21, starting at 3:30 p.m.

Flight 1 Singles
Round 1
Deluca (Nichols) d Sheik (Assumption) 6-0,6-0
Wierzel (HC) d Burnap (Spfld College) 6-1,6-4
Consolation round
Burnap d Sheik 6-4,6-2
Final
Deluca d Wierzel 6-1,6-0

Flight 2 Singles
Round 1
Henne (Spfld College) d Mangello (Assumption) 6-2,6-2
Drucker (Nichols) d Das (HC) 7-6,6-2
Consolation
Das d Mangello 6-2,6-2
Final
Drucker d Henne 7-5,6-2

Flight 3 Singles
Round 1
Carella (Nichols) d Baker (Assumption) 6-1,6-0
Sullivan (HC) d Shrank (Spfld College) 6-1,6-0
Consolation
Shrank d Baker DEFAULT
Final
Sullivan d Carella 6-3,6-2

Flight 4 Singles
Round 1
Daniel Young (Nichols) d Conner McCann (HC) 4-6,6-4,10-5
Hurley (Assumption) d Gianelli (Spfld College) 7-6,6-4
Consolation
Conner McCann d Gianelli 6-1,6-0
Final
Dan Young d Hurley DEFAULT

Doubles
Round 1
Rich Jakiel/Nate Lefond  (Assumption) BYE
OLeary/Nickerson (Spfld College) d Piietruczuk/McCaffrey (Nichols) 8-6
Saucier/Vierra (Nichols) d Leggio/Brownell (HC) 8-4
Wierman/Prosper (Nichols) d Shekar/Paadre (HC) 8-5
Round 2
OLeary/Nickerson d Jakiel/Lefond 8-1
Wierman/Prosper d Saucier/Vierra 9-1
Final
Wierman/Prosper d OLeary/Nickerson 8-5

Total Points
Nichols 13
Holy Cross 6
Springfield 5
Assumption 1