September 21, 2010

Men's Tennis Travels To Connecticut Invitational After Four Game Home Stand

Overall Record: 0-2 (0-0 PL); Last Week: 0-1
Scoreboard:
Merrimack 4, Holy Cross 3, Worcester, Mass., 9/15
2nd of 4, Holy Cross Invitational, Worcester, Mass., 9/18

Schedule: Tuesday, Sept. 21 vs. Coast Guard, Worcester, Mass., 3:30 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, Sept. 24-26, at Connecticut Invitational, Storrs, Conn., All Day

  • The Holy Cross men's tennis team looks for its first win of the fall slate on Tuesday, Sept. 21 when it hosts Coast Guard on the Holy Cross Tennis Courts. Match time is set for 3:30 p.m. The team will look to avenge the two losses that Coast Guard took from them last season, as Holy Cross dropped both the fall and spring meetings by the final score of 7-2. Senior Matt Wierzel (Garden City, N.Y.) and junior Chris Das (Melrose, Mass.) tallied the two points for the squad in the fall meeting, winning at No. 1 and No. 4 singles respectively.
  • This will serve as Coast Guard's second dual match of the fall, as they are fresh off a season opening win against Manhattanville. Holy Cross enters with a 0-2 record in dual match play and finished second of four teams at the Holy Cross Invitational, held this past weekend.
  • The team will then participate in the Connecticut Tennis Invitational, hosted by Connecticut on Friday through Sunday, Sept. 24-26 in Storrs, Conn. Wierzel made it to the final round of last year's Flight A singles bracket. He lost the Flight A Singles championship game to Bryant's Juan-Martin Parades, 6-0, 6-2 and went into the match having won six out of seven sets, topping Boston University's Jeff Chudacoff, Connecticut's Scott Warden and Bryant's Cristian Balestrieri.
  • Freshman Ryan Sullivan (Medford, Mass.) continues to impress in his first year campaign as he defeated Nichols' Stephen Carella, 6-3, 6-2, to win the Flight 3 singles competition at the Holy Cross Invitational on Sept. 18. He went 2-0 on the weekend and currently sits at 4-0 in all singles action this season. He is also 2-0 in doubles action, teaming up with Wierzel in the No. 1 spot.