February 28, 2008

Men's and Women's Tennis Is Swept By Sacred Heart, 7-0

Feb. 28, 2008

Middlebury, Conn. - The Holy Cross men's and women's tennis team traveled to take on Sacred Heart head to head. The Crusaders fell to Sacred Heart 7-0 on both teams. The men's team fell to 1-1 while the women fell to 2-2.

For the women sophomore Kathryn Wilkie (Oak Brook, Ill.) played strong but was defeated by Jessica Schnell in No. 5 singles, 6-3, 7-5. For the men freshman Matt Wierzel (Garden City, N.Y.) had a tough match in No. 1 singles falling 6-3, 6-0 to Kirill Kasyanov of Sacred Heart.

The women open up at home March 14 against LeMoyne. Start time is set for 3:30 pm. The men open up at home on March 29 against Hartford. Start time is set for 10:00 am.

Women's
Single
1. Kasinow, Julianne (SHU) def. Meahl, Kristen (HC) 6-3, 6-2
2. Demers, Darcy (SHU) def. Moran, Megan (HC) 6-1, 6-0
3. Betz, Nicole (SHU) def. Knopka, Ivette (HC) 6-0, 6-2
4. Harrington, Elizabet (SHU) def. Lange, Hailee (HC) 6-1, 7-6
5. Schnell, Jessica (SHU) def. Wilkie, Kathryn (HC) 6-3, 7-5
6. Finkelstein, Mandy (SHU) def. Brown, Paige (HC) 6-3, 6-1

Double
1. Betz, Nicole/Demers, Darcy (SHU) def. Meahl, Kristen/Moran, Megan (HC) 8-4
2. Kasinow, Julianne/Amalfe, Ashley (SHU) def. Knopka, Ivette/Lange, Hailee (HC) 8-2
3. Schnell, Jessica/Price, Britany (SHU) def. Brown, Paige/Fitzsimmons, Chase (HC) 8-4

Men's
Single
1. Kasyanov, Kirill (SHU) def. Wierzel, Matt (HC) 6-3, 6-0
2. Syer, Michael (SHU) def. Sica, Angelo (HC) 6-3, 6-4
3. Mazzarese, Nick (SHU) def. Burke, John (HC) 6-0, 6-3
4. Ujkic, Chris (SHU) def. DeSanto, Jay (HC) 6-0, 6-1
5. Shah, Jinal (SHU) def. Phelan, Dan (HC) 6-0, 6-0
6. Conrad, Cole (SHU) def. Steinart, Tom (HC) 6-0, 6-1

Double
1. Kasyanov, Kirill/Mazzarese, Nick (SHU) def. Wierzel, Matt/Burke, John (HC) 8-4
2. Syer, Michael/Ujkic, Chris (SHU) def. Sica, Angelo/Phelan, Dan (HC) 8-5
3. Rodgers, Bryan/Harvey, John (SHU) def. Steinart, Tom/Leggio, Kevin (HC) 8-3