Holy Cross Men's Tennis Falls To Bryant, 7-0

March 28, 2009

WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross men's tennis team fell to Bryant, 7-0, on Saturday afternoon at the Holy Cross Tennis Courts. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 2-9, while the Bulldogs improve to 7-6.

Bryant won all three doubles matches to earn the doubles point and then won all six singles matches in straight sets for the 7-0 win. At No. 2 singles, junior John Burke (Burlington, Mass.) dropped a close first set to Dylan Whiting by a score of 7-5 and then lost the second set, 6-1.

The Crusaders return to action on March 29, when they play Boston University at the Holy Cross Tennis Courts at 11:00 a.m.

Singles
1. Cristian Balestrieri (BU) def. Matt Wierzel (HC) -- 6-3, 6-2
2. Dylan Whiting (BU) def. John Burke (HC) -- 7-5, 6-1
3. Kevin Gardiner (BU) def. Dan Phelan (HC) -- 6-3, 6-2
4. Thomas Nowak (BU) def. Jay DeSanto (HC) -- 6-0, 6-1
5. Nicholai Hill (BU) def. Chris Das (HC) -- 6-1, 6-2
6. Daniel Cournoyer (BU) def. Tom Steinert (HC) -- 6-0, 6-0

Doubles
1. Whiting / Hill (BU) def. Wierzel / DeSanto (HC) -- 8-3
2. Gardiner / Nowak (BU) def. Burke / Ajeya Shekar (HC) -- 8-3
3. Balestrieri / Zehn Laliwala (BU) def. Phelan / Das (HC) -- 8-4