Holy Cross Falls to Franklin Pierce, 5-4

Sept. 27, 2004

Worcester, Mass. - The Holy Cross men's tennis team dropped their first match of the season with a tough 5-4 loss to Franklin Pierce College on Monday. The 3-1 Crusaders will compete in the UConn Invitational this weekend.

SINGLES: #1. Brian Kelly (HC) def. Arun Lazarus (FP), 6-2, 6-4 #2. Maciej Szpakowski (FP) def. Nick Casolaro (HC), 6-1, 6-0 #3. David Friedlander (FP) def. Mike Marano (HC), 1-6, 6-4, 6-2 #4. Austin Gardella (FP) def. John Deaver (HC), 0-6, 6-1, 6-2 #5. Marc Lombardo (HC) defeated J.P. Morgan (FP), 6-4, 6-4 #6. Ryan Jones (FP) def. Tom Moran (HC), 6-0, 6-1

DOUBLES: #1. Kelley/Casolaro (HC) def. Gardella/Szpakowski (FP), 8-4 #2. Lazarus/Jones (FP) def. Marano/Deaver (HC), 9-8 (9-7) #3. Friedlander/Morgan (FP) def. Lombardo/ Rob Guido (HC), 8-6

RECORD: HOLY CROSS (3-1)