Marco Lombardo Named Crusader Of The Week

Feb. 26, 2007

WORCESTER, Mass. - Senior Marco Lombardo (Chestnut Hill, Mass.) has been named the Holiday Inn Express Crusader of the Week, for competition from February 19-25. Last week, Lombardo earned two key victories as the Holy Cross men's tennis team pulled out a close 4-3 victory over Sacred Heart.

Lombardo began the match by teaming up with sophomore Angelo Sica (Chester, N.J.) to earn a 9-8 (7-4) victory over Kevin Guidicipietro and Joe Merendino at No. 1 doubles. They pulled out the close match in a tiebreaker to earn the key doubles point for Holy Cross, after the teams had split the No. 2 and 3 doubles matches.

In singles action, Lombardo then posted a 6-4, 6-1 win over Guidicipietro in the No. 3 spot. He was one of three three Crusaders to win in singles, as the team earned the hard fought victory.

Holy Cross, which now stands 1-2 in the spring season, returns to action on March 23, when it travels to Army.