Crusaders Prep For Patriot League Tournament

Jessica DeSimone

Overall Record: 10-4 (0-2 PL); Last Week: 1-2
Scoreboard: Holy Cross 5, Wheaton 4, Norton, Mass., 4/10
Army 7, Holy Cross 0, West Point, N.Y., 4/13
Lafayette 5, Holy Cross 2, West Point, N.Y., 4/14
Schedule: Wednesday, April 18 at Clark, Worcester, Mass., 5:00 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, April 20-22, Patriot League Championship, Bethlehem, Pa., TBA

  • The Holy Cross women's tennis team tunes up for one final non-conference match before competing in the 2012 Patriot League Championship this upcoming weekend. The Crusaders will play inner-city opponent Clark on Wednesday, April 18 before competing in the tournament from Friday, April 20-Sunday, April 22. Wednesday's contest begins at 5:00 p.m. in Worcester. Lehigh hosts the weekend tournament in Bethlehem, Pa. as match times are yet to be announced.  
  • The Clark Cougars are currently 0-8 on the 2011-2012 season, including a 0-4 record at home. The Crusaders beat the Cougars, 4-3, last season as head coach Lisa Meola is a 1998 graduate of Clark. Senior Carolyn Chandley (Worcester, Mass.) took her match to three sets to earn the winning point last season.
  • Holy Cross was the seventh seed in the 2011 Patriot League tournament and played against the No. 2 seed Navy. Army won last year's tournament. Three quarterfinal matches will be held on Friday, April 20 with two semifinal contests on Saturday and the championship match set for Sunday.
  • The Crusaders went 0-2 in Patriot League regular season action this season as they were swept by Army and beat out by Lafayette. Freshman Taylor Stathis (Rockaway Beach, N.Y.) and Emily Marr (Jefferson, Mass.) posted conference points for the Crusaders, with their wins coming against the Leopards. Marr's victory was her second career conference victory, as she also won the No. 3 singles match as a sophomore.