Holy Cross Tennis Teams Fall To Lafayette

March 27, 2007

WEST POINT, N.Y. - The Holy Cross men's and women's tennis teams were both defeated by Lafayette on Saturday afternoon at Army's Lichtenberg Tennis Center. The women fell to the Leopards 5-2, while the men were defeated 7-0.

For the women, the Crusaders took the doubles points with a pair of victories at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. Ivette Konopka and Kristen Meahl teamed up for an 8-3 win over Julia Strang and Jacqui Bonard at the No. 2 spot, while Paige Brown and Natalie Lin downed Sarah Sykes and Nancy Parker 8-5 at No. 3. Holy Cross also picked up a victory in the No. 6 singles match, where Melanie Bunke downed Bonder 6-3, 6-3.

On the men's side, the Leopards swept all six singles matches, in addition to taking all three doubles matches. Angelo Sica had the best showing for the Crusaders, dropping a 6-3, 6-3 match to Paul Guarino at No. 1 singles.

The Holy Cross women are set to return to action on Sunday, April 1, when they take part in the Wheaton Invitational. The men are scheduled to return to the court on Friday, March 30, when the play host to Fordham at 3:00 p.m.

Women's Results: Lafayette 5, Holy Cross 2
1. Julia Strang (L) def. Meg Moran 6-3, 7-6 (6)
2. Danielle Bailey (L) def. Ivette Konopka 6-1, 6-4
3. Sarah Sykes (L) def. Meredith Bacon 6-2, 6-3
4. Ansley Scudder (L) def. Kristen Meahl 7-5, 6-1
5. Nancy Parker (L) def. Megan Manahan 7-5, 0-6, 7-6 (1)
6. Melanie Bunke (HC) def. Jacqui Bonder 6-3, 6-3
1. Bailey/Scudder (L) def. Moran/Bacon 8-4
2. Konopka/Meahl (HC) def. Strang/Bonder 8-3
3. Brown/Lin (HC) def. Sykes/Parker 8-5

Men's Results: Lafayette 7, Holy Cross 0
1. Paul Guarino (L) def. Angelo Sica 6-3, 6-3
2. Eric Wiley (L) def. John Burke 6-1, 6-2
3. Brett Kraft (L) def. Brian Kelly 6-2, 6-0
4. Lee Kojanis (L) def. Marco Lombardo 6-2, 6-3
5. Steven Benezra (L) def. Jay DeSanto 6-0, 6-0
6. Matt McGranaghan (L) def. Tom Moran 6-1, 6-1
1. Guarino/Kraft (L) def. Sica/Kelly 8-3
2. Kojanis/McGranaghan (L) def. Burke/Lombardo 8-3
3. Wiley/Benezra (L) def. DeSanto/Moran 8-2