Siena Women’s Tennis – Year End

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The Freshmen are coming.  Siena has 3 new players coming on board for the 2012-13 season.  Maria Varano from Kennebunk, Maine.  Before Siena: Attended Kennebunk High School where she has been a Daniel Cardillo Scholarship Fund recipient since 2009…This scholarship funds are awarded to teenagers who show exculpatory dedication and passion to their sport, and do their personal best to reach their goals and dreams in their sport…The 2011 State of Maine singles high school champion (posted a perfect 18-0 record)…Reached the #2 state (Maine) ranking and #9 in USTA New England Section…Went 25-18 in USTA Tournament play between 2010 and 2011.  Coach’s Comments: “Maria is a quality person who will thrive and blossom in the Siena College environment.”  More on Maria – HERE

Allysa Singh hails from Phoenix, Arizona.  Before Siena:Attended Horizon Honors High School…Allysa reached state of Arizona ranking of #7, and USTA Southwest Section ranking of #67…Her USTA tournament record was 16-10 from 2010-2011…A three-star recruit on…Won four different USTA sportsmanship awards from 2006 to 2011.  Coach’s Comments: “Allysa is one of the friendliest people I have ever met, and her family is very welcoming and easy to talk to…She will fit in perfectly at Siena.”  More on Allysa – HERE

Erika Reagan is from Mt. Laurel, NJ.  Before Siena: Received All-Conference, All-Non Public and All-South Jersey awards as well as her team’s MVP award…Qualified for the state tournament during her freshman and senior year, and served as team captain as a senior…Ranked 76th in the USTA Middle Section, and has been playing USTA junior tournaments since 2004. In 2011, she represented the Middle States section at World Team Tennis Junior Nationals…A member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society…Participates in a variety of volunteer projects that help the less fortunate, including: serving as a tutor for HOPE Tutoring, cooking and delivering food to home-bound community members, and participating in the Homeless Project at Bishop Eustace High School where she goes to school.  Coach’s Comments: “Erika is an outstanding addition to our program. She excelled throughout her junior career with strong results in high school and USTA, and she brings a very motivated work ethic. Her personality was a perfect fit with the team, coaching staff and school from the very beginning. She is a very good communicator. This young lady has incredible qualities on and off the court and exemplifies Siena’s Franciscan values. In addition, Erika is a Siena College presidential scholar.”  More on Erika – HERE

Tennis Rectuiting Pages for the incoming Siena players

Maria Varano – a 1 star recruit

Alyssa Singh – a 3 star recruit

Erika Reagan – a 1 star recruit

Siena Finish the year with an 8-11 record.  Their MAAC Conference record was 3-4.

The Siena women’s tennis team dropped a hard-fought 5-2 decision to visiting Fairfield Friday at Schenectady’s Central Park, and in the process the team was eliminated from MAAC Tournament contention. Prior to the match, the Saints recognized their senior class of Jennifer GalanteKellie ScullinNicole RossDanielle Crill and Jasleen Sandhu.

“It was an emotional day for everyone,” head coach Andy Christodoulou said. “We are graduating five wonderful young ladies. We played hard, and I am very proud of the team. I will miss them all, but they know once a Saint always a Saint.”

Siena features former Shaker stars Jasleen Sandhu and Nicole Ross.  Jasleen played #1 for the Saints and compiled an 11-13 record for the year including tournament play.  Her record in doubles was 9-11.  Nicole’s record was 5-6 in singles, mostly at #5.  In doubles she was 12-12.  Shenendehowa grad Jessica Macaluso also played mostly at #5 and her record, including tournaments was 11-11 in singles and 8-13 in doubles (she played #2 doubles).

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