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Siena Women’s Tennis Finds Time to Give Back


On Saturday, January 26 the Siena College women’s tennis team visited the Northeast Regional Food Bank in what has become in annual tradition of giving back to the community. During that visit the team took a guided tour of the facilities and learned how the facility functions day to day, and then helped stock the warehouse.

“It was a very gratifying day,” head coach Andy Christodoulou said. “We worked shoulder to shoulder with some other groups and made new friends.”

The Food Bank collects large donations of food and distributes it to charitable agencies serving the hungry and disadvantaged people in 23 counties. The Food Bank provides over 25 million pounds of food a year to 1,000 agencies.

The women’s tennis team’s responsibility was to get frozen meat from the walk-in freezer and separate it based on type (beef, pork, chicken, etc) in boxes of 40-pounds per box. These boxes were then shipped to various soup kitchens and other agencies that feed the hungry.

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The Siena Saints are in action tomorrow in Ludlow, Mass for their dual season opening match against Bryant U. Good luck ladies!! #GOSAINTS


Jan. 31, 2013

Siena men’s tennis team is the MAAC coaches choice to finish fifth in the 7-team league, while the women were picked sixth of eight schools. The Marist men and Fairfield women were the coaches’ choice to win the league.

The Marist men topped the poll with 49 points. The Red Foxes, led by 15th-year head coach and 2012 Coach of the Year Tim Smith, return All-MAAC Player of the Year Lorenzo Rossi, All-MAAC Rookie of the Year Joseph Dube and All-MAAC First Team performers Dalen Klassen and Will Reznek. Fairfield finished second in the poll with 40 points, followed by Niagara (37), Saint Peter’s (25), Siena (20), Loyola (18) and Rider (8).

Jessica Macaluso

The Fairfield women, who won the MAAC Championship in 2012, received 61 points in the preseason poll. Fairfield is led by head coach Ed Paige and returns All-MAAC First Team selections of Monica Yajima, Sharissa Ryan, Carolina Koladzyn and Nikki Jackson. Yajima was named 2012 Player of the Year. Loyola was second (54), followed by Marist (53), Niagara (33), Saint Peter’s (31), Siena (29), Manhattan (19) and Rider (8).

The 2013 MAAC Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships will take place at Mercer County Park in West Windsor, New Jersey from April 27-28.

Siena Women’s Tennis


Siena Recruit Mitsuki Fukamachi received a prestigious Sportsmanship award.  We reported earlier on the new recruits for next year – Click Here

This from the Siena web page:

Mitsuki Fukamachi Receives USTA NEOTA Sportsmanship Award 

On Sunday, December 9 at the Annual Meetings and Awards Ceremonies of USTA’s Northeastern Ohio Tennis Association (NEOTA), Mitsuki Fukamachi received the 2012 Junior Girls Sportsmanship Award from the president of the NEOTA Mr. Kevin Senich.

This yearly award is given to only one girl junior player between the ages of 10 and 18 at the conclusion of every year. Jacob Dunbar was the recipient of the award for the boys.

The USTA-NEOTA has long recognized outstanding sportsmanship displayed by the junior players that participate in tournaments and leagues. Fukamachi has exhibited consistent display of outstanding class, perfect on-court demeanor, and maintained the highest standards of tennis etiquette.

Ms. Carol Gander, Executive Director of the USTA’s NEOTA commented: “During a calendar year all tournament directors submit names for the NEOTA Sportsmanship award, both boys and girls. Mitsuki had high praise from our major tournament the District Qualifier for Midwest, The NEOTA District Cup Team, other tournaments, and also from other players and parents. This is the only award for sportsmanship in the district and we are very careful in our selection. As the Executive Director and tournament director have enjoyed Mitsuki throughout her junior years and wish her best of luck at college.”

Another current member of the Siena Women’s tennis team, Allysa Singh (Freshman.) was awarded similar sportsmanship awards from the USTA Southwest Section during her junior career.

“This award tells you what Mitsuki is all about, and the quality of character the student athletes we recruit to come to Siena possess,” head coach Andy Christodoulou said. “Despite her fierce competitive spirit, she maintains honest, open nature and positive disposition throughout her matches. This award also shows how well she will fit in at our school which practices these same virtues through its founding the Franciscan tradition.”

Siena Students Athletes Get Straight A’s in NCAA GSR Report

Siena student athletes graduate. Using the most recent data released Thursday in the NCAA’s Graduation Success Rate (GSR) report, student athletes who entered Siena as freshmen in 2005 graduated from college at a 95% clip, the sixth highest rate in the nation.

Siena has ranked in the top-10 percent of Division I institutions in all eight GSR reports, and is one of just 21 schools with a GSR of 93% or above in each report. This is the sixth time Siena has posted a GSR of 95% or above. The 98% attained in the 2011 report represented Siena’s best GSR.

“I think it’s a commitment that begins with the Board of Trustees,” Siena president Fr. Kevin Mullen, O.F.M. said of the continued academic success of Siena’s student athletes. “It’s a commitment that is shared by our faculty and administrators. It’s something our student body and staff take great pride in. I think there’s a collective effort here.”

Thursday’s report gives graduation information for students and student athletes who entered college in 2005, the most recent class for which the required six years of information is available. It also breaks down the GSR by sport, using a four-year class average (2001-2004) called a cohort rate to provide a big enough sample.

Twelve of Siena’s Division I sports posted perfect 100% cohort GSRs, and all 18 out-performed the cohort national average. Siena sports that achieved perfect cohort GSRs were: men’s cross country, men’s golf, men’s tennis, women’s cross country, field hockey, women’s golf, women’s soccer, softball, swimming and diving, women’s tennis, volleyball and water polo.

Siena’s basketball programs surpassed the cohort GSR national average by a large margin. The men’s basketball program posted an 89% cohort GSR according to the report, 15 percentage points higher than the national average of 74%. The women’s basketball program registered a 92% cohort GSR compared to the national average of 84%.

“It is all about academics first at Siena College,” head coachAndy Christodoulou said. “We take great pride in winning games, but we always keep the focus on academics. That is what our students are here for, and the support level we provide is second to none.”

Garrity, Fukamachi Commit to Siena Women’s Tennis


Nov. 27, 2012

Ali Garrity and Mitsuki Fukamachi have signed National Letters of Intent confirming their decision to enroll in Siena next fall and play tennis for the Saints. Each player brings a strong work ethic and extensive tournament experience to the program.

“We are all very excited to have Ali and Mitsuki join our tennis family,” head coach Andy Christodoulou said. “This is a very strong recruiting class that will allow us to continue to climb up the MAAC rankings. Mistuki and Ali competed as partners on the same junior USTA team in Northern Ohio and went on to regional and national competitions.”

Garrity (Medina, Ohio) has played first singles at Medina High School all four of her scholastic years. She is a two-time Northern Ohio Conference (NOC) finalist. As a senior this fall, she won the sectional tournament, and she advanced to the state tournament each of the last two years. Garrity completed her high school career with a 90-23 record and is the first female to receive the Medina County Gazette MVP all four years of her career. She was also named Medina Post Player of the Year four years in a row, and served as team captain as a junior and senior.

“Ali is a strong left-handed player with tremendous athletic ability and great instincts,” Chrsitodoulou said. “Her speed allows her to cover the court, and her advanced foot work allows her to compete at a very high level. She can hit a variety of shots from many different angles. Her productivity comes from her rugged, physical play and sound mental approach which enables her to stay cool under pressure. Most important, she is a smart young lady with an awesome personality. She took her recruiting process very seriously and started very early, so we got to know each other very well.”

Garrity was ranked No. 15 in the state of Ohio and 283 Nationally (U-18 division) by the USTA on November 12. In 2009, she had the opportunity to play with Sam Querry in doubles against John Isner and Mardy Fish in a Victory Gallop charity Pro-AM.

Garrity is a presidential scholar at Siena and plans to major in biology. She is the daughter of David and Valerie Garrity and has two sisters, Kellie and Rebeccah.

“Ali is so excited to come play for Siena College!” Garrity’s private coach Beth Winquist said. “I am so glad that she found a great school to continue her tennis career and education. Ali is an all-court player. She loves to hit big ground strokes, but is very confident coming to the net. She will be a tremendous doubles player as well. Ali is a terrific athlete with a great work ethic. She will give 100 percent in anything, on or off the court.”

Fukamachi is a three star recruit according to tennisrecruiting.net and is ranked No. 20 in the state of Ohio’s USTA (U-18 rankings) as of November 16. She has reached as high as No. 99 in the Midwest USTA in singles rankings, and No. 3 in doubles in Northeast Ohio.

Fukamachi is a four-time Ohio State High School Tournament doubles qualifier, and she captured the 2012 North Ohio Conference (NOC) Championship in First Doubles. Over her scholastic career, she has been named NOC All Conference in First Singles, Second Singles and First Doubles. Her team captured the doubles sectional championship in 2009 and 2010. Fukamachi was the varsity team captain during her senior year, and received the athlete scholar award all four years.

“Mitsuki is a very strong hitter who is not afraid to go for her shots and has a great technique from both sides,” head coach Andy Christodoulou said. “She is very comfortable in moving up to the net. Mitsuki is one of the toughest competitors I have ever seen, and she can really make things happen on the court. Her doubles skills will make her transition to the college game a lot easier. Mitsuki’s personality makes her a great teammate.”

Fukamachi is a Siena College Presidential Scholar who plans to major in medical sciences. She is the daughter of Kiyotaka and Kiyomi Fukamachi and has two siblings, a younger brother, Shouta, and older sister, Minami.

“Mitsuki possesses the character and work ethic of a true champion on and off the tennis court,” Fukamachi’s private coach Brian Smallwood said. “Her diligence as a competitor and as a student of the game has led her to a well-deserved opportunity to play tennis at the Division I level. Mitsuki exemplifies what it means to be a true team player in every sense of the word. She has been very supportive of both her teammates and her fellow players at our indoor facility who play the tournament circuit with her. I am very proud of Mitsuki’s accomplishments and applaud her on her achievement. I am certain she will exceed expectations as a player for Siena College.”

September 2012 Local College Tennis Schedule


We have lots of  great college tennis being played in the area in September.  Here is the upcoming schedule.

September 5

Sage (Women) vs. Hartwick (4:30)

September 8

Hudson Valley CC (Women) vs. Herkimer (Noon)

Siena (Men) vs. Siena Alumni (2:00)

Siena (Women) – Siena fall Classic @ Central Park –(All Day)

September 9

Siena (Women) – Siena Fall Classic @ Siena (All Day)

September 12

Sage (Women) vs. Bard College (4:30)

September 13

RPI (Women) vs. Hartwick College (4:00)

September 15

Sage (Women) vs. Plattsburgh State (2:00)

Siena (Men) vs. Wagner (Noon)

September 16

RPI (Women) vs. SUNY Plattsburgh (11:00)

Union College (Women) vs. SUNY Cortland (1:00)

September 18

SUNY Adirondack (Women) vs. Hudson Valley CC (4:00)

September 22

Hudson Valley CC (Women) vs. Mohawk Valley (Noon)

September 23

RPI(Men) vs. Union College (1:00)

September 26

SUNY Adirondack (Women) vs. Herkimer (4:00)

Union College (Men) vs. Oneonta State (4:00)

September 29

Sage (Women) vs. Farmingdale State College (1:00)

Siena (Men) vs. Rider (11:00)

SUNY Adirondack (Women) vs. SUNY Delhi (1:00)

NOTES:

Hudson Valley Community College plays at HVCC in Troy

RPI plays at RPI in Troy

Sage plays at Prospect Park (65 Prospect Park Lane) in Troy

Siena plays at the Siena College Courts in Loudonvile

Skidmore plays at Skidmore College Courts in Saratoga

SUNY Adirondacl plays at ACC in Queensbury

Union College plays at Union College in Schenectady

St. Rose 2012 schedule is not online yet

University at Albany schedule is not online yet

Sage has played 2 matches and won them both by identical 6-3 scores, they beat Johnson State and Bay Path

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 tennisrecruiting.net…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).

Kirsten Ackerman takes flight in the Marist Invitational


The Marist Invitational featured a few local players.  Jessica Macaluso of Siena (formerly Shenendahowa) played the “B” Flight where she lost to Marielle Campbell of host Marist 6-2, 4-6, 10-4.  Jessica lost the match in match tiebreaker despite winning more games.  Campbell also beat Sarah Ionnone of U Albany 6-0, 6-4.

Cherly Kukkonen of U Albany lost in the “A” Flight to Adina Halagian 6-7 (5) 6-4, 12-10.  Marisela Aviles of Providence beat Livia Gherman of U Albany 6-3, 6-2 in the last “A” Flight matchup.  Kirsten Scott of U Albany lost her “B” Flight match to Karen Ramirez of Providence 6-3, 6-4.  Gherman and Kukkonen won their “A” Flight doubles first round 8-0 over Livingston and Williams of St. Peters.  Avilles and Bernandez of Providence beat the pair in the next round 8-0.  Brooke and Iannone took an opening match win in the “B” doubles by taking out Halaglan and Enon-Janssen of St. Peter’s 9-7.   They won the finals over Ahlborn and Foley 8-6.

In the “C” Flight Kirsten Ackerman (Marist/Guilderland) lost just 5 games in opening day wins over Haftford’s Jessica Galik 6-0, 6-2 and Aubrey Brook of U Albany 6-2, 6-1.  On Day 2, Kirsten kept up her winning ways with a 6-4, 5-7, 10-6 victory over Taylor Ahlborn of Providence and a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Caitlin Foley, also of Providence.  The victory over Foley made her the “C” Flight Champion.

Cassie Brazz of Siena lost her “D” Flight singles match to Ali Carnal of Providence 6-2, 6-4.  Jennifer Galante of Siena lost to Christie Greenberg of Hartford 6-4, 6-2.  Rachel Drake of U Albany started out with a win over Jessica Nowogrodzki 6-2, 6-3, before losing to Betta Dewitt of Providence 6-0, 6-0.

Jasleen Sandhu (Siena/Shaker) won her first round match over Alex Livingston of St. Peter’s 6-1, 7-6 (2).  In the second round she lost to Abby Liu of Hartford 6-1, 6-2.  Nicole Ross of Siena (formerly Shaker) lost to Caitlin Foley of Providence 6-1, 6-1.  Holloway and Braz of Siena lost their “B” Flight doubles to Tahir and Campbell of Marist 8-2.  Ackerman and Lewis of Marist lost in the “C” Flight Doubles to Siena’s Benfer and Filip.  Benfer and Filip then went on to beat Grbelja and Vogel of St. Peter’s 8-2.  Scott and Drake of U Albany took their first round match against a Marist team of O’Donovan and Macaluso (that’s Joanne Macaluso of Stormville, NY – not to be confused with Jessica).  The score was 8-3.  Siena’s Macaluso and Crill defeated Nowoarodzki and Garma of St. Peter’s 8-1 to set up a match win Scott/Drake.   Scott and Drake took the local bragging rights with a 9-8 (2) win.  In the other semi final Dewitt and Carnal of Providence beat Scott and Drake 8-2.

Siena Update


Head Coach Andy Christodoulou

Siena College Women stated the season with an invitational tournament, early in September.  The event was supposed to have 3 teams, full matches but Hofstra was unable to come this year due to damage done by Hurricane Irene.  That, plus the weekend forecast left Siena and Marist to play a shortened, pro set event.  Siena features former local high school standouts Jasleen Sandhu of Shaker, Jessica Macaluso of Shenendahowa and Nicole Ross of Shaker.  Siena Women’s Tennis announced the release of their Women’s Tennis Digital Yearbook – CLICK HERE

The Siena women’s tennis team played rival Marist even in its season-opener Saturday afternoon. The Saints and Red Foxes competed against each other in the round robin Siena Fall Classic in an early test for both programs.

Jasleen Sandhu

“We expected a tough challenge, and that’s exactly what we got,” head coach Andy Christodoulou said. “This tournament gave us a good measurement where we are and what we need to work on moving forward. The freshmen responded well, and they are a fantastic addition to the team.”

In the A Flight singles, Siena’s Jasleen Sandhu held off Joana Sun 8-5, while Erin McCarthy edged the Saints’ Carly Holloway 9-7. Marist won both Flight B contests, but Siena rallied to win three of five contests at Flight C, with Cassie Braz, Brittany Filip and Elora Benfer all posting victories.

In doubles play, Marist won all four Flight A matches, while Siena held on for victories the both Flight B contests.

Singles Flight A:
Erin McCarthy def. Carly Holloway 9-7
Jasleen Sandhu def. Joana Sun 8-5

Singles Flight B:
Marielle Campbell def. Danielle Crill 8-4
Sabrina Tahir def. Jessica Macaluso 8-2

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Nicole Ross

Next up was the St. Bonaventure Invitational

The Siena women’s tennis team played rival Marist even in its season-opener Saturday afternoon. The Saints and Red Foxes competed against each other in the round robin Siena Fall Classic in an early test for both programs.

“We expected a tough challenge, and that’s exactly what we got,” head coach Andy Christodoulou said. “This tournament gave us a good measurement where we are and what we need to work on moving forward. The freshmen responded well, and they are a fantastic addition to the team.”

In the A Flight singles, Siena’s Jasleen Sandhu held off Joana Sun 8-5, while Erin McCarthy edged the Saints’ Carly Holloway 9-7. Marist won both Flight B contests, but Siena rallied to win three of five contests at Flight C, with Cassie Braz, Brittany Filip and Elora Benfer all posting victories.

In doubles play, Marist won all four Flight A matches, while Siena held on for victories the both Flight B contests.

Singles Flight A:
Erin McCarthy def. Carly Holloway 9-7
Jasleen Sandhu def. Joana Sun 8-5

Singles Flight B:
Marielle Campbell def. Danielle Crill 8-4
Sabrina Tahir def. Jessica Macaluso 8-2

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Jessica Macaluso

Siena’s women’s tennis team played its first dual match of the season, easily disposing of Rider Saturday afternoon in Lawrenceville. The Saints swept the doubles competition and won five of six singles matches to post a 6-1 victory.

“It’s always nice to start conference play with a win,” head coach Andy Christodolou said. “It was a real team effort today; everyone was sharp, especially in doubles.”

Jasleen Sandhu and Nicole Ross won 8-3 at top doubles, Carly Holloway and Danielle Crill posted an 8-1 win at second doubles and Brittany Filip and Elora Benfer held down third doubles with a clean 8-0 sweep.

Sandhu, Holloway and Filip each won their singles matches in straight sets as well, while freshmen Jessica Macaluso and Cassandra Braz won easily at No. 5 and No. 6 singles.

“Cassie and Jessica responded like veterans today,” Christodolou commented.

The Saints are off until next weekend when they travel to partake in the Marist Invitational.

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Siena College vs Rider University (Oct 01, 2011)
Siena College 6, Rider University 1
Oct 01, 2011 at

Singles competition
1. Sandhu, Jasleen (SIEW) def. Roche, Marly (RID) 6-0, 6-2
2. Holloway, Carly (SIEW) def. Ashmore, Tricia (RID) 6-1, 6-1
3. Caravaglio, Michelle (RID) def. Crill, Danielle (SIEW) 6-3, 6-3
4. Filip, Brittany (SIEW) def. White, Danielle (RID) 6-0, 6-1
5. Macaluso, Jessica (SIEW) def. Manforti, Alexa (RID) 6-1, 6-0
6. Braz, Cassandra (SIEW) def. Leder, Kim (RID) 6-0, 6-3


Doubles competition
1. Sandhu, Jasleen/Ross, Nicole (SIEW) def. Roche, Marly/Ashmore, Tricia (RID) 8-3
2. Holloway, Carly/Crill, Danielle (SIEW) def. Caravaglio, Michelle/White, Danielle (RID) 8-1
3. Filip, Brittany/Benfer, Elora (SIEW) def. Giameo, Jaclyn/Eldridge, Maria (RID) 8-0

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Peter Collins

The Siena men’s tennis team couldn’t manage a single set in its 2011-12 season-opener Saturday at home against Fordham. The Rams posted the 7-0 win, taking all three doubles matches, and winning all six singles competitions in straight sets.

Kuba Kowalski set the tone with a 6-0 and 6-1 win over Siena’s Dylan Roberts at top singles. His teammates followed suit. The most competitive match came at sixth singles where freshman Darren Reich lost a 6-3 and 6-4 decision to Fordham’s Jan Krouham.

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Fordham vs Siena College (Sep 17, 2011)
Fordham 7, Siena College 0
Sep 17, 2011 at Loudonville, N.Y. (Siena Courts)

Singles competition
1. Kuba Kowalski (FOR) def. Roberts, Dylan (SIE) 6-0, 6-1
2. Srikar Alla (FOR) def. Collins, Peter (SIE) 6-2, 6-1
3. Mischa Koran (FOR) def. Burbine, Alex (SIE) 6-1, 6-0
4. Peder Gram (FOR) def. Siwiec, Jarrett (SIE) 6-2, 6-0
5. J.J. Tauil (FOR) def. Funiciello, Matthew (SIE) 6-1, 6-0
6. Jan Krouham (FOR) def. Reich, Darren (SIE) 6-3, 6-4


Doubles competition
1. Srikar Alla/Kuba Kowalski (FOR) def. Roberts, Dylan/Collins, Peter (SIE) 8-0
2. Mischa Koran/Peder Gram (FOR) def. Siwiec, Jarrett/Burbine, Alex (SIE) 8-3
3. J.J. Tauil/Jan Krouham (FOR) def. Summanaru, Eric/Funiciello, Matthew (SIE) 8-4

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Dylan Roberts

Peter Collins topped Jai Yoon 7-5 and 6-3 at No. 2 singles, accounting for Siena’s only point in a 6-1 loss at UConn Wednesday. Freshman Eric Summanaru lost a hard-fought, marathon three-set decision at No. 6 singles, falling 11-9 in a super tie-breaker.

Summanaru teamed with Matthew Funiciello for an 8-7 (4) victory at No. 3 doubles.

Singles
1. Scott Warden (Conn.) def. Dylan Roberts 6-2,6-2
2. Peter Collins (Siena) def. Jai Yoon 7-5,6-3
3. Wei Lin (Conn.) def. Alex Burbine 6-4,6-0
4. Peter Surovic (Conn.)def. Jarrett Siwiec 6-3,6-2
5. Jacob Spreyer (Conn.) def. Darren Reisch 6-1,6-1
6. Teddy Margules (Conn.) def. Eric Sumanaru 4-6, 6-4, 11-9

Doubles
1. Warden/Margules (Conn.) def. Collins/Burbine 8-4
2. Yoon/Lin (Conn.) def. Roberts/Siwiec 8-1
3. Sumanaru/Matt Funiciello (Siena) def. Surovic/Spreyer 8-7 (4)

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Alex Burbine

The Siena men’s tennis team picked up its first win of the season in emphatic fashion Saturday afternoon, drilling Rider 7-0 in the MAAC opener for both schools. Dylan Roberts fended off a stern challenge from Rollie Malfitano 7-6 and 7-6 at top singles to set the tone for the match.

The Saints picked up the doubles point by claiming two of the three matches, taking a 1-0 lead into singles play. Peter Collins and Alex Burbine won convincingly at top doubles, 8-1, and Jarrett Siwiec and Vik Kadaba snuck past Drew Laverty and Steve Brand 9-7 at the second spot to secure the point.

Collins, Burbine and Siwiec each won their singles matches as well. Freshmen Matthew Funiciello and Darren Reich were both impressive at the bottom of the rotation, earning easy straight set wins.

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Siena College vs Rider University (Oct 01, 2011)
Siena College 7, Rider University 0
Oct 01, 2011 at Lawrenceville, N.J.

Singles competition
1. Roberts, Dylan (SIE) def. Malfitano, Rollie (RID) 7-6, 7-6
2. Collins, Peter (SIE) def. Milosovici, Milo (RID) 6-1, 6-1
3. Burbine, Alex (SIE) def. Laverty, Drew (RID) 6-2, 6-1
4. Siwiec, Jarrett (SIE) def. Brand, Steve (RID) 6-3, 4-6, 10-5
5. Funiciello, Matthew (SIE) def. Spellman, John (RID) 6-0, 6-3
6. Reich, Darren (SIE) def. Carpenter, Ryan (RID) 6-0, 6-0


Doubles competition
1. Collins, Peter/Burbine, Alex (SIE) def. Malfitano, Rollie/Lubold, Nick (RID) 8-1
2. Siwiec, Jarrett/Kadaba, Vikaran (SIE) def. Laverty, Drew/Brand, Steve (RID) 9-7
3. Gershon, Mike/Milosovici, Milo (RID) def. Pagan-Yourno, Emilo/Holm, Joseph (SIE) 8-6

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The Siena men’s tennis team couldn’t manage a single set in its 2011-12 season-opener Saturday at home against Fordham. The Rams posted the 7-0 win, taking all three doubles matches, and winning all six singles competitions in straight sets.

Kuba Kowalski set the tone with a 6-0 and 6-1 win over Siena’s Dylan Roberts at top singles. His teammates followed suit. The most competitive match came at sixth singles where freshman Darren Reich lost a 6-3 and 6-4 decision to Fordham’s Jan Krouham.

Siena College Tennis
Fordham vs Siena College (Sep 17, 2011)
Fordham 7, Siena College 0
Sep 17, 2011 at Loudonville, N.Y. (Siena Courts)

Singles competition
1. Kuba Kowalski (FOR) def. Roberts, Dylan (SIE) 6-0, 6-1
2. Srikar Alla (FOR) def. Collins, Peter (SIE) 6-2, 6-1
3. Mischa Koran (FOR) def. Burbine, Alex (SIE) 6-1, 6-0
4. Peder Gram (FOR) def. Siwiec, Jarrett (SIE) 6-2, 6-0
5. J.J. Tauil (FOR) def. Funiciello, Matthew (SIE) 6-1, 6-0
6. Jan Krouham (FOR) def. Reich, Darren (SIE) 6-3, 6-4


Doubles competition
1. Srikar Alla/Kuba Kowalski (FOR) def. Roberts, Dylan/Collins, Peter (SIE) 8-0
2. Mischa Koran/Peder Gram (FOR) def. Siwiec, Jarrett/Burbine, Alex (SIE) 8-3
3. J.J. Tauil/Jan Krouham (FOR) def. Summanaru, Eric/Funiciello, Matthew (SIE) 8-4

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Matthew Funiciello

Just three days after opening conference play with a convincing sweep of rival Rider, the Siena men’s tennis team saw the tables turn. Marist came to town Tuesday afternoon, and the Red Foxes left with a 7-0 sweep of the Saints at Tri City Racquet Club in Latham. Matt Himmelsback won at top singles and top doubles to lead the Red Foxes. Marist, which won all six singles matches in straight sets, swept the doubles play to start the match.

Siena College
Marist Men’s Tennis vs Siena College (Oct 04, 2011)
Marist Men’s Tennis 7, Siena College 0
Oct 04, 2011 at Latham, N.Y. (Tri City Racquet Club)

Singles competition
1. Himmelsbach, Matt (MARM) def. Roberts, Dylan (SIE) 6-2, 6-0
2. Reznek, Will (MARM) def. Collins, Peter (SIE) 6-3, 6-0
3. Dube, Joseph (MARM) def. Burbine, Alex (SIE) 6-2, 6-2
4. Klassen, Dalen (MARM) def. Siwiec, Jarrett (SIE) 6-0, 6-1
5. Giudici, Matteo (MARM) def. Funiciello, Matthew (SIE) 6-0, 6-1
6. Solly, Jacob (MARM) def. Reich, Darren (SIE) 6-3, 6-0


Doubles competition
1. Himmelsbach, Matt/Giudici, Matteo (MARM) def. Collins, Peter/Burbine, Alex (SIE) 8-4
2. Dube, Joseph/Reznek, Will (MARM) def. Siwiec, Jarrett/Kadaba, Vikaran (SIE) 8-3
3. Klassen, Dalen/Solly, Jacob (MARM) def. Roberts, Dylan/Funiciello, Matthew (SIE) 8-3x`

The Siena men’s tennis team swept through doubles play and then won five of six singles matches to post a comfortable 6-1 win at Wagner Saturday. Peter Collins, Alex Burbine, Jarrett Siwiec and Matt Funiciello each won at singles and doubles for the Saints.

Wagner’s only point came at top singles with Danil Ovechkin holding off Dylan Roberts 6-3 and 6-4. Roberts teamed with Funiciello for an 8-3 doubles win earlier in the match. The most exciting match came at fourth singles, as Jarrett Siwiec edged Matthew Richards 6-3 and 7-6 (1).

The Saints host Hartford Wednesday at Central Park in Schenectady.

Singles:
Danil Ovechkin def. Dylan Roberts 6-3,6-4
Peter Collins def. David Garzon 6-3,6-2
Alex Burbine def. Taylor Santoro 6-2,6-2
Jarrett Siwiec def. Matthew Richards 6-3,7-6 (1)
Matt Funiciello def. Pierre Yuzon 6-1,6-2
Darren Reisch def. Christian Rautenstraach 6-4,6-4

Doubles:
Collins/Burbine def. Ovechkin/Garzon 8-6
Siwiec/Eric Sumanaro def. Santoro/Richardsv 8-0
Roberts/Funiciello def. Yuzon/Rautenstraach 8-3

Siena Men’s Tennis Shutout by Saint Peter’s


Rob Cooperman

The Saint Peter’s men’s tennis team posted a 7-0 win at Siena Sunday, winning all six singles competitions in straight sets and sweeping doubles play to post the 7-0 win.

Sergey Igel set the tone with a convincing 6-0 and 6-1 win at top singles.

The Saints return to action Saturday when they host Loyola on Senior Day at noon.

Saint Peter’s 7, Siena College 0
Apr 10, 2011 at Loudonville, N.Y. (Siena Courts)

Singles competition
1. Igel, Sergey (SPCM) def. Amico, Michael (SIE) 6-0, 6-1
2. Forai, Robert (SPCM) def. Siwiec, Jarrett (SIE) 6-2, 6-1
3. Huisman, Edwin (SPCM) def. Collins, Peter (SIE) 6-4, 6-2
4. Frakes, Alex (SPCM) def. Roberts, Dylan (SIE) 6-2, 6-4
5. Coutinho, Luccas (SPCM) def. Cooperman, Robert (SIE) 6-2, 6-1
6. Pospisil, Lukas (SPCM) def. Kadaba, Vikaran (SIE) 6-2, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. Forai, Robert/Frakes, Alex (SPCM) def. Amico, Michael/Collins, Peter (SIE) 8-2
2. Huisman, Edwin/Igel, Sergey (SPCM) def. Siwiec, Jarrett/Roberts, Dylan (SIE) 8-6
3. Coutinho, Luccas/Pospisil, Lukas (SPCM) def. Whyte, Andrew/Cooperman, Robert (SIE) 8-5


Siena Women’s Tennis Stays Perfect in MAAC

Nicole Ross

The upstart Siena women’s tennis team completed a winning weekend with a thrilling 4-3 victory over visiting Saint Peter’s in Loudonville Sunday. Nicole Ross picked up the critical win with a three-set victory at No. 5 singles, sending the Saints to their third MAAC win in three tries this season.

Nicole Ross had steel nerves today,” head coach Andy Christodoulou said. “She was awesome, and the team showed her their appreciation at the end. I am pleased that we competed well again, and got the doubles point. It was a nice start and it’s something we are starting to do more often this year. It was a seesaw match, and it could have gone either way, but we dug down and Nicole helped pull us through.”

The Saints won the doubles point, by claiming an 8-5 win at top doubles, and an 8-3 win at No. 3 doubles. Saint Peter’s took No. 2 doubles 8-6.

Leading 1-0 entering singles play, the Saints needed to split the six singles matches to take the match, and that’s just what they did. In addition to Ross, Carly Holloway won 6-1 and 6-1 at No. 3 singles and Brittany Filip coasted to a 6-0 and 6-1 victory at No. 6 singles.

Siena Saints 4, Saint Peter’s 3
Apr 10, 2011 at Loudonville, N.Y. (Siena Courts)

 

Singles competition
1. Livingston, Alex (SPC) def. Sandhu, Jasleen (SIEW) 6-1, 7-5
2. Chen, Kyrsten (SPC) def. Crill, Danielle (SIEW) 6-0, 6-1
3. Holloway, Carly (SIEW) def. Williams, Joniesa (SPC) 6-1, 6-1
4. Grbelja, Ivana (SPC) def. Asselin, Jessica (SIEW) 6-3, 6-4
5. Ross, Nicole (SIEW) def. Vogel, Vanessa (SPC) 6-7, 6-3, 6-2
6. Filip, Brittany (SIEW) def. Nowogrodzki, Jess (SPC) 6-0, 6-1

 

 

Doubles competition
1. Sandhu, Jasleen/Ross, Nicole (SIEW) def. Livingston, Alex/Grbelja, Ivana (SPC) 8-5
2. Chen, Kyrsten/Williams, Joniesa (SPC) def. Holloway, Carly/Crill, Danielle (SIEW) 8-6
3. Benfer, Elora/Filip, Brittany (SIEW) def. Vogel, Vanessa/Nowogrodzki, Jess (SPC) 8-3

More Spring Break College Tennis Results


Siena Women’s Tennis bounced back with a win

March 15, 2011 Final Stats

Siena rebounded from a loss Monday to post a 7-0 shutout win over Savannah State University in the Second Round of play in the Spring Tennis Fest at the Van der Meer Tennis Center in Hilton Head, S.C. Tuesday.

“Jasleen (Sandhu) was able to play the doubles, and she felt fine afterwards, which is very encouraging,” Head Coach Andy Christodoulou said. “Hilton Head is turning out to be a great trip! We really get to focus on improving our individual games, and the competition is excellent. It is a true “Tennis Festival” with matches going on all around. A total of 17 teams are participating this week, and the weather has been amazing as well.”

Sandhu, who missed Monday’s match with a bruised ankle, teamed with Nicole Ross to post an easy 8-2 win at top doubles. Carly Holloway got her second straight start at top singles, and coasted to a 6-3 and 6-2 win. The other players followed suit, as the Saints did not drop a set in singles play and second and third doubles were decided by 8-0 scores.

Brittany Filip and Elora Benfer blanked their opponents at No. 3 and No. 6 singles respectively.

After a day off from dual competition tomorrow, the Saints close play in the Tennis Fest Thursday against South Carolina State.

Siena Men Drop Two on Spring Break

Bethune-Cookman 7, Siena College 0
Mar 12, 2011 at Orlando, Fla. (Bethune-Cookman University)

Singles competition
1. Misanovic, Marc (BC) def. Amico, Michael (SIE) 6-4, 6-3
2. Vassilev, Emil (BC) def. Siwiec, Jarrett (SIE) 7-5, 6-1
3. Lobelo, Santiago (BC) def. Collins, Peter (SIE) 6-1, 6-0
4. Smallwood, Jeff (BC) def. Roberts, Dylan (SIE) 6-3, 6-3
5. Jackson, Kip (BC) def. Cooperman, Robert (SIE) 6-1, 6-3
6. Belucci, Vitor (BC) def. Conroy, Shawn (SIE) 6-3, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. Misanovic, Marc/Smallwood, Jeff (BC) def. Amico, Michael/Collins, Peter (SIE) 8-3
2. Lobelo, Santiago/Belucci, Vitor (BC) def. Cooperman, Robert/Siwiec, Jarrett (SIE) 8-3
3. Jackson, Kip/Vassilev, Emil (BC) def. Kadaba, Vikaran/Roberts, Dylan (SIE) 8-2

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Northern Illinois 6, Siena College 1
Mar 14, 2011 at Orlando, Fla. (Bethune-Cookman Courts)

Singles competition
1. Bartiuk, Maksym (UNI) def. Amico, Michael (SIE) 6-4, 6-1
2. Turtygin, Roman (UNI) def. Siwiec, Jarrett (SIE) 6-2, 6-1
3. Lagelof, Axel (UNI) def. Collins, Peter (SIE) 6-2, 6-0
4. Lagutin, Maksym (UNI) def. Roberts, Dylan (SIE) 6-2, 6-2
5. Phillips, Max (UNI) def. Cooperman, Robert (SIE) 6-1, 6-2
6. Conroy, Shawn (SIE) def. Poggensee-Wei, Bryan (UNI) 1-6, 6-4, 10-7
Doubles competition
1. Bartiuk, Maksym/Lagutin, Maksym (UNI) def. Amico, Michael/Collins, Peter (SIE) 8-5
2. Lagelof, Axel/Turtygin, Roman (UNI) def. Cooperman, Robert/Siwiec, Jarrett (SIE) 9-8
3. Poggensee-Wei, Bryan/Phillips, Max (UNI) def. Whyte, Andrew/Roberts, Dylan (SIE) 8-3 

Skidmore Women Take out #23 Tyler , Tx

Claremont, Calif. – The 19th-ranked Skidmore College women’s tennis team earned an 8-1 victory over #23 UT-Tyler, Tuesday afternoon at Pomona-Pitzer College.

Rachel Loeb, Nataly Mendoza, Tory Engros and Sophia Bryan-Ajania all went 2-0 to lead the Thoroughbreds.

Loeb and Mendoza teamed up at number one doubles for an 8-3 win while Engros and Bryan-Ajania won 8-4 at number two doubles.

Skidmore swept singles as Loeb won easily at number one singles, beating Michell Hogler 6-2, 6-1 and at number two singles, Melissa Hirsch defeated Sydni Hermsdorf 7-5, 6-3. Mendoza won at number three singles, 4-6, 6-4, (10-5) and Engros picked up a 6-4, 6-3 win at number four singles.  Other winners included Robyn Baird at number five singles and Bryan-Ajania at number six singles.

The Thoroughbreds resume their California trip with a match-up against Bowdoin on Friday at Andulka Park in Riverside, Calif.

Doubles
1. Loeb / Mendoza defeated Hermsdorf / McRae 8-3
2. Engros / Bryan-Ajania defeated Hogler / Blundell 8-4
3. Hirsch / Nolan lost to Albro/ Giovannini 9-8 (7-5)

Singles
1. Rachel Loeb defeated Michell Hogler 6-2, 6-1
2. Melissa Hirsch defeated Sydni Hermsdorf 7-5, 6-3
3. Nataly Mendoza defeated Lauren Giovannini 4-6, 6-4, (10-5)
4. Tory Engros defeated Jessica Blundell 6-4, 6-3
5. Robyn Baird defeated Brittany Trich 5-7 1-1 ret.
6. Sophia Bryan-Ajania defeated Morgan Wilkins 2-6, 6-1 13-11)


Final Score: Skidmore 8, UT Tyler 1

RPI Women Get a Win Over Spring Harbor Univ. 5-4

HILTON HEAD, S.C. – Jeanette Carillo and Christina Ciamarra both earned singles victories after pairing up for the win at third doubles, to lead the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) women’s tennis team to a come-from-behind, 5-4, victory over Spring Harbor. With the win, the Engineers improve to 5-2 overall, while the Cougars fall to 1-10.

Carillo (Brooklyn, NY/Fontbonne Hall Academy) and Ciamarra (Woodbury, MN/Newtown) picked up the club’s lone doubles victory, defeating Spring Harbor’s Jenna Moore and Jennifer Wagner (Detroit, MI), 8-1. Ciamarra then topped Cougars freshman Jenna Bart (Grand Rapids, MI) in straight sets (6-4, 6-2), while Carillo was victorious at sixth singles (6-1, 6-3).

RPI junior Zosia Casterine (Farmingdale, MI/Farmingdale) took home the win at second flight singles, downing Kragt, 7-5, 6-0.

Below are the results by flight:

Doubles:

1. Kelly Smith and Becca Kragt (SA) def. Jessica Sitzer and Casterline (RPI): 8-6.
2. Meghan Olson and Brianna Dickie (RPI) lost to Muriel Adib and Jenna Bart (SA) 8-1.
3. Carillo and Ciamarra (RPI) def. Moore and Wagner (SA) 8-1.

Singles:

1. Smith (SA) def. Sitzer (RPI): 6-4, 6-1.
2. Casterline (RPI) def. Kragt (SA): 7-5, 6-0.
3. Adib (SA) def. Dickie (RPI): 6-1, 6-1.
4. Ciamarra (RPI) def. Bart (SA): 6-4, 6-2.
5. Olson (RPI) def. Wagner (SA): 6-3, 6-3.
6. Carillo (RPI) def. Moore (SA): 6-1, 6-3.

The Engineers are off tomorrow, but return to action in Hilton Head, S.C. on Thursday morning, when they take on Texas Lutheran (8am).

RPI Men Over Concordia 6-3

HILTON HEAD, S.C. – Led by several strong performances in singles action, the Rensselaer men’s tennis team defeated Concordia, 6-3. The Engineers saw junior Andrew Snyder (Kutztown, PA/Kutztown Area) achieve the clinching point in the match with a hard-fought win at fifth singles. RPI is now 2-4 on the season.

In addition to Snyder’s win, the Engineers saw all three doubles pairs pick up victories on the day. Senior Adam Generale (Dobbs Ferry, NY/Ardsley) also had a standout performance with a dominating 6-1, 6-3 win in the sixth flight singles.

Below is a list of winners by flight:
Doubles

1. Jarrett Regier/Patrick Russo (RPI) def. Brian Tresedder/Russell Johnson: 8-3

2. Kyle Borton/Andre Vorbrodt# (RPI) def. Pat Schramka/Skip Turner: 8-4

3. James Kim/Evan Creer (RPI) def. Taylor Shaffer/Nathan Hoeppner: 8-2

Singles
1. Regier (RPI) def. Tresedder: 6-2, 6-2
2. Schramka (CW) def. Vorbrodt: 6-4, 6-4
3. Johnson (CW) def. Borton: 6-3, 6-1
4. Turner (CW) def. Kim: 6-3, 6-1
5. Snyder (RPI) def. Shaffer: 6-4, 7-5
6. Generale (RPI) def. Hoeppner: 6-1, 6-3

The Engineers return to action on Thursday as they continue their spring trip with a match against Greenville College (4pm).

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