Crusaders To Host Assumption & Then Play At Doubles Tournament In Newport

Holy Cross Women's Tennis

Overall: 0-0; Last Week: 0-0

Schedule: Wednesday, Sept. 12 vs. Assumption, Worcester, Mass., 3:30 p.m. 
Saturday, Sept. 15 at Salve Regina Doubles Invitational, Newport, R.I., 8:00 a.m.

  • The Holy Cross women's tennis team opens up its 2012 fall slate with a home match against Assumption on Wednesday, Sept. 12. Matches are set to begin at 3:30 p.m. on the Holy Cross Tennis Courts. The Crusaders will then compete at the Salve Regina Doubles Invitational in Newport, R.I., on Saturday, Sept. 15. Last year the Crusaders tied for first place at the tournament.
  • The Crusaders defeated the Greyhounds last season by an 8-1 score on Oct. 5. Assumption is 0-1 this season with a 9-0 loss at M.I.T. on Sept. 8. 
  • Fourth year head coach Lisa Meola returns with five members of the 2011-2012 team, losing four players to graduation. Senior Jessica DeSimone (Lincoln, R.I.) will fill the leadership role. DeSimone was named to the Academic All-Patriot League team, and went 2-0 at singles and 13-7 in doubles. The 13 doubles victories were the second highest on the team.
  • Four other members on the 2011-2012 roster saw action last season as sophomore Taylor Stathis (Rockaway Beach, N.Y.) looks to return to the No. 2 singles spot after going 10-6 as a freshman. Juniors Mary McAuliffe (Peru, N.Y.), Katie McKenna (Longmeadow, Mass.) and Maya Welch (Rye, N.Y.) all look to play pivotal roles in the upcoming season as well.