SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Senior Jessica DeSimone (Lincoln, R.I.) led the Holy Cross women's tennis team as she won both of her Flights at the Bryant Invitational held on Sunday, September 23 at the Bryant Tennis Complex. The Crusaders would win 10 matches during the tournament with Bryant University and Connecticut College.
DeSimone teamed with freshman Cassy Deng (Eden Prairie, Minn.) in Flight C doubles to defeat Conn. College, 8-1, and Bryant with a score of 8-7 (7-4). In the Flight E singles matches, DeSimone posted victories over Conn. College opponents with scores of 8-3 and 8-4.
Freshman Abby Henry (Wellesley, Mass.) won the singles Flight C as she defeated Bryant (8-5) and Conn. College (8-5). She and classmate Addie Devine (Portland, Maine) split their doubles matches against Conn. College. The Crusaders lost the first match 8-2, and won the second, 8-2.
Juniors Katie McKenna (Longmeadow, Mass.) and Mary McAuliffe (Peru, N.Y.) each won two matches during the afternoon. The pair teamed to defeat Conn. College 8-1, while they both split their singles matches with victories of the same margin.
Third-year Maya Welch (Rye, N.Y.) won her second singles match with a score of 8-4 over Conn. College.
Holy Cross returns to action on Thursday, September 27, when it hosts Hartford at 3:30 p.m. at the Holy Cross Tennis Courts.
Bryant #2 d. Jaclyn Carroll (HC), 8-1
Bryant #1 d. Jaclyn Carroll (HC), 8-1
Conn. College #2 d. Maya Welch (HC), 8-6
Maya Welch (HC) d. Conn. College #3, 8-4
Abigail Henry (HC) d. Bryant #4, 8-5
Abigail Henry (HC) d. Conn. College #4, 8-5
Bryant #4 d. Cassey Deng (HC), 8-0
Bryant #5 d. Cassey Deng (HC), 8-2
Jessica DeSimone (HC) d. Conn. College #6, 8-3
Jessica DeSimone (HC) d. Conn. College #7, 8-4
Bryant #7 d. Katie McKenna (HC), 8-4
Katie McKenna (HC) d. Conn. College, 8-1
Mary McAuliffe (HC) d. Conn. College #8, 8-1
Bryant #7 d. Mary McAuliffe (HC), 8-2
Bryant #1 d. Jackie Carroll / Maya Welch (HC), 8-2
Bryant #2 d. Jackie Carroll / Maya Welch (HC), 8-1
Conn. College #2 d. Abigail Henry / Addie Devine (HC), 8-2
Abigail Henry / Addie Devine (HC) d. Conn. College #3, 8-2
Jessica DeSimone / Cassey Deng (HC) vs. Conn. College, 8-1
Jessica DeSimone / Cassey Deng (HC) vs. Bryant # 4, 8-7 (7-4)
Bryant #4 d. Katie McKenna / Mary McAuliffe (HC), 8-4
Katie McKenna / Mary McAuliffe (HC) vs. Conn. College #3, 8-1