Lynn's Siaci and Sarra Garner Tennis Player of the Week Honors
Lynn's Alisson Siaci and Alessandro Sarra have received Sunshine State Conference Tennis Player of the Week honors for the period ending March 15.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK -- Lynn sophomore Alisson Siaci (Nantes, France) went 8-0 in a week that saw the No. 4 Fighting Knights notch four victories, including a pair of wins over opponents ranked in the Top 10. Playing at #6 singles, Siaci clinched the match-winning point in 5-4 rain-delayed victory over No. 3 Valdosta State. She downed Karine Redon 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 in that showdown and earlier teamed with Jessica Yanoff for an 8-1 win at #3 doubles. In an 8-1 win over No. 6 West Florida, she cruised to a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Caitlyn Baines at #6 singles and again joined Yanoff for an 8-3 #3 doubles win. Earlier in the week, the Fighting Knights posted a 7-2 win over Division I Middle Tennessee, with Siaci earning a 6-4, 5-7, 10-8 win over Marlene Chemin at #5 singles and a 9-8 victory with Tessie Salame at #3 doubles. In a 6-3 win over DI Temple, she rolled over Felicia Frazier 6-3, 6-4 at #6 singles and teamed with Yanoff for an 8-4 win in the #3 doubles slot.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK -- Lynn sophomore Alessandro Sarra (Latina, Italy) earned four wins in a week that saw the No. 3 Fighting Knights down two Top 10 opponents. In a 5-4 upset over No. 2 Valdosta State, Sarra took down No. 28 Leos Jelenik 6-3, 6-3 at #4 singles. He also teamed with Luca Pavanelli for an 8-3 #2 doubles win over Daniel Dueren and Michael Kuech. In an 8-1 victory over No. 9 West Florida, he defeated No. 48 Patrick Bateman 2-6, 6-3, 6-1 at #4 singles and again combined with Pavanelli for an 8-6 win over Bateman and Luis Arboleda at #2 doubles.