2015-16 Sacred Heart Men's Tennis News

July 28, 2016
Men's Tennis Adds Three for 2016-17 Season

July 27, 2016
SHU Tennis Recognized by ITA for Work in the Classroom

June 8, 2016
SHU Selected to Host 2016 ITA Summer Circuit Qualifying Tournament
With head men’s tennis coach Paul Gagliardi as the Tournament Director, SHU will host a qualifying tournament from July 8-10 on the Pioneer Tennis Courts

June 2, 2016
SHU Captures NEC Brenda Weare Commissioner's Cup For Sixth Time
HU also captured its ninth Joan Martin Commissioner’s Cup for excellence in women’s sports

May 13, 2016
Pioneers Celebrate Class Of 2016
Sean Ferguson of the cross country/track & field team and Katie DeRienzo of the women’s tennis team received the top honors of the Pioneer Award and are the Pioneers’ nominees for the Northeast Conference Student-Athlete of the Year award.

May 4, 2016
Four Pioneers Earn All-NEC Accolades
On the women’s side, Katie DeRienzo, Olivia Podsibierski, and Claudia Ruiz were each honored, while Derek Chapman was SHU’s lone male representative.

April 22, 2016
Men’s Tennis Drops Heartbreaker in NEC Quarterfinals
SHU won the doubles point with a pair of 6-4 decisions and was ahead 3-1 after taking two of three matches to end in two sets. Needing to win just one of the three that went three sets, the Pioneers could not pull through and ultimately fell 4-3, ending their season at 9-14, the most wins for the program since its 2011 NEC Championships season.

April 21, 2016
Sacred Heart Ends Regular Season with Sweep of Rider
The blanking gives the Pioneers a 9-13 record to end the regular season.

April 18, 2016
Seeding and Schedule Announced for 2016 NEC Championships
Both the Sacred Heart women and men have earned top four seeds.

April 16, 2016
SHU Swept by Two-Time Defending NEC Champion Bryant
The Sacred Heart men’s tennis team fell to 2-2 in the Northeast Conference as the Pioneers were swept by two-time defending champion Bryant on Saturday morning. The loss is the second in a row for SHU, who now stand at 8-13 overall.

April 14, 2016
Sacred Heart Takes Doubles Point in Loss to NJIT
Brian Power and Matt Dean continued their winning ways, moving above .500 to 12-11 with a third consecutive victory, 6-2 at first doubles. Matthew Surprenant and Anthony Santino then secured the afternoon’s opening point with a 7-5 triumph at the third position, their second straight win together.

April 12, 2016
SHU Tennis Wins Pair of NEC Weekly Awards
Brian Power was named the NEC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week for the first time in his career, while Olivia Podsiebierski was honored for the second time this season as NEC Women’s Rookie of the Week.

April 10, 2016
SHU Moves to 2-1 in NEC Play with Second Straight Win
The Sacred Heart men’s tennis team won for a second consecutive day, defeating Wagner 5-2 in Northeast Conference play to move to 2-1 in the league

April 9, 2016
Pioneers Put an End to Fordham's Winning Streak with Sweep
The Sacred Heart men’s tennis team ended Fordham’s seven match winning streak, sweeping the Rams 5-0 on Saturday evening at Life Time Athletic. Brian Power and Karan Narula each won twice on the afternoon.

April 8, 2016
Seltman Wins in SHU's 4-1 Loss at Quinnipiac
With the 6-3, 6-0 victory at the sixth position, Seltman moved into the team-lead with his twelfth win.

April 2, 2016
Pilote and Doubles Team of Chapman and Narula Win in Setback to Stony Brook
Mathieu Pilote-Schraenen picked up a second straight win on Saturday night. Also winning for the second time in a row for Sacred Heart was the third doubles team of Derek Chapman and Karan Narula

March 28, 2016
Two Men’s Tennis Matches Postponed
The Sacred Heart men’s tennis team had it next two matches postponed due to inclement weather on Monday. Sacred Heart’s next match and new spring home opener will now be on Saturday, April 2 at 12:30 pm against Stony Brook.

March 25, 2016
Final Match Gives Hofstra 4-3 Win Over Sacred Heart
Karan Narula and his fourth singles opponent, Gustav Akesson, went back and forth, with Narula forcing a third set by winning the second 7-5 after getting edged 6-4 in the first. Akesson would ultimately come out on top though, again by a score of 6-4, snapping Narula’s three-match winning streak and clinching the 4-3 Hofstra victory.

March 23, 2016
Narula Extends Winning Streak in Loss at Fairleigh Dickinson
Karan Narula won his third straight match as the Sacred Heart men’s tennis team dropped a tightly contested 6-1 decision at Fairleigh Dickinson on Wednesday afternoon

March 16, 2016
Singles Play Carries SHU to Victory at Saint Peter's
The Pioneers swept four singles matches and won five en route to its second straight victory, a 5-2 decision at Saint Peter’s on Wednesday afternoon.

March 10, 2016
Pioneers Cruise Past Puerto Rico Mayaguez
SHU controlled play, as the Pioneers did not lose a set.

March 9, 2016
SHU Edged by Haverford in Back and Forth Spring Break Opener
After a Haverford sweep in doubles play, four of the six singles matches went to three sets.

March 8, 2016
Tuesday's Men's Tennis Match Postponed Until Wednesday
The Sacred Heart men’s tennis opening match of its Spring Break trip in Puerto Rico, scheduled for Tuesday against Haverford, has been postponed due to inclement weather. The two teams will not play on Wednesday at 11 am local time and 10 am eastern.

February 27, 2016
Sacred Heart Falls at 38th Ranked Dartmouth
Mathieu Pilote-Schraenen and Cory Seltman came closest to an upset victory, battling to force a tiebreaker in second singles, where they would fall 7-3.

February 20, 2016
Sacred Heart Shutout at Army
Derek Chapman and Karan Narula each won a set only to have their matches go unfinished due to Army clinching the match.

February 19, 2016
Sacred Heart Blanked by Marist
The teams played singles first and match was stopped when Marist won four matches because of time constraints.

February 17, 2016
SHU Women Fifth in NEC Preseason Poll; Men Sixth
The Northeast Conference unveiled the Preseason Coaches’ Poll for both men’s and women’s tennis on Wednesday. The Sacred Heart men were tabbed sixth, while the women were selected fifth. Bryant was voted the unanimous favorite in both polls.

February 14, 2016
Power Lifts Pioneers Past Colgate
A day after dropping a 4-3 thriller to Drexel, the Sacred Heart men’s tennis team was on the other side of a one-point decision, knocking off previously unbeaten Colgate on Sunday afternoon at Yale.

February 13, 2016
Pioneers Drop 4-3 Thriller to Drexel
Brian Power and Cory Seltman each won twice.

February 7, 2016
SHU Opens NEC Play with Sweep of St. Francis Brooklyn

January 30, 2016
Dean and Seltman Open Spring Season with Wins in Loss to BU
Matt Dean and Cory Seltman opened the spring season with victories

January 21, 2016
Fencing, Men’s Volleyball, Men's Tennis Postponed This Weekend
Due to the impending snowstorm that is expected to hit the east coast this weekend, Sacred Heart fencing and men’s volleyball have had their competitions postponed.

November 6, 2015
Chapman and DeRienzo Honored by ECAC
Katie DeRienzo was named the Corvias ECAC Women’s Tennis Player of the Month, while Derek Chapman was chosen as the Men’s Tennis Rookie of the Month.

October 28, 2015
Chapman Honored with Second Straight NEC Rookie of the Month
The Glastonbury, Conn. has compiled a team-best 16-8 record this fall.

October 25, 2015
Sunday's Men's Tennis Matches Postponed
Due to inciiment weather, Sunday's men's tennis matches against Rider and Holy Cross have been postponed. Although a date has not been announced, the intention is to reschedule the two contests for the spring season.

October 23, 2015
Savio and Chapman Win at ITA Regionals
The two defeated a pair from the 2015 Big East Champion St. John’s in a thrilling 8-7 match that was not decided until the tiebreaker.

October 22, 2015
Power, Chapman and Savio to Compete at USTA/ITA Regional Championships
Power will be SHU’s lone representative in singles competition, as he is set to take on Niko Vulinovich of Hofstra in the round of 128 at about 1 pm, while Chapman and Savio will compete together in doubles play beginning with a round of 64 matchup with a duo from St. John’s at 8 am.

October 18, 2015
Sacred Heart Rolls Past Siena
After taking all three doubles matches, SHU did not drop a set in its four singles victories.

October 11, 2015
Men’s Tennis Splits Doubleheader
Brian Power led SHU with three wins over the two matches.

October 2, 2015
Saturday's Men's Tennis Match Against Siena Postponed
The two teams will make up the match on Sunday, October 18 at noon on the Pioneer Tennis Courts.

September 29, 2015
Chapman Begins Career With Sweep of NEC Monthly Awards
Less than one month into his collegiate career at Sacred Heart, freshman Derek Chapman has been named both the Northeast Conference Player and Rookie of the Week .

September 27, 2015
Chapman Teams with Savio for Doubles Championship; Wins Consolation Title at UConn Invitational
On Friday, Chapman and Anthony Savio were crowned Flight B Doubles champions. Chapman than bounced back form losing his opening singles match in three sets to with three consecutive contests and claim his second title of the weekend.

September 20, 2015
Savio and Chapman Reach Finals at Connecticut State Championships
In total, all ten Pioneers to compete in the tournament won at least one match.

September 13, 2015
Men’s Tennis Opens Season at Army West Pont Shootout
Cory Seltman, Derek Chapman, Francisco Del Valle Diaz, and Anthony Santino led the Pioneers with two wins each.

August 12, 2015
Fall Portion of 2015-16 Men’s Tennis Schedule Released
The Pioneers will compete in five tournaments and four dual matches, with the latter all at the newly refurbished Pioneer Tennis Courts.