BALTIMORE – Loyola University Maryland men’s tennis players Reid Burch and C.J. Cash took fourth place out of 16 teams at this weekend’s Loyola Invitational at the McClure Tennis Center at Ridley Athletic Complex.
The duo reached the semifinals yesterday where the fell to the invitational’s eventual champions, David Perez and Matt Sklar of Johns Hopkins University. Burch and Cash then edged in the third-place contest by Villanova University’s Tyler Roth and Stefan Suarz.
This weekend’s invitational was played as a “Points Of A Compass” tournament where two players formed a team and played four matches. The teams squared off in doubles before playing two singles matches. The team that won the best-of-three round advanced.
Burch and Cash were the Greyhounds’ top finishers at the event. They lost in doubles to Roth and Suarz, 6-4, before both withdrew from singles due to injuries.
Perez and Sklar won the title round, sweeping teammates Aaron Carey and Joe Cartledge.
Brian Hoffarth and Tyler Blessing were the Greyhounds’ next highest finishers, coming in 10th. They lost in the consolation bracket championship match, 2-1, to Villanova’s Luis Miranda and William Elmore. Blessing scored the point for the Loyola pair, beating Elmore in singles, 6-0, 3-6, (10-7).
The teams of Blest Jones and Brett Shriver were paired with Matt Bejian and J.J. Good in the 15th-place round, but the matches were not played.