Feb. 27, 2011
BALTIMORE - Loyola University Maryland's men's and women's tennis teams opened their 2011 spring schedules with victories over the weekend.
The Greyhounds opened the weekend with a pair of dual matches Saturday evening against Morgan State. The matches were played indoors at the Hilton Baltimore Tennis and Racquet Club.
Loyola's men edged the Bears, 4-3, while the women swept their match, 7-0. On Sunday, the men traveled to Annapolis, Md., where they lost, 6-1, to the U.S. Naval Academy.
On the men's side Saturday night, the match came down to the last flight to be played, the No. 6 singles contest between Loyola's Connor Lisco and Morgan State's James Tash.
Tash won the first set, 7-5, but Lisco rallied to win the second, 6-2, and force a deciding set three. Tash went up, 3-2, in the third, but Lisco scored the last four points to clinch the victory for the Greyhounds.
Loyola swept the doubles point with three wins. J. Pierce Norton and Kevin Zingler combined to beat Kevon Charles and Eric Ward, 9-8 (8-6), in No. 1 doubles. Sanai and Dan D'Agostino beat Dimitry Chekhlatyy and Aaron Benjamin, 8-5 in No. 2, and Gorczakowski and Jamie Russo defeated Tash and Thomas, 8-5.
In doubles action, Janasek and Johnson teamed to defeat McCoy and Olczak, 8-4, while Hoy and Lite beat Tanya Hughes and Diana Carline, 8-1. Ash and Andie Keyser-Baker were winners at No. 3 doubles by default.
At Navy on Sunday, Gorczakowski was the lone winner for the men. He defeated Anderson Walk, 6-2, 6-4, in No. 4 singles action.
Sanai lost to Marcus Rebersak, 6-1, 6-1, and Norton fell to Nick Gutsche, 7-5, 6-1. Matt Richmond edged Kevin Zingler, 7-5, 7-5, and Heyward Drayton beat D'Agostino, 6-1, 6-3, while Mike Eisenberg slipped past Lisco, 6-3, 6-4.
Nick Berger and Owen Bullard just beat Norton and Zingler, 9-7, in No. 1 doubles, while Jeremy New and Drayton topped Sanai and D'Agostino, 8-2. Gorczakowski and Russo lost, 8-4, to Chris Kenney and Eisenberg.
The Greyhounds are back in action on Tuesday when they travel across Baltimore to Coppin State to take on the Eagles at 3:15 p.m.
Men's Tennis 4, Morgan State 3
No. 1 - Keyan Sanai (LOY) d. Eric Ward (MSU), 6-4, 6-2
No. 2 - Kevon Charles (MSU) d. Pierce Norton (LOY), 7-5, 6-2
No. 3 - Dimitry Chekhlatvy (MSU) d. Kevin Zingler (LOY), 6-2, 6-1
No. 4 - Bobby Gorczakowski (LOY) d. Duwane Thomas (MSU), 6-3, 6-2
No. 5 - Aaron Benjamin (MSU) d. Dan D'Agostino (LOY), 6-4, 6-4
No. 6 - Connor Lisco (LOY) d. James Tash (MSU), 5-7, 6-2, 6-3
No. 1 - Norton/Zingler d. Charles/Ward, 9-8 (8-6)
No. 2 - Sanai/D'Agostino d. Chekhlatyy/Benjamin, 8-5
No. 3 - Gorczakowski/Russo d. Tash/Thomas, 8-5
Women's Tennis 7, Morgan State 0
No. 1 - Rachel Janasek (LOY) d. Alexis McCoy (MSU), 6-1, 6-2
No. 2 - Sabrina Fedele (LOY) d. Pola Olczak (MSU), 6-2, 6-0
No. 3 - Scarlett Hoy (LOY) d. Tanya Hughes (MSU), 6-0, 6-0
No. 4 - Joy Johnson (LOY) d. Diana Carline (MSU), 6-0, 6-0
No. 5 - Judy Lite (LOY) d. Tara Turner (MSU), 6-0, 6-0
No. 6 - Tiffany Ash (LOY) win by default
No. 1 - Janasek/Johnson d. McCoy/Olczak, 8-4
No. 2 - Hoy/Lite d. Hughes/Carline, 8-1
No. 3 - Ash/Andie Keyser-Baker (LOY) win by default
U.S. Naval Academy 6, Men's Tennis 1
No. 1 - Marcus Rebersak (USNA) d. Keyan Sanai (LOY), 6-1, 6-1
No. 2 - Nick Gutsche (USNA) d. J. Pierce Norton (LOY), 7-5, 6-1
No. 3 - Matt Richmond (USNA) d. Kevin Zingler (LOY), 7-5, 7-5
No. 4 - Bobby Gorczakowski (LOY) d. Anderson Walk (USNA), 6-2, 6-4
No. 5 - Heyward Drayton (USNA) d. Dan D'Agostino (LOY), 6-1, 6-3
No. 6 - Mike Eisenberg (USNA) d. Conor Lisco (LOY), 6-3, 6-4
No. 1 - Nick Berger/Owen Bullard (USNA) d. Norton/Zingler (LOY), 9-7
No. 2 - Jeremy New/Drayton (USNA) d. Sanai/D'Agostino (LOY), 8-2
No. 3 - Eisenberg/Chris Kenney d. Gorczakowski/Jamie Russo (LOY), 8-4