ORLANDO - Loyola University Maryland men's and women's tennis teams opened its spring break training trip to the Orlando area with a split in its first two matches Sunday. The Greyhounds men defeated Chestnut Hill College, 4-3, while the Griffins down Loyola on the women's side via the same score at the Lake Cane Tennis Center.
Chestnut Hill scored singles win in the top three flights, but Connor Pietrak delivered a 7-6 (4), 6-3, victory over Ducretot at No. 4. Jones then downed Lucas Abe, 6-2, 6-3, at No. 6, and Alex Castro decided the match with a super-tiebreaker win over Gavin, 6-4, 3-6, (10-6).
On the women's side, the Griffins won the doubles point over an injury-depleted Greyhounds squad. Emily Hughes and Julie Clark recorded an 8-3 victory over Laure-Anne Josso and Axe Owens at No. 2 doubles.
Hughes was a 6-3, 2-6, (10-8) winner at No. 3 singles, and Haleigh Morgus topped Owens, 6-3, 6-3. Clark was also a 6-1, 6-0 victor at No. 5 singles against Hayley Craskey.
The Greyhounds continue their competition tomorrow with evening matches against Wartburg College.