KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Loyola University Maryland men's and women's tennis teams wrapped up their Spring Break trip to the Sunshine State with a split against Davenport University on Friday. The Greyhounds men defeated the Panthers, 5-2, while the women fell by the same score.
Loyola swept the men's doubles action to pick up the opening point. Blest Jones and Brett Shriver downed Matt McClurg and Matthew Boyle, 9-7, at No. 1, and Connor Pietrak and Alex Castro defeated Hoja Denise and Kevin Slegh, 8-6, at No. 2. Jordan Kuchta and C.J. Cash completed the sweep with an 8-0 shutout of Mike Digby and Juan Phillip van Antwerpen.
Davenport won the No. 1 and No. 2 singles matches, but the Greyhounds were victorious in three, four, five and six to secure the match.
Reid Burch downed Digby, 6-3, 6-4 at No. 3, and Pietrak was a 6-2, 6-3 winner over Slegh at No. 4. Castro beat van Antwepen, 6-1, 6-2, a slot behind, and Jones recorded a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Devon Lockington at No. 6.
In women's action, the Panthers scored the doubles point in their column with wins at No. 1 and No. 2. Julie Clark and Nicole Eberle won the No. 3 match in a tiebreakder, defeating Hannah Murphy and Emily Spiech, 9-8 (6).
In singles play, Clark and Eberle also picked up wins. Clark was a 6-3, 6-3 winner at No. 4 over Steph Ritson, and Eberle defeated Spiech in a super-tiebreakder, 2-6, 6-4 (3).