Tennis Teams Split Against Niagara Saturday

March 17, 2012

BALTIMORE - The Loyola University Maryland men's and women's tennis teams split their matches against Niagara University on Saturday afternoon at Butler Courts. The women took home a 4-3 victory, while the men fell, 6-1.

The women improved to 9-1 on the season, and started the day by sweeping the doubles point to take a 1-0 lead in the match.

Rachel Janasek and Olivia Ott defeated Hillary Hansen and Ivan Celan, 8-2, in first doubles. Scarlett Hoy and Judy Lite won a hard-fought battle with Niagara's Ashley Pa and Maria Ortiz, 9-7, in second doubles, and Sabrina Fedele and Tiffany Ash defeated Jenna McClune and Rachel Zilka, 6-3, 6-1.

Sabrina Fedele defeated Ashley Pa, 6-2, 6-3, in number three singles in what proved to be the deciding singles match for the Greyhounds, clinching the match at 4-3.

Judy Lite and Olivia Ott also picked-up singles wins in No. 5 and 6 respectively. Lite topped Niagara’s Viki Sardellitte, 6-1, 6-1, and Ott knocked-off Jenna McClune, 6-3, 6-1.

On the men’s side, Niagara swept the doubles point with three victories as the Purple Eagles handed Loyola its first defeat of the season.

Keyan Sanai, at first singles, notched the lone point of the match for Loyola, defeating Joe Zelic, 6-1, 6-4.

The Greyhounds are back in action vs. Robert Morris at Butler Courts on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Women's Results (Loyola, 4-3)
Rachel Janasek and Olivia Ott (LOY) def. Hillary Hansen Iva Celan (NIA), 8-2
Scarlett Hoy and Judy Lite (LOY) def. Ashley Pa and Maria Ortiz, 9-7
Sabrina Fedele and Tiffany Ash (LOY) def. Jenna McClune and Rachel Zilka (NIA), 6-3, 6-1

Hillary Hansen (NIA) def. Rachel Janasek (LOY), 6-3, 6-2
Iva Celan (NIA) def. Scarlett Hoy (LOY), 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
Sabrina Fedele (LOY) def. Ashley Pa (NIA), 6-2, 6-3
Maria Ortiz (NIA) def. Tiffany Ash (LOY), 6-4, 4-6 (8)
Judy Lite (LOY) def. Viki Sardellitti (NIA), 6-1, 6-1
Olivia Ott (LOY) def. Jenna McClune (NIA), 6-3, 6-1

Men's Results (Niagara, 6-1)
Brandon Gelletos and David Raymond (NIA) def. J. Pierce Norton and Kevin Zingler (LOY), 8-4
Lorenz Schwojer and Oliver Dufour (NIA) def. Keyan Sanai and Bobby Gorczakowski (LOY), 8-6
Mathieu Lacasse and David Lemieux-Sarrasin (NIA) def. Connor Lisco and Patrick Glaessner (LOY), 8-2

Keyan Sanai (LOY) def. Joe Zelic (NIA), 6-1, 6-4
Brandon Gelletos (NIA) def. J. Pierce Norton (LOY), 6-3, 6-1
David Raymond (NIA) def. Kevin Zingler (LOY), 6-4, 7-6 (4)
Lorenz Schwojer (NIA) def. Bobby Gorczakowski (LOY), 6-4, 6-2
Olivier Dufour-Coursol (NIA) def. Connor Lisco (LOY), 6-2, 6-3
David Lemieux-Sarrasin (NIA) def. Harrison Kunkel (LOY), 6-0, 7-5