March 19, 2011
BALTIMORE - Loyola University Maryland's men's and women's tennis teams swept La Salle University by scores of 7-0 on Saturday afternoon at Butler Courts.
The men's team needed tiebreakers in the No. 1 and No. 1 doubles matches to defeat the Explorers, but from that point forward, the Greyhounds dominated the match.
Pierce Norton and Kevin Zingler defeated Fernando Tovia and Chris Berenato, 9-8(5), and Dan D'Agostino and Keyan Sanai followed with a 9-8(4) win in No. 2 doubles against Trevor Donovan and Joseph LaBate. Bobby Gorczakowski and Jamie Russo completed the doubles sweep with an 8-2 victory over Hunter Selman and Mikel Kosich.
In singles action, Sanai started with a 6-2, 6-3 victory Donovan in the top spot, and Norton cruised past Selman, 6-0, 6-1.
Zingler beat Bernato, 6-3, 6-2, in No. 3 singles ,and Gorczakowski used a tiebreaker in the first set to top LaBate, 7-6(2), 6-2. D'Agostino lost the first set to Tovia, 7-6(6), but he rallied to win the match, 6-2 and 10-4 in a supertiebreaker. Connor Lisco finished the match out with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Kosich in No. 6 singles.
The women had an equally successful Saturday afternoon, sweeping the Explorers.
Rachel Janasek and Joy Johnson kicked the match off with an 8-2 victory over Leah Garrison and Chloe Trave in No. 1 doubles. Judy Lite and Scarlett Hoy won 8-0 in No. 2 doubles against Kiara Smith and Allison Amrein, the same score by which Sabrina Fedele and Tiffany Ash topped Pearl Wilkins and Courtney Babo.
Janasek beat Smith, 6-0, 6-2, in No. 1 singles, and Fedele was a 5-7, 7-5, 10-1 winner in the No. 2 slot. Hoy defeated Amrein, 6-0, 6-1 in the third flight, and Johnson topped Trave, 6-4, 6-1, in No. 4.
Lite was a 6-2, 6-2 winner over Babo in No. 5 singles, and Ash finished the match with a 6-1, 6-2 win against Wilkins.
Loyola is back in action on Sunday when it hosts Saint Francis (Pa.) at 12 noon on the Butler Courts.
Loyola Men 7, La Salle 0 - Singles:
No. 1 - Keyan Sanai (LOY) d. Trevor Donovan (LAS), 6-2, 6-3
No. 2 - Pierce Norton (LOY) d. Hunter Selman (LAS), 6-0, 6-1
No. 3 - Kevin Zingler (LOY) d. Chas Berenato (LAS), 6-3, 6-2
No. 4 - Bobby Gorczakowski (LOY) d. Joseph LaBate (LAS), 7-6(2), 6-2
No. 5 - Dan D'Agostino (LOY) d. Fernando Tovia (LAS), 6-7(6), 6-2 (4)
No. 6 - Connor Lisco (LOY) d. Mikel Kosich (LAS), 6-1, 6-1
No. 1 - Norton/Zingler d. Berenato/Tovia, 9-8(5)
No. 2 - D'Agostino/Sanai d. Donovan/LaBate, 9-8 (4)
No. 3 - Gorczakowski/Russo d. Selman/Kosich, 8-2
Loyola Women 7, La Salle 0 - Singles:
No. 1 - Rachel Janasek (LOY) d. Kiara Smith (LAS), 6-2, 7-5
No. 2 - Sabrina Fedele (LOY) d. Leah Garrison (LAS), 5-7, 7-5 (1)
No. 3 - Scarlett Hoy (LOY) d. Allison Amrein (LAS), 6-0, 6-1
No. 4 - Joy Johnson (LOY) d. Chloe Trave (LAS), 6-4, 6-1
No. 5 - Judy Lite (LOY) d. Courtney Babo (LAS), 6-2, 6-2
No. 6 - Tiffany Ash (LOY) d. Pearl Wilkins (LAS), 6-1, 6-2
No. 1 - Janasek/Johnson d. Garrison/Trave, 8-2
No. 2 - Lite/Hoy d. Smith/Amrein, 8-0
No. 3 - Fedele/Ash d. Wilkins/Babo, 8-0