Tennis Sweeps St. Francis (Pa.); Men 4-3, Women 7-0

March 20, 2011

Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola University Maryland tennis teams swept a pair of matches Sunday afternoon from St. Francis (Pa.) at Loyola's Butler Courts with the men taking a 4-3 decision and the women winning by default, 7-0. Both teams improved their records on the season to 6-1 with the wins.

The Greyhounds got the match started right with a win in doubles by taking two of the three matches with 8-0 shutouts for the single point. Juniors J. Pierce Norton and Kevin Zingler combined for a win at No. 1 doubles and a win was followed in No. 2 doubles with a victory by senior Dan D'Agostino and junior Keyan Sanai.

Sanai (No. 1 singles), Zingler (No. 3) and D'Agostino (No. 5) collected Loyola's wins in singles with Zingler collecting a hard-fought three-set win for the clinching point. Both Sanai and D'Agostino recorded straight-set wins.

In the women's match, the Red Flash failed to field a team, defaulting the match.

The complete results:

No. 1 Doubles: J. Pearce Norton/Kevin Zingler (L) def. Andres Rosa/Stephen Kowalski, 8-0.

No. 2 Doubles: Kevin Sanai/Dan D'Agostino (L) def. Nate Fleming/Youlian Natchev, 8-0.

No. 3 Doubles: Elahn Poque/Kirby Mendes (SF) def. Bobby Gorczakowski/Jamie Russo, 8-3.

No. 1 Singles: Sanai (L) def. Mendes, 6-0, 6-1.

No. 2 Singles: Rosa (SF) def. Norton, 6-1, 6-4.

No. 3 Singles: Zingler (L) def. Fleming, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4.

No. 4 Singles: Kowalski (SF) def. Gorczakowski, 6-3, 2-6, (5).

No. 5 Singles: D'Agostino (L) def. Natchev, 6-4, 6-0.

No. 6 Singles: Poque (SF) def. Connor Lisco, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3.