WEST POINT, N.Y. - The Loyola University Maryland men's and women's tennis teams opened their weekend of Patriot League competition at the U.S. Military Academy with the first of three matches on Friday.
Both teams started their conference slates with neutral-site sweeps of College of the Holy Cross, each winning 7-0.
The men's team (6-3 overall, 1-0 Patriot League) scored its first point with a pair of doubles wins. Greg Olesnycky and Jordan Kuchta teamed to beat Jimmy Ye and Rich DeGregoris, 8-2 at No. 1 doubles, and Alex Castro and John Ferruzzi topped Elmer Lutz and Charlie Volkwein, 8-3, in the third spot.
Loyola then swept the six singles matches, all in straight-sets, to complete the Patriot League win.
Olesnycky was a 6-4, 6-2, winner against Ye at No. 1, and Kuchta defeated DeGregoris, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 2. Connor Pietrak topped Frebes, 6-1, 6-2, at No. 3, while Burch was a 6-1, 6-0, victor in the four spot. Blest Jones knocked off Volkwein, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 5, and Shriver outlasted Ming Lao, 6-2, 6-2, in the sixth flight.
On the women's side, the Greyhounds (4-3, 1-0) won all three doubles matches to take the initial point in the match. Amanda Lanciano and Ania Krawiec took an 8-2 victory over Taylor Stathis and Jaclyn Carroll at No.1 doubles, and Megan Hahn and Olivia Ott topped Izzy Bagi and Cassy Deng, 8-2, at No. 3.
The Greyhounds did not lose a set against the Crusaders in singles action, starting with Hahn's 6-0, 6-3, win over Stathis at No. 1. Lanciano beat Carroll, 6-1, 7-5, in the second flight,a nd Emily Hughes did not yield a point, beating Deng, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 3.
Haleigh Morgus defeated Henry, 6-1, 6-2, at No. 4 singles, and Clark was a 6-3, 6-0 winner against Elia at No. 5. Krawiec also swept her match, topping Bagi, 6-0, 6-0.
The Greyhounds return to the court on Saturday against Lafayette College with men's action starting at 3 p.m.