Ott Sets School Doubles Record, Tennis Teams Sweep Lafayette

March 21, 2015


WEST POINT, N.Y. - Senior Olivia Ott set the Loyola University Maryland women's tennis record for most doubles victories in a career, winning the 71st of her four years on the Evergreen campus on Saturday in a 7-0 Greyhounds' victory over Lafayette College.

The men's team was a 4-3 winner over the Leopards in a neutral-site match played at the U.S. Military Academy. Jordan Kuchta and Reid Burch both won three-set contests as the Loyola men rallied to secure all four of its points in singles action.

Ott and teammate Megan Hahn turned back Lafayette's Tori Almeida and Rocine Moschella, 8-5, at No. 3 doubles. With the victory, Ott moved past Carolyn Pilkington (2000-2004) for sole possession of first place in career doubles wins.

Amanda Lanciano and Ania Krawiec beat Caroline Nixon and Catherine Sonopoulos, 8-4, in the No. 1 slot, and Julie Clark and Nicole Eberle beat Lauren Tracy and Gabby Montes, 8-4, at No. 2, to give the Greyhounds a 1-0 lead heading into singles action.

There, Loyola won five of six matches in straight sets, starting with Hahn's 6-2, 6-3, triumph over Nixon at No. 1. Lanciano defeated Moschella, 6-1, 6-2, at No. 2.

Emily Hughes beat Spellberg, 1-6, 6-1, (8), taking the super-tiebreaker third-set to rally from a 1-0 deficit at No. 3. Haleigh Morgus then dropped Sonopoulos, 6-2, 6-3, at No. 4, and Clark was a 7-6 (4), 6-3, winner over Tracy in the fifth spot. Krawiec closed out the lineup with a 6-4, 6-0, win over Almeida, at No. 6

Lafayette won the men's doubles point, despite an 8-5 win by Greg Olesnycky and Kutcha for the Greyhounds in the No. 1 spot. The Leopards picked up the point with victories at No. 2 and 3 in matches that both went to tiebreakers and finished with identical 8-7 (5) scores.

Loyola, however, rallied to win four of six singles matches for the victory.

Four singles matches went to a third set, and the Greyhounds picked up wins in the No. 2 and 4 flights in those contests. Kuchta rallied to drop Brian Pinkard, 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, at No. 2 singles, and Connor Pietrak beat Brian Stefanowicz, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 3.

Reid Burch was a three-set winner over Chris Matturri, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0, in the fourth position, and Brett Shriver topped T.J. Morgan, 6-4, 6-4, at No. 6.