March 21, 2010
PHILADELPHIA - Both the men and the women got in solid wins over La Salle Sunday afternoon, in Philadelphia, with the men defeating the Explorers 6-1 and the women recording a 7-0 sweep.
The men moved to 6-2 on the season, while the women advanced to 7-2.
After dropping the doubles point, the men recovered nicely by sweeping singles in straight sets.
Keyan Sanai took George Gennai 6-1, 6-2 to start the `Hounds off in No. 1 singles action. J. Pierce Norton followed with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Bill Nason in No. 2 singles, and in No. 3 singles Kevin Zingler defeated Jon Maula 6-4, 6-2.
Jamie Russo's No. 6 singles match went over two hours but in the end he came away with a 4-6, 7-6 (4), (6) win over Rob Knaster.
In doubles, McDaniel and Gorczakowski were the only team to get a win, defeating Donvan and Chris Huey in No. 3 doubles.
In Nos. 1 and 2, La Salle prevailed to clinch the point. Maula and Gennai downed Sanai and Norton 8-2 while Zingler and Ryan Fitzgerald fell to Nason and Tovea 8-1.
The women opened up with a doubles win over the Explorers.
Rachel Janasek and Kerri Swan won their tilt against Kiara Smith and Elli Vamvakitis 8-1 in No. 1 doubles, Joy Johnson and Andie Keyser-Baker defeated Tonya Rice and Pearl Wilkins 8-2 at the No. 2 spot and Judy Lite and Scarlet Hoy got in an 8-0 win at the No. 3 doubles spot over Courtney Babo and Allison Amrein.
The women continued to cruise in singles, with Janasek leading off with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Smith in No. 1 singles.
Swan then defeated Vamvakitis 6-1, 6-1 in No. 2 singles, and Johnson and Keyser-Baker won their tilts against Amrein and Rice at Nos. 3 and 4. Amrein fell 6-1, 6-0 to Johnson and Rice lost 6-0, 6-1 to Keyser-Baker.