Tennis Splits At Saint Peter's

March 28, 2010

JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Women's tennis cruised through Saint Peter's Sunday afternoon while the men suffered a tough, narrow loss. The two teams split while in Jersey City, N.J., with the women earning their third Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference victory with a 7-0 win while the men went down 4-3.

The women are now 10-3 with the win and 2-1 in MAAC play. The men fall to 7-5 overall and 1-2 in the MAAC with their second straight loss.

The Greyhounds won the doubles point with solid performances in Nos. 1 and 2 doubles. Rachel Janasek and Kerri Swan started things off for Loyola with an 8-3 win over Kyrsten Chen and Andrea Colomb. Joy Johnson and Andie Keyser-Baker clinched the point with an 8-2 defeat of Joniesa Williams and Linnea Enoh Jansson.

Judy Lite and Scarlett Hoy then won by default in No. 3 doubles.

In singles, Janasek opened up with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Chen. Swan then emerged victorious in a long match against Williams, winning 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (5).

In No. 3 singles, Johnson took down Jansson 6-2, 6-2 and Keyser-Baker dropped Colomb 6-4, 6-1 in the No. 4 spot.

Lite shutout Jessica Nowogrodzki in the No. 5 singles tilt, winning 6-0, 6-0 and Hoy then won by default to secure the sweep.

On the men's side, Saint Peter's clinched the doubles point by taking the first two. Loyola's Matt McDaniel and Bobby Gorczakowski had the only doubles win in the No. 3 tilt, defeating Robert Forai and Andrew Musyoka 8-4.

Keyan Sanai and J. Pierce Norton fell to brothers Alex and Chris Frakes 8-4 in No. 1 doubles and Kevin Zingler and Dan D'Agostino lost to Luccas Coutinho and Sergey Igel 8-5 in No. 2 doubles.

In singles, Sanai got Loyola's first point with a 7-6 (6), 6-4 win over Igel. The `Hounds then dropped the next two with Norton falling 6-2, 6-4 to Alex Frakes and Zingler conceding the match to Forai due to a knee injury.

Loyola got back on the board after a nearly two-hour match between McDaniel and JJ Gramatica. McDaniel managed to hold off Gramatica for the 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-1 win in No. 4 singles.

Gorczakowski endured another long one as well in No. 5 singles defeating Musyoka 6-7 (6), 6-2, 6-2. But Jamie Russo fell 6-2, 6-4 in the No. 6 tilt to give the Peacocks the win.