BALTIMORE - Blest Jones extended his school single-season record for victories on Wednesday, rallying to win his singles match as the Loyola University Maryland men's and women's tennis teams each blanked Coppin State University, 7-0.
Jones, who on Monday set the Loyola single-season mark for singles wins in a season, won his 25th of the year against the Eagles. In spring dual matches, Jones is 14-1. His victory on Monday against Rider University eclipsed the 23 singles victories posted by John McConnell in 1999 and Bobby Gorczakowski in 2009.
Wednesday's win by Jones was the most exciting match of the afternoon, as he rallied form a 7-6 (3) loss in the first set against Gavin Lewis at No. 3 singles. He shutout Lewis, 6-0, in the second set and then used a super tiebreaker to win the third, 10-9.
The Greyhounds men opened the match by losing just one game. Connor Pietrak and Alex Castro downed Christian Druchnak and Gabriel Franca, 6-1, at No. 1 doubles, while Jordan Kuchta and C.J. Cash beat Lewis and Andres Diaz, 6-0, at No. 2. Tyler Blessing and Greg Olesnycky then delivered a 6-0 victory over Zaipa Oula and Ross Olexa at No. 3.
Kuchta kicked off singles play with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Duchnak at No. 1, and Reid Burch was a 6-1, 6-2 winner over Franca at No. 2.
Olesnycky was a 6-3, 6-3 victor against Diaz at No. 4, and Cash beat Oula, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 5. Brett Shriver then defeated Olexa, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 6.
On the women's side, the Greyhounds also lost just one game in doubles action and nine in singles.
Amanda Lanciano and Ania Krawiec beat Ashley Milo and Carentxa Goede, 6-1, at No. 1 doubles, and Emily Hughes and Julie Clark beat Miranda Taylor and Precious Udofe, 6-0, at No. 2. Haleigh Morgus and Nicole Eberle won by default at No. 3.
Megan Hahn won the No. 1 singles match, 6-3, 6-2, over Milo, and Lanciano dropped Goede, 6-3, 6-1, at No. 2.
Hughes, Clark and Eberle were then 6-0, 6-0, winners at Nos. 3, 4 and 5, over Taylor, Tanna Nita and Udofe, respectively. Morgus was a default winner at No. 6.
The Greyhounds continue action on Friday, April 1, when the women host Maryland Eastern Shore at 2 p.m.