Haleigh Morgus won a long, three-set singles match, giving the Loyola University Maryland women’s tennis team the clinching point for a 4-3 non-conference victory over visiting George Mason University Friday afternoon.
The Patriots took the match’s first point, winning two of the three doubles matches. Morgus and Emily Hughes came away with a 6-0 sweep of Esu Erdenbet and Olivia Lacy-Thompson at No. 2 doubles, but George Mason won the other pairs contests.
Hughes tied the match at 1-1 with a 6-1, 3-0 victory over Morgan Yang who had to retire due to injury in the No. 3 singles match, and the Greyhounds then went up, 3-1, with wins in the next two contests to finish.
Megan Hahn defeated Brittany Pilkington, 6-4, 6-3, at No. 1 singles, and Amanda Lanciano was a 6-3, 7-5, victor over Sydney Green at No. 2.
George Mason, however, tied the match with wins at No. 5 and 6 singles.
Morgus had won the opening set, 6-3, over Erdenbet, but the Patriots player came back to win a tiebreaker in the second, 6-7 (2). Morgus then fought off the George Mason No. 4 player to win the third frame, 6-4, clinching the win.
The Greyhounds’ win improved their record to 11-5 in dual match play. They return to action on Sunday, April 10, when they play at Villanova University at 12 noon.