Women's Tennis Sweeps Mount, Men Fall

April 9, 2014

BALTIMORE - The Loyola University Maryland women’s tennis team lost just two sets on Wednesday afternoon to Mount St. Mary’s Unviersity, defeating the Mountaineers 7-0 on Butler Courts. The Loyola men, however, lost to The Mount, 4-1.

Olivia Ott and Megan Hahn were pressed to the final point by Kelly Smith and Jennifer Smith, but the Greyhounds pair came out with an 8-7 (6) victory. Ania Krawiec and Katelyn Hissong and Haleigh Morgus and Emily Hughes secured the doubles point with 8-2 and 8-0 wins, respectively.

Ott then had a long singles match, coming back from a 2-6 first-set loss, to beat Erin Benefiel, 6-2, 7-6 (4) in the No. 5 singles slot. Haleigh Morgus was the other Greyhounds player to mount a come-from-behind win. She fell to Liz Rossi, 3-6, in the first before winning the final two sets, 6-3, 6-4.

Hahn was a 6-4, 6-2 winner over Samantha Pinchott at No. 1 singles, and Hissong topped Kelly Smith, 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3. Krawiec beat Taylor D’Agostino in a pro-set, 8-5, after the match had been decided, and Hughes eased to a 6-1, 6-1 win over Danielle Nguyen.

On the men’s side, Greg Olesnycky and Jordan Kuchta beat Mateo DeSommocurcio and Peter Salomon, 8-7 (4), at No. 2 doubles, but The Mount came away with victories in the other two pairs matches to earn the doubles point.

Alex Castro delivered a 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 win over Darren Mast at No. 6 singles, but that was the only flight in which the Greyhounds had a win.


Loyola Women 7, Mount St. Mary’s 0

1. Megan Hahn (LOY) d. Samantha Pinchott (MSM), 6-4, 6-2
2. Haleigh Morgus (LOY) d. Liz Rossi (MSM), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
3. Katelyn Hissong (LOY) d. Kelly Smith (MSM), 6-1, 6-1
4. Ania Krawiec (LOY) d. Taylor D’Agostino (MSM,) 8-5
5. Olivia Ott (LOY) d. Erin Benefiel (MSM), 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (4)
6. Emily Hughes (LOY) d. Danielle Nguyen (MSM), 6-1, 6-1

1. Hahn/Ott (LOY) d. Smith/Smith (MSM), 8-7 (6)
2. Hissong/Krawiec (LOY) d. Pinchott/Rossi (MSM), 8-2
3. Morgus/Hughes (LOY) d. D’Agostino/Benefiel (MSM), 8-0

Mount St. Mary’s Men 4, Loyola 1

1. Adam Salam (MSM) d. Connor Pietrak (LOY), 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
2. Austin Blake (MSM) d. Harrison Kunkel (LOY) ,7-6 (0), 6-4
3. Connor Lisco (LOY) vs. Mateo DeSommocurcio (MSM) DNF Darkness
4. Greg Olesnycky (LOY) led Peter Salomon (MSM), 7-5, 2-2 DNF, Darkness
5. Mike Zabatakis (MSM) d. Jordan Kuchta (LOY), 6-1, 6-0
6. Alex Castro (LOY) d. Darren Mast (MSM), 6-2, 3-6, 6-4

1. Salomon/Tonon (MSM) d. Kunkel/Lisco (LOY), 8-5
2. Olesnycky/Kuchta (LOY) d. Salam/DeSommocurcio (MSM), 8-7 (4)
3. Blake/Zabatakis (MSM) d. Pietrak/Castro (LOY), 8-3