Tennis Falls To Marist in MAAC Play

April 18, 2010

BALTIMORE, Md. - Loyola tennis struggled Sunday afternoon on the Butler Courts, as both the men and the women fell to Marist. The men were swept, falling 7-0 and moved to 3-3 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and 11-6 overall. The women were edged 4-3, suffering just their second MAAC loss of the season. The Loyola women are now 5-2 in conference play and 12-5 overall.

The men went down in order, starting with doubles. Keyan Sanai and J. Pierce Norton fell 8-4 to Landon Greene and Marcus von Nordheim in No. 1 doubles, Kevin Zingler and Dan D'Agostino dropped the No. 2 tilt to Christian Coley and Matt Himmelsbach, 8-5. In No. 3 doubles, Matt McDaniel and Bobby Gorczakowski lost 8-1 to Loic Sessagesimi and Nicolas Pisecky.

Sessagesimi again beat Saniai, defeating him 6-3, 6-3 in No. 1 singles. In No. 2 singles, Pisecky defeated Norton 6-2, 6-1.

Zingler and McDaniel fell to Himmelsbach and Greene in the Nos. 3 and 4 tilts with identical scores of 6-1, 6-1.

Gorczakowski dropped the No. 5 singles match to von Nordheim 6-0, 6-4 and Jamie Russo fell in the No. 6 singles match to Ian Sims, 6-2, 6-1.

The women got off to a rough start dropping the first two doubles matches.

Rachel Janasek and Kerri Swan fell 8-5 to Kelsey Raynor and Joanna Sun and Joy Johnson and Andie Keyser-Baker lost to Erin McCarthy and Kayla O'Donovan 8-6, giving Marist the doubles point.

Loyola's one doubles win came in the No. 3 tilt with Judy Lite and Scarlett Hoy defeating Retta Byron and Juliana Boss 8-3.

Janasek opened up singles play by dropping a heartbreaking, three-hour match against Raynor. But Raynor outlasted Janasek winning 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4).

Swan fell to McCarthy 6-3, 6-0 in No. 2 singles and Joy Johnson dropped the No. 3 match to Sun, 6-4, 7-5.

The Greyhounds finally got on the board with a win by Keyser-Baker in No. 4 singles. Keyser-Baker defeated O'Donovan 6-2, 3-6, 6-2. Lite followed up her win with a 6-0, 6-4 win over Byron and Hoy closed out with a 6-1, 6-1 win over McCarthy.

Loyola has one dual match left before traveling to New York for the MAAC Championships at the U.S. Open Tennis Center in Flushing. The Greyhounds will face cross-town rival Coppin State on Wednesday afternoon at the Butler Courts.