Tennis Teams' Seasons End At MAAC Championships

April 20, 2011

FLUSHING, N.Y. - The Loyola University Maryland women's tennis team won three singles matches, but Marist College claimed a key point in doubles action, and the Red Foxes edged the Greyhounds, 4-3, in the semifinals of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships on Wednesday morning at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Wednesday's loss ends the Greyhounds season with an 11-6 overall record, marking the 25th-straight season the women's team has won 10 or more dual matches in a season.

Judy Lite and Scarlett Hoy defeated Joana Sun and Marielle Campbell, 8-4, in the No. 2 singles match, but Marist's No. 1 doubles team of Erin McCarthy and Kelsey Raynor defeated Loyola's Rachel Janasek and Joy Johnson, 8-4.

The No. 3 doubles match would decide the critical point, and Marist's Jeannie Lukin and Retta Byron edged Loyola's Tiffany Ash and Andie Keyser-Baker, 9-7.

Janasek delivered the Greyhounds a 7-5, 6-1, victory over Raynor in No. 1 singles, and Lite topped Kayle O'Donovan, 6-4, 6-2, in the No. 5 spot. Ash then recovered from a 2-6 first-set loss to beat Lukin, 6-2, 6-1 in the final two sets at No. 6 singles.

Marist, however, clinched the match by winning the other three singles matches. McCarthy topped Sabrina Fedele, 6-2, 6-4, Sun beat Hoy, 6-2, 6-1,and Campbell defeated Johnson, 7-6 (4), 6-0.

The Loyola men also faced their coutnerparts from Marist on Wednesday, but the Red Foxes dealt the Greyhounds a 7-0 defeat.

Pierce Norton and Kevin Zingler posted a 9-7 victory for Loyola over Rhys Hobbs and Nicolas Pisecky at No. 1 doubles, but it would be the lone match Loyola picked up.

Keyan Sanai and Dan D'Agostino were defeated, 8-1, by Matt Himmelsbach and Joris Van Eck, and Bobby Gorczakowski and Jamie Russo lost, 8-0, to Lorenzo Rossi and Will Rezenek, at No. 2 and 3 doubles, respectively.

Rossi topped Sanai, 7-5, 6-2, in No. 1 singles, and Norton lost, 6-3, 6-1, to Pisecky one flight behind.

Himmelsbach defeated Zingler, 6-3, 6-0, in No. 3 singles, and Gorczakowski lost, 6-1, 6-2, in the No. 4 slot. D'Agostino fell, 6-2, 6-1, to Renzek, at No. 5, and Connor Lisco was beaten by Marcus von Nordheim, 6-1, 6-2, at No. 6 singles.

Additionally, the MAAC announced the 2011 Men's and Women's Tennis All-Academic Teams. Loyola and Marist led the conference, both placing 12 members on the teams. Following are the Greyhounds' honorees:


Name Yr. Major GPA Hometown
C.J. Chomeau So. Business Marketing 3.47 Newport Beach, Calif.
Dan D'Agostino Sr. Quantitative Economics 3.79 Belle Mead, N.J.
Bobby Gorczakowski So. Business Marketing 3.27 Basking Ridge, N.J.
Rob Mattison Sr. International Business 3.2 Simsbury, Conn.
J. Pierce Norton Jr. Finance 3.43 St. Paul, Minn.
Jonathan Ramalho Sr. Biology 3.47 Westfield, N.J.
Jamie Russo Sr. Finance 3.32 Madison, N.J.
Liz Black Jr. Accounting 3.22 Colts Neck, N.J.
Gabriella DeCarcalho So. Psychology 3.65 Forest Hills, N.J.
Rachel Janasek Jr. Accounting 3.75 Ridgefield, Conn.
Joy Johnson Sr. Business Management 3.5 Sparta, N.J.
Andie Keyser-Baker Sr. Biology 3.224 Taylors, S.C.
Jackie Lionetta Jr. Business Management 3.67 Winchester, Mass.