LEWISBURG, Pa. - Loyola University Maryland's 2012-2013 tennis schedule kicked off Friday as the Greyhounds competed at the Bucknell Quad.
Olivia Ott and Megan Hahn advanced to the semifinals of the women's doubles draw with a pair of wins Friday afternoon. The duo defeated Christie Schneider and Elizabeth Morgan of Bucknell, 8-2, in the opening round and then topped Indiana University Pennsylvania's Tanya Timko and Emilia Osbourne, 8-6, to move on to the semifinal.
On the singles' courts, Hughes outlasted Bucknell's Lydia Colvin, 6-2, 6-7 (10-7) to move on to the quarterfinals of the Flight "A" Singles. Hahn also advanced with a bye in the flight. Morcus, however, fell in a super-tiebreaker, 7-5, 2-6, (10-6) to Bucknell's Elena Vidrascu.
Claire Oswald and Olivia Ott moved on in the Flight "B" Singles draw. Ott topped Danielle Gryckiewicz of St. Francis (Pa.), 6-3, 3-6, (10-4), and Oswald was a 6-0, 7-5 winner against Bucknell's Kristen Bishof. IUP's Emilia Osbourne got past Loyola's Scarlett Hoy, 6-3, 6-2.
Dwyer moved on to the semifinals of the Flight "C" Singles with a bye, but DeCarvalho lost to Bucknell's Claudia Silvers, 6-2, 6-3.
On the men's side, Keishi Goto and Ryan McFarland won their first match in doubles play, 8-5, over Niagara's Mike Mucci and Matt Bojanowsi. Bucknell's Octavio Canive and Kyle Rosen topped Loyola's Greg Olesyncky and Connor Pietrak, 8-3, but the Greyhounds' team rebounded to beat St. Francis' Andres Rosa and Kevin Pijper, 8-2, to advance to the consolation semifinals.
Olesyncky was narrowly edged, 7-5, 3-6, (10-8), by Bucknell's Kelly Morque in the Flight "A" Singles, while Pietrak lost, 6-0, 6-0, to Bucknell's Nick Byble. Canibe beat Kutcha, 6-3, 6-1, as well.
Castro fell in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, to Niagara's Lorenz Scwejer, in the Flight "B" Singles, and Goto was defeated, 6-0, 6-0, by the Purple Eagles' Mathieu Lacacse.