BALTIMORE - Johns Hopkins University men's tennis pairs took the top four spots at the first-annual Loyola Men's Tennis Invitational on Sunday, wrapping up the competition held at the McClure Tennis Center.
Castro and Pietrak squared off against Mount St. Mary's University's Mateo DeSomocurcio and Louis Tonon on Sunday morning. The Mountaineers' duo won the doubles match, 8-3, and then claimed the two singles contests. Pietrak took DeSomocurcio to an extended super-tiebreaker after the two split the first two sets, 7-5, 6-7 (3). DeSomocurcio, however, edged Pietrak, 14-12, in the deciding set.
Brett Shriver and Blest Jones came in 10th at the invitational, advancing through the consolation bracket where the lost, 2-1, to Morgan State University's Ramakrishnan and Hoeppner. Shriver won his singles match against Hoeppner, 6-4, 1-6, (10-3).
Loyola continues its tournament hosting duties next week when it hosts the Loyola Women's Tennis Invitational.