BALTIMORE - Two Loyola University Maryland women's tennis teams won their opening matches and advanced to the quarterfinals on the first day of the 2015 Loyola Invitational at the McClure Tennis Center.
Megan Hahn and Amanda Lanciano swept their opening match against Mount St. Mary's University Sam Barbato and Longwood University's Lauren Tucker. The Loyola pair won the doubles match, 8-2, and then swept the singles.
Hahn was a 6-0, 6-1, winner over Barbato, and Lanciano defeated Tucker, 6-2, 6-4.
Emily Hughes and Haleigh Morgus were also winners on the first day for the Greyhounds, defeating the Longwood pair of Alex Brown and Tess Willis. Hughes and Morgus prevailed, 8-5, in doubles, and Morgus posted a 6-1, 6-3, singles win over Willis after Brown defeated Hughes.
A third Loyola duo, Julie Clark and Nicole Eberle, lost to Mount St. Mary's Brittany Poje and Emma Blake, 2-1. Eberle beat Blake in singles, 6-2, 6-2, but Poje topped Clark, and the Mountaineers duo won in doubles.
Action will continue at 9 a.m. on Saturday.