Oct. 1, 2011
BALTIMORE - Loyola University Maryland senior Rachel Janasek became the school's all-time leader in victories at the No. 1 singles position on Saturday, as she won her match and helped the Greyhounds defeat visiting Robert Morris University, 7-0.
Janasek defeated Carolina Mouaro Teixiera, 6-1, 2-6, 6-1, for her 59th singles victory since coming to Loyola. She eclipsed the previous mark of 58 set by Nancy Turnblacer from 1998-2002.
The 2010 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Year also was a winner in doubles action against Robert Morris, teaming with Olivia Ott to beat Teixiera and Carla Limon, 8-4.
With Janasek and Ott securing one doubles win, the Greyhounds were well on their way to earning the doubles point, which they did. Sabrina Fedele and Tiffany Ash beat Clarissa Chen and Isabella Novella, 8-2, in No. 2 doubles, and Judy Lite and Jackie Lionetta outlasted Samantha Alves and Ekaterina Rudneva, 8-4, in No. 3 doubles play.
In other singles matches, Fedele crusied by Limon, 6-3, 6-2, while Ash handled Chen, 6-3, 7-5. Novella pushed Lite to extra points at No. 4 singles, but Lite prevailed, 7-5, 7-5.
Ott was a 6-2, 6-1 winner over Rudneva, and Liz Black rallied form a first-set loss to defeat Kourtney Passero, 3-6, 6-2, 6-0.
Loyola's men were in action Saturday at the Mount St. Mary's Invitational, a tournament that was halted earlier in the day due to rain. Action will continue in Emmitsburg, Md., on Sunday.
Keyan Sanai won his first round match in the `A' Flight Singles draw, 3-6, 6-0, 10-6, over Robert Morris' Ricardo Horlle, and Kevin Zingler was a 6-3, 6-0 winner over the Colonials' Andre Coiro. Zingler lost in the A semifinals, but Sanai did not play his match due to the weather. He will face Mount St. Mary's Matt Blake on Sunday.
Tom Hamm defeated Gettysburg's Ethan Budger, 6-2, 6-1, to earn a spot in the `D' Flight semifinals on Sunday. The Loyola doubles team of Ryan Fitzgerald and Jeff DeSanto beat Mount St. Mary's Justin Olexa and Paul Chae, 8-4, and advanced to the `B' Flight Doubles semifinals on Sunday, as well.