Oct. 8, 2011
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - A pair of Loyola University Maryland women's tennis teams finished second and fourth in the `B' Doubles Flight on Friday night at the Hampton Roads Invitational.
The duo defeated Delaware's Kimberly Milla and Olivia Helm, 8-6, in the quarterfinals and then topped Navy's Erin Snook and Noelle Kaufmann, 8-6, in the semifinals to reach the final match.
Tiffany Ash and Sabrina Fedele also played in the `B' Doubles draw, beating Mary Washington's Lindsay Raulston and Michelle Medows, 8-4, in the semifinals before losing to Alilueva and Khmolovska, 8-4 in the semis. Fedele and Ash were then edged by Snook and Kaufmann, 8-3, in the third-place match.
Judy Lite and Jackie Lionetta took fourth place in the `C' Doubles Flight, defeating Allison Solberg and Amy Pettite of Villanova, 8-5, in the quarterfinals before falling, 8-6, to Howard's Talia Johnson and Emily Eck in the semifinals. They then lost, 8-3, to Army's Margaret Iliey and Carly Riney in the third-place contest.
On the men's side, Keishi Goto and Ryan Fitzgerald defeated Patrick Mulquin and Steven Hyre of George Mason, 8-4, in the quarterfinals, but were edged by Delaware's Ian LeBlanc and Jason Derene, 8-6, in the semifinals of the `C' Doubles draw.
Eric Michaelis and Tom Hamm won their semifinals match in the `D' Doubles Flight, defeating Nicholas Pfab and K'wame Tonkins of Virginia State, 8-5. Another Virginia State tandem, Emanuel Haug and Avery Saunders, topped Michaelis and Hamm, 8-6, in the final of the draw.
Singles action will continue on Saturday at the invitational.