March 22, 2011
EDISON, N.J. - Loyola University Maryland senior Dan D'Agostino was named the Metro Atlantic Atheltic Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week, and Rachel Janasek earned the same honor on the women's side, after both went undefeated in singles action last week, the league office announced today.
D'Agostino helped lead the Greyhounds to three wins last week, as they defeated Hartford, La Salle and St. Francis (Pa.). The senior co-captain went 3-0 in both singles and doubles action during the matches.
Against Hartford, he defeated Bogdan Nedelcu, 6-4, 6-4. On Saturday versus La Salle, D'Agostino rallied from a first-set loss to beat Fernando Tovia, 6-7 (6), 6-2, 10-4. He wrapped up his singles play last week with a 6-4, 6-0 victory over St. Francis' Youlian Natchev on Sunday,.
In doubles action, he teamed with Keyan Sanai to beat Marco Neves and Eric Floum, 8-4, against Hartford. The duo then recorded a pair of shutout 8-0 wins against doubles opponents from La Salle and St. Francis.
The award is the first of D'Agostino's career and the second this season for a Loyola men's tennis player.
Janasek continued her impressive play this season with a 5-0 singles record last week, leading the Greyhounds to four wins in five dual matches. The reigning MAAC Women's Tennis Player of the Year opened her week with a straight-sets win, 6-0, 6-3, victory over Hartford's Katina Zampas.
Janasek then defeated Fordham's Angelika Dabu, a four-star player, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. She used straight-sets to top Anna Ratnikova of Delaware State, 6-2, 6-0, and La Salle's Kiara Smith, 6-2, 7-5.
In doubles action, Janasek and Joy Johnson beat Maggie Sabatino and Zampas of Hartford, 8-4, and La Salle's Leah Garrison and Chloe Trave, 8-2. They also picked up a a win against St. Francis (Pa.).