BALTIMORE - The Loyola University Maryland women's tennis team achieved a very successful season in the classroom and on the court as our three graduating senior captions Megan Hahn, Emily Hughes, and Haleigh Morgus completed their outstanding careers for the Greyhounds.
Our ladies were awarded a plaque for the fourth consecutive year at the Athletic Banquet for achieving the highest team GPA for Loyola's 18 sports. Morgus earned the best GPA, 3.992, for all senior female athletes and was at the top of her class as the valedictorian. On the court our women had an impressive 14-8 record, which completed our program's 30th straight winning season with double figure victories.
Hahn competed extremely well at number 1 singles all 4 years as she earned 72 wins, which places her 2nd for the most all-time victories at number 1, 4 short of the record held by Rachel Janasek '12 with 76, and finished 4th all-time on Loyola's all-time singles list. As a freshman she set the record for the most singles wins in a season at the top spot with 25. Hahn has 66 doubles triumphs for 5th highest all-time for most career wins. She teamed with 3-year partner Olivia Ott '15 for 42 total wins for the 4th highest total all-time in a career with the same partner. Hahn was voted team MVP for her freshman and sophomore year and team Most Dedicated Player this year. She was voted to the All Patriot League team her first two seasons and earned a place on the All Patriot League Academic Team for her GPA this season.
Hughes finished her tennis career at Loyola with very impressive credentials as she had double figure wins in singles and doubles all 4 years while competing at 3rd singles and 2nd doubles. Her career 58 singles victories places her 13th on the Greyhound's all-time list as her 67 career doubles wins puts her 4th on the all-time list. Hughes teamed with classmate Morgus to tie the highest career doubles triumphs all-time with the same partner with 53 to join Amy Nitch and Jessica Liberatore 2002-2006. She led this year's squad with the most doubles wins with 22. She was voted team Most Dedicated Player her sophomore year.
Morgus concluded her impressive career with 20 wins at number 4 singles and number 2 doubles this season giving her 67 singles victories, 5th highest all-time at Loyola to go along with her 63 doubles wins which places her 7th on the all-time list. She teamed with Hughes to tie the all-time mark of 53 for the most career doubles wins with the same partner. She earned a place on the Patriot League All-Academic Team for 3 years.
Sophomore Amanda Lanciano was voted team Most Valuable Player award for her outstanding 2nd year for the Greyhounds. She won 15 singles matches at number 2 and three at the top spot with a very impressive 12 dual match-winning streak in the spring season, 5-0 vs. Patriot League opponents. She teamed with 2-year partner Anna Krawiec for 7 victories at number 1 doubles and competed with Megan Hahn for 10 wins and capturing the first annual Loyola Invitational championship in September. Amanda will be studying abroad in New Castle during the 2016 fall semester.
Junior Ania Krawiec studied abroad in Greece during the 2015 fall semester. Ania sustained a serious ankle injury at the end of January, which limited her to only 2 singles matches during the spring season. She teamed with Lanciano to win 7 dual matches with 2 of them vs. Patriot League opponents.
Julie Clark led the Greyhounds with the most single wins (21) competing mostly at number 4 and 5 in the line-up in her 2nd year. She won an impressive 8 straight singles dual matches and 11 out of 12 during our spring season. Julie had the 2nd most doubles victories (21), 5-3 vs. Patriot League opponents with Megan Hahn and classmate Nicole Eberle as her partners. She and Eberle reached the "B" Flight doubles semifinals at the St. Joseph's Invitational in the fall and won three singles matches at the first annual Loyola Invitational in September. Julie will be studying abroad in Greece during the 2016 fall semester.
Sophomore Nicole Eberle had a very successful 2nd season for Loyola with 16 wins at number 5 and 6 singles with a 5 dual match winning streak in the spring, and achieved B doubles victories, 2-0 vs. Patriot League opponents, with partner Julie Clark. They won 12 matches together and reached the "B" Flight doubles semifinals at the St. Joseph's Invitational in the fall. Nicole will be studying abroad in Cape Town, South Africa during the 2016 fall semester.
Loyola's women's tennis team will be challenged to replace one of the most productive classes ever in the classroom and on the court as each graduate made an outstanding impression on the record book and on their teammates as role models for being scholar athletes. They will be missed but always remembered.