Men's Tennis Earns 5-2 Victory Over Morgan State

March 13, 2007

Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola men's tennis team earned a 5-2 victory over Morgan State at the Butler Courts on Tuesday evening. The Greyhounds, who won four singles matches and the doubles' point, improve their record to 3-3 with the win over their Baltimore foe.

The `Hounds won the doubles' point in dramatic fashion. After junior Chad Morrow and freshman Matt McDaniel teamed up for a win at No. 3, junior co-captains Scott Gannon and Ben Epstein rallied to clinch the point. Down 6-3, Gannon and Epstein battled back to win 9-7 and give Loyola a 1-0 lead heading into singles' play.

Gannon then won the No. 1 singles match by scores of 6-0, 6-3. Freshman Peter Edgar won the No. 6 match in straight sets as well to put Loyola within one point of clinching the win.

Two hard-fought matches would determine the outcome with junior Rob Palliser and freshman Tim Koch on the court. Palliser, won his first set 7-5, fell 2-6 in the second set to set up a good finish. Likewise, Koch won his first set (6-2) and fell in his second set (4-6) to extend the match with Morgan State.

Palliser went down early in his third set at No. 4, while Koch jumped out front and held on to win 6-1, Palliser rallied and earned a 7-5 win to give the Greyhounds their 5-2 victory.

Loyola quickly returns to action after today's four-hour match and heads to Washington, D.C. for a match-up with Catholic tomorrow afternoon.