Tennis Splits With The Mount

March 22, 2005

Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola College men's and women's tennis teams split Tuesday's matches with Mount St. Mary's at the Butler Courts. The women improved to 3-2 overall with a 7-0 win while the men fall to 5-3 with a tough 4-3 loss.

In women's action, the Greyhounds grabbed the doubles' point and the momentum with a hard-fought 9-8 win in No. 3 doubles. After Amy Nitch and Jessica Liberatore combined for an 8-5 win in No. 1 doubles, Claire Najour and Stefanie Clay won at No. 3 with a 7-5 tiebreaker.

Nitch led straight set victories in all six singles matches. Liberatore won at No. 2, Meaghan McKenna captured the win at No. 3 while Christi Lazar (No. 4), Najour (No. 5) and Clay (No. 6) all competed in singles competition.

On the men's side, Mount St. Mary's won the doubles point despite Dan Schiemel and Ben Epstein combining for an 8-5 win at No. 3. Trevor McDonough won at No. 1 singles, downing Drew Arbriter 7-6, 6-3. Schiemel and Epstein also won their singles matches with Schiemel taking No. 3 singles 7-6 (8), 6-3 and Epstein winning No. 6 in straight sets (6-1, 6-2).

The Greyhounds return to action after Easter and begin MAAC competition with a men's-women's doubleheader at the Butler Courts. Both teams take on Rider beginning at 2 p.m.