March 29, 2009
Baltimore, Md. - The Greyhounds hosted two Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference teams over the weekend, starting with Fairfield University on Saturday evening at the Greenspring Racquet Club. The Stags came away with victory over both teams, defeating the Loyola men 7-0 and the women 5-2.
In men's singles action, three Greyhounds lost in three-set marathon matches, each lasting about two hours long. Freshman Kevin Zingler won his first set 6-3, lost the second 6-2 and lost the final 6-1 at No. 3 singles. Junior Matt McDaniel, at No. 4 singles, lost his first set 7-5, won the second 7-6 in an 8-6 tiebreaker victory, before losing 10-5 in the super-tiebreaker third set. No. 2 single's player J. Pierce Norton lost 6-2 in his third set.
The women's team had two singles winners, starting with freshman Rachel Janasek and her 6-3. 6-1 victory at No. 1 singles. Sophomore Joy Johnson lost in the first set 6-3, but won 6-2, 6-0 in the second and third at No. 5 singles.
Freshman Judy Lite fought at the number six position, losing 6-0 in the first, winning 6-3 in the second, and then losing 6-1 in the third. Junior Caitlyn Day, sophomore Andie Keyser-Baker and junior Kerri Swan all lost in straight-sets.
On Sunday, the women's team returned to the Greenspring Racquet Club to defeat Saint Peter's, 6-1.
The Greyhounds swept the doubles point to go up 1-0 before singles play. Janasek and Swan won 8-5 at No. 1 doubles, Keyser-Baker and Johnson won 8-0 at No. 2 and Day and junior Stephanie Dunn won by default at No. 3 doubles.
In women's singles action, Janasek defeated her opponenet 6-3, 6-2 at No. 1, Swan won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 4, Day won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 5 and Lite won by default at No. 6 singles.
Keyser-Baker played a three hour match at No. 3 singles, losing the first 6-4, winning the second 7-6 in a 7-2 tiebreaker victory and finally closing out with a 6-3 win in the third.
On the men's side, Loyola took the doubles point, but fell to Saint Peter's 4-3 after singles play.
Norton won in singles play at the number two spot (6-3, 6-3) and D'Agostino followed with his straight-set win at No. 5 (6-2, 6-0).
McDaniel played in another long match at No. 4 singles, losing the first 7-6 from a 7-4 loss in the tiebreaker, winning the second 6-3 and losing the third 6-1.
Sanai and Zingler lost in straight sets at No. 1 and No. 3, respectively.
Both teams travel to Mount St. Mary's on Thursday afternoon for a 3:00 p.m. match.