Women's Tennis Defeats Siena As Men Fall To Saints; Women And Men Fall To Marist

April 4, 2004

BALTIMORE, MD - Loyola's women's tennis team defeated Siena 5-2 on Saturday afternoon at Gilman High School's courts while the Greyhound men fell to the Saints 5-2 and both Loyola squads lost to Marist on Sunday afternoon in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) home matches.

The Greyhound women won the doubles point and grabbed four of six singles matches en route to dismissing the Saints despite tough playing conditions.

Carolyn Pilkington and Kaitlin Russo combined to win 8-3 at No. 1 doubles and Amy Nitch and Jessica Liberatore won 8-1 at No. 2 doubles to capture the doubles point for the Greyhounds.

Russo (6-2, 6-4) then won in straight sets to start things off for Loyola in singles competition as No. 4 player Nitch (6-2, 6-3), No. 5 player Liberatore (6-2, 6-1), and No. 6 player Najour (6-4, 3-6, 10-5) all followed suit in the triumph.

Loyola's men only managed three wins in the 5-2 loss to Siena as Nick Bowers and Dan Schiemel (8-6) were the lone doubles winners at the No. 1 slot, while senior captain and No. 3 man Jon Falcichio won 6-2, 6-1 and No. 4 Adam Wessinger won 6-7, 6-4, 10-5, but it wasn't enough.

Marist's men squad ousted Loyola 6-0 in a weather-shortened match, while the Red Foxes women's squad edged the Greyhounds 4-1.

Liberatore had the only triumph on the day for Head Coach Rick McClure's squad with her 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 5 singles.

Loyola's women's record now stands at 12-4 while the men see their record fall to 9-9. Both teams continue MAAC play this week.