Men's Tennis Opens Season With 5-2 Win

Sept. 9, 2007

Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola men's tennis team opened the 2007-08 season with a 5-2 victory over Catholic University on Sunday afternoon at the Butler Courts. The Greyhounds earned the doubles point and four singles victories in the win.

Senior co-captains Ben Epstein and Scott Gannon teamed up for a win at No. 1 doubles, while sophomore Matt McDaniel and senior Doug Alban clinched the point with an 8-5 victory at No. 2 doubles. Sophomore Tim Koch and freshman Dan D'Agostino made it a clean sweep in doubles' competition with their 8-5 win at No. 3.

In singles action, Epstein claimed a hard-fought 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in at No. 1, while Gannon won 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 at No. 2.

McDaniel had a 5-3 lead at No. 3 singles before rolling his ankle. He was forced to retire giving Catholic its first point of the day. Koch responded with a three-set victory at No. 4 singles and senior Doug Alban gave the Greyhounds their fifth point with a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 5 singles.

Loyola, 1-0 this season, returns to action on September 19 when it hosts Baltimore foe Coppin State at the Butler Courts.