Men's Tennis Suffers Tough 4-3 Loss To Coppin State

Sept. 14, 2005


BALTIMORE, Md. - Despite a pair of wins from freshman Tom Kelly , the Greyhound men's tennis team suffered a tough 4-3 loss to Coppin State in its opener on Wednesday afternoon.

Making his college debut, Kelly won a pair of matches for the Greyhounds, but Loyola lost a tough number four singles match for the one-point loss. Kelly teamed up with fellow classmate Sean Kraft for an 8-3 win at number three doubles while sophomores Ben Epstein and Scott Gannon earned an 8-5 victory at number one doubles.

Kelly won his first singles match at number five singles with a 6-1, 6-1 victory while senior Turner Bailey won at number six singles in a tough three-set match (4-6, 6-1, 6-0).

Sophomore Chad Morrow suffered a tough three-set loss at number four singles, ending the match that lasted over four hours. Morrow battled back after losing the first set to force a third set, tying the set at 3-3 before suffering the loss.

The Greyhounds return to action next weekend when they travel to Washington, D.C. for the D.C. Metro Classic.