Men's Tennis Opens Fall With 6-1 Win Over Coppin State

Sept. 20, 2006

Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola men's tennis team opened its fall campaign with a 6-1 won over cross-town foe Coppin State on Wednesday afternoon. The Greyhounds, sporting a youthful roster, swept the doubles' competition and won five of six singles matches to begin the season in fine fashion.

Sophomore Sean Wall and junior Chad Morrow opened the day with a win at No. 1 doubles. The point was won with a victory from the freshmen tandem of Tim Koch and Donnie Marinari at No. 2 and sealed when the No. 3 freshmen duo of Matt McDaniel and Chris Langley won their opening college match.

Coppin State took the No. 1 singles match, but Loyola came back with straight set victories in No. 2 through No. 6 singles' play. McDaniel was the victor at No. 2, Koch won at No. 3, Langley won at No. 4, Marinari won at No. 5 and Morrow posted a win at No. 6, giving four freshmen their first college double and singles wins.

The men's tennis team will be back in action this weekend, playing in the ECAC South Tournament at Bethlehem, Pa. The Greyhounds return to action on Tuesday, October 3 when they host Morgan State.