Sept. 23, 2006
Bethlehem, Pa. - Freshman Matt McDaniel led the Loyola men's tennis team at the ECAC South Tournament in Bethlehem, Pa. on Saturday. McDaniel advanced to the semifinals off the No. 2 singles flight to lead the Greyhounds in their non-team scoring event.
McDaniel won his first round match against Mike Dignon, taking a 6-3, 6-3 straight set decision. In the semifinals, he fell to Ryan Loyd of Lehigh, who went on to win the flight.
In the No. 1 singles flight, sophomore Sean Wall fell to Alfredo Fernandez of Lehigh. In the consolation round, Wall's competitor withdrew, giving him the consolation title.
In the No. 3 singles flight, freshman Tim Koch dropped a hard fought 7-5, 6-4 decision to Andrew Balshi, while freshman Chris Langley fell in straight sets to Colgate's John Nogveras in the No. 4 singles flight. Both Koch and Langley won their respective consolation brackets, taking their championship matches in straight sets.
The Greyhounds played their doubles tandem of Chad Morrow and Donnie Marinari in the doubles flight. The duo fell to Colgate's No. 1 doubles' team in the champion flight, but also won the consolation bracket.
Loyola returns to dual-meet competition, where it is 1-0 this season, when it faces Morgan State on Tuesday, October 3.