Sept. 14, 2008
The Loyola men's tennis team opened its fall schedule on Sunday with a hot-and-humid intra-squad match. The Green team defeated the Grey, 5-2, on the Loyola Tennis Courts.
"We did this to give a lot of our freshmen a taste of dual matches before we get going," Head Coach Rick McClure said. "It was some good moments to live through a match. We did everything we could to emulate a dual match so that they know every point is important."
Doubles play opened the competition, and the Green took two of the three matches. Keyan Sanai and Rob Mattison defeated Jamie Russo and Patrick Gleassner, 8-4, in the No. 2 spot, and Kevin Zingler and Dan D'Agostino topped Pierce Norton and Chet Milot, 9-7, at the top slot.
Sanai led off with a No. 1 singles win for the Green, topping Norton, 6-2, 6-1. Zingler then defeated Milot, 6-3, 6-3, in No. 2 singles.
Grey won two points in singles, as Russo beat D'Agostino, 6-3, 6-1, and Langley beat Edgar, 6-3, 6-1.
Rodgers and Mattison won the other points for the Green. Rodgers beat Ramalho, 4-6, 6-2, 10-7, and Mattison topped Gleassner, 2-6, 6-0 (default).