April 11, 2006
Baltimore, Md. - Seniors Amy Nitch and Jessica Liberatore continued their career-long success at No. 1 doubles, winning 8-4 against St. Joseph's on Tuesday afternoon at the Butler Courts. The doubles' point, however, went to the Hawks, and after six highly contested singles' matches, the Greyhounds came up one point short, falling 4-3.
With their win at No. 1 doubles, Nitch and Liberatore are now only three wins shy of the school record for most career doubles wins with the same partner.
Nitch and Liberatore followed up their doubles' win with victories at No. 1 and No. 2 singles. Nitch won her match in straight sets while Liberatore captured a 3-6, 7-6, 7-2 win the tiebreaker.
Loyola's third point came at No. 5 singles with a hard-fought win from Mallory Tarca, who won 7-6, 5-7, 6-3.
With the match tied at 3-3, Meaghan McKenna found herself in the "champion" match. A two and half hour fight to the finish, McKenna put up a valiant effort, but fell 6-3, 4-6, 3-6 to give the Greyhounds a 9-7 record on the season.
Both the Loyola men and women return to action on Monday, April 17. They travel to Rider for their final regular season conference match.