Tennis Posts Wins In Incomplete Match With Delaware State

April 12, 2007

Baltimore, Md. - Loyola's men's and women's tennis teams held 3-0 leads on Delaware State when thunderstorms rolled through Baltimore and Loyola's Butler Courts, leaving the matches one point shy of completion.

The Greyhounds did earn several wins despite in the incomplete match, including doubles win on both sides.

The women claimed the doubles point with Caitlyn Day and Stephanie Dunn earning an 8-5 win in No. 1 doubles while freshmen Kerri Swan and Lauren Cassle won 8-0 in No. 2 doubles.

Suzanne Lee earned one of Loyola's two singles points with a 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 5 while Mallory Tarca won by default at No. 6. Day, meanwhile, was leading 6-1, 0-3 when the storms came through. Also holding leads at time of suspension were Swan (6-1, 2-1), Dunn (5-0) and Cassle (6-3, 3-3).

On the men's side, Rob Palliser and Tim Koch teamed up for an 8-2 win at No. 2 doubles as Matt McDaniel and Chad Morrow clinched the point with an 8-0 win at No. 3. Palliser then won 6-0, 6-0 in No. 4 singles action while Morrow claimed an identical 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 6.

Like the women, the men had several advantages when the match was called. Junior Scott Gannon held a 5-1 lead at No. 1 singles while McDaniel was up 6-2, 4-0 in his singles match. Koch also held a lead in singles match, leading 6-2, 2-0 when the rain came down.

The Greyhounds return to MAAC action tomorrow when they host Manhattan at 3 p.m.