April 15, 2008
Baltimore, Md. - Sophomore Kerri Swan won a three-set marathon at No. 2 singles to break a 3-3 tie and give Loyola's women's tennis team its first 4-3 win of the season. The Greyhounds, who defeated Charles Street foe Towson at the Butler Courts on Tuesday afternoon, are now 10-7 overall heading into the MAAC Championships.
Loyola fell behind early, dropping the doubles point despite a hard fought 8-6 win at No. 2. Caitlyn Day and Stephanie Dunn teamed up for the win, but losses at No. 1 and 3 doubles put the Greyhounds in a one-point hole.
Dunn came back and won 6-0, 6-2 at No. 4 singles, sophomore Lauren Cassle won 7-6 (7-5), 7-5 at No. 5 singles and freshman Andie Keyser- Baker won 6-4, 6-4 at No. 6 singles to even knot the match at 3-3 with Swan still on the court.
Swan fell behind early, dropping the first set, 5-7. She recovered for a 6-3 win in the second set and clinched the Loyola victory with a 6-1 win in the third and final set.
The Greyhounds will begin postseason play at the MAAC Championships on Friday, April 18 at the U.S. National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.