April 18, 2008
Flushing, N.Y. - The Loyola women's tennis team advanced to the conference semifinals with a 7-0 win over St. Peter's at 2008 MAAC Championships on Friday afternoon. The Greyhounds, the No. 5 seed in the tournament, knocked off the fourth-seeded Peahens in impressive fashion, sweeping the single and doubles competition.
Loyola took the doubles point with wins at Nos. 1-3. Kerri Swan and Joy Johnson started off the day with an 8-1 victory at No. 1 doubles. Sophomore teammates Caitlyn Day and Stephanie Dunn clinched the point with an 8-1 win at No. 2, while Lauren Cassle and Andie Keyser- Baker made it a clean sweep with an 8-4 victory in the third doubles match.
In singles play, the Greyhounds took Nos. 1-4 in straight sets. Day won the No. 1 singles match, 6-0, 6-0. Swan, Johnson and Dunn then claimed straight set victories at No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 singles respectively.
Senior Meaghan McKenna played a hard fought three set match at No. 5 singles, winning 7-6, 4-7, 6-3, while Cassle gave Loyola its seven-point victory with her 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 win at No. 6, where she has not lost to a MAAC foe all season.
The Greyhounds are now 11-7 this season and resume MAAC Championship competition on Saturday morning when they face top-seeded Marist at 11:30 a.m.