Women's Tennis Falls To Top-Seeded Marist In MAAC Semifinals

April 21, 2007

Flushing, N.Y. - The Loyola women's tennis team dropped a 7-0 decision to top-seeded Marist in the MAAC Semifinals at the U.S. Open in Flushing, N.Y. on Saturday afternoon. The Greyhounds, who won a doubles match, were held scoreless overall and will play for third place on Sunday.

In doubles action, junior co-captains Meaghan McKenna and Mallory Tarca earned an 8-4 win at No. 3, but the Red Foxes took the point with wins at Nos. 1 and 2.

The Greyhound fell in straight sets in singles' play, but the junior captains challenged Marist's No. 5 and No. 6. McKenna fell 6-0, 7-6, dropping a 7-4 tiebreaker at No. 5, while Tarca fell 7-5, 6-0.

Loyola will play in the third-place match on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Marist College 7, Loyola College 0
Singles competition1. Christine Ong (MAR) def. Caitlyn Day (LOY) 6-0, 6-22. Cassie Strange (MAR) def. Kerri Swan (LOY) 6-1, 6-23. Erin Godly (MAR) def. Stephanie Dunn (LOY) 6-1, 6-04. Meagan Gureck (MAR) def. Lauren Cassle (LOY) 6-0, 6-15. Alexa Strange (MAR) def. Meaghan McKenna (LOY) 6-0, 7-6 (7-4)6. Mirelva Colon (MAR) def. Mallory Tarca (LOY) 7-5, 6-0

Doubles competition1. Christine Ong/Cassie Strange (MAR) def. Caitlyn Day/Stephanie Dunn (LOY) 8-22. Alexa Strange/Erin Godly (MAR) def. Kerri Swan/Lauren Cassle (LOY) 8-13. Meaghan McKenna/Mallory Tarca (LOY) def. Mirelva Colon/Emily Zampello (MAR) 8-4