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Women's Tennis Falls In MAAC Semis To Niagara

Loyola's women returned to action at the MAAC Tennis Championship on Saturday, losing a tough match to top seeded Niagara, 5-2. Niagara swept the Greyhounds in doubles competition, and won 4-of-6 singles matches.

The Greyhounds notched victories, both the No. 4 and No. 5 singles matches. Amy Nitch won a hard fought match in three sets, 6-4, 5-7, 10-7. Claire Najour bested her opponent in the No. 5 contest, 6-3, 6-3.

On Sunday, Loyola will compete for third place in the MAAC Tennis Championship. The consolation match will pit the Greyhounds against second seeded Marist College.

DoublesMiriam Al-Shikarky / Danielle Grenier (Niagara) def. Carolyn Pilkington / Kaitlin Russo, 8-4Milena Matijevic / Aditi Krishnan (Niagara) def. Amy Nitch / Jessica Liberatore, 8-2Jacquelyn Cary / Julianne Prokopich (Niagara) def. Gina Turturiello / Claire Najour, 8-4

SinglesMilena Matijevic (Niagara) def. Carolyn Pilkington, 6-0, 6-1Miriam Al-Shikarky (Niagara) def. Kaitlin Russo, 6-0, 7-6, 10-6Danielle Grenier (Niagara) def. Gina Turturiello, 6-2, 6-0Amy Nitch (Loyola) def. Aditi Krishnan, 6-4, 5-7, 10-7Claire Najour (Loyola) def. Kendra Daigler, 6-3, 6-3Jacquelyn Cary (Niagara) def. Stefanie Clay, 6-1, 6-4