Greyhounds Place Third At MAAC Championship

April 25, 2004

Baltimore, Md. - Loyola's women rebounded from a tough loss, to defeat Marist College 4-3, place third at the 2004 MAAC Tennis Championships in Flushing, N.Y. The Greyhounds split their singles matches but in doubles competition, they bested the Red Foxes in 2-of -3 matches.

In doubles competition, Loyola again received a strong performance from the No. 2 and No. 3 teams. Amy Nitch and Jessica Liberatore won the No. 2 contest 8-4, while the No. 3 duo of Gina Turturiello and Clair Najour defeated their opponents 8-5.

Loyola split their singles' matches with the second-seeded Red Foxes, as the Greyhounds won the No. 3, 4 and 5 contests. Gina Turturiello, Amy Nitch and Claire Najour all scored points for Loyola in both doubles and singles competition, on the way to an impressive third place finish at the MAAC Championship.

DoublesDiana Perachio / Annabel Hicks (Marist) def. Carolyn Pilkington / Kaitlin Russo, 8-1Amy Nitch / Jessica Liberatore (Loyola) def. Yana Tikhouko / Yana Krugly, 8-4Gina Turturiello / Claire Najour (Loyola) def. Megan Grueck / Courtney McGeever, 8-5

SinglesYana Tikhouko (Marist) def. Carolyn Pilkington, 6-2, 6-2Diana Perachio (Marist) def. Kaitlin Russo, 6-1, 6-0Gina Turturiello (Loyola) def. Annabel Hicks, 6-4, 5-7 (7)Amy Nitch (Loyola) def. Yana Krugly, 6-0, 6-1Claire Najour (Loyola) def. Megan Grueck, 6-4, 6-4Courtney McGeever (Marist) def. Stefanie Clay, 6-3, 6-0