Sept. 29, 2007
Lewisburg, Pa. - The Loyola women's tennis team earned several Day One victories at the Bucknell Invitational in Lewisburg, Pa. on Saturday. The Greyhounds, who competed in singles and doubles competition, advanced in championship and consolation flights at the tournament.
In doubles action, tandems of sophomores Caitlyn Day and Stephanie Dunn, as well as sophomore Kerri Swan and freshman Joy Johnson teamed up to play in the No. 1 doubles bracket. Both pairs fell in the first round of action and were eliminated from consolation play with losses to Villanova and Buknell.
In No. 2 doubles action, the Greyhounds had a pair of first-round winners in senior co-captains Meaghan McKenna and Mallory Tarca, and the duo of Lauren Cassle and Andie Keyser- Baker. McKenna and Tarca fell 8-4 in the second round while Cassle and Keyser-Baker dropped an 8-3 decision in the quarterfinals.
Freshmen Lane Maloney and Melanie Ocampos-Barry also played in the No. 2 doubles flight and after a loss in Round One, advanced to the consolation semifinals with an 8-5 win. In the semis, however, the duo fell 8-4.
In singles competition, Swan and Day played Flight A matches for the Greyhounds. Both fell in Round One, but Swan advanced to Sunday's consolation semifinals. Also advancing to Sunday's consolation semifinals were Dunn in Flight B and Cassle in Flight C. Dunn won 8-6 in her consolation round to advance, while Cassle took an 8-1 victory in her match. McKenna, meanwhile, won her Flight C singles match, but dropped a 6-4, 6-3 decision in Round Two.
The Greyhounds found their most success in Flight D, where Keyser-Baker, Maloney and Tarca all won their first-round matches. Keyser-Baker won 6-0, 6-0 in her first-round match and then captured a 6-1, 6-1 victory in Round 2 to advance to the Flight's Championship Semifinals.
Although Maloney fell in her second-round match, Tarca was able to also advance to the Flight D Semifinals with a hard-fought 6-3, 0-6, 10-4 win in her second-round match.
Both consolation and championship semifinal and finals matches will take place on Sunday from Lewisburg.