Women's Tennis Completes Day One At Bucknell Invitational

Sept. 30, 2006

Lewisburg, Pa. - The Loyola women's tennis team completed Day One action at the Bucknell Invitational on Saturday in Lewisburg, Pa. Competing in three singles flight, the Greyhounds played competitors from Bucknell, Mount St. Mary's, Toledo and Villanova.

In Flight A singles competition, Stephanie Dunn fell in straight sets to Katie Muething of Mount St. Mary's while No. 1 singles player Caitlin Day was seeded into the second round of the tournament.Day faced Candice Carlin of Villanova in the second round and fell in straight sets.

Lauren Cassle played Bucknell's Carlin Calcaterra in Flight B, falling 6-1, 6-2. Freshman Kerri Swan also played in Flight B and dropped a straight-set decision to Maha Guirguli of Toledo.

The Greyhounds also fell in Flight D action with Suzanne Lee and Jennifer Zutz dropping their respective matches. Zutz's match, a 3-6, 6-2, 10-5 heartbreaker to Ashley Reed of Villanova left both freshmen in the consolation bracket.

The first round of the consolation bracket was played in Flights A and B. Dunn advanced to the consolation semifinals in Flight A with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Megan Gurek of Marist while Cassle and Swan fell in the Flight B bracket. Both fell in straight sets, but Swan battled Marist's Mirelva Colon in a hard-fought 7-5, 7-6 match.

The doubles' competition was started and completed on Saturday. The Greyhound duo of Cassle and Swan captured the only Loyola win with an 8-4 decision over The Mount's top tandem. The Greyhounds fell in the quarters to Bucknell.

The Bucknell Invitational concludes from Lewisburg tomorrow afternoon. Loyola will have Dunn competing in the consolation A semis and both Lee and Zutz in the Flight D bracket.