Men's and Women's Tennis Fall To Niagara

Oct. 13, 2003

BALTIMORE - Loyola's men's tennis team dropped a 4-3 heartbreaker to Niagara on Sunday afternoon at the Butler Courts in the second part of a women's-men's doubleheader, while the Greyhound women fell to the 2003 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) champion Purple Eagles by a score of 5-2 Sunday morning.

Head coach Rick McClure's men's team dropped the doubles point as No. 2 doubles team John Laramie and Adam Wessinger was the lone Greyhound tandem to muster a win in doubles play with an 8-5 victory.

Loyola nearly pulled off the triumph in singles play with No. 3 singles player Nick Bowers (6-2, 6-2), No. 5 Jonathan Falcichio (6-4, 7-6), and No. 6 John Curren (6-0, 6-1) all winning to knot the contest at three points apiece. However, Niagara's Kris Hrisovolous came back to edge Loyola's Adam Wessinger in three sets, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 and clinch the match for the Purple Eagles, as well as hand Loyola its first loss of the season to give the Greyhounds a 4-1 overall record and 0-1 MAAC mark.

The Greyhound women were swept in doubles action and only grabbed wins at Nos. 4 and 5 singles in falling 5-2.

No. 4 player Amy Nitch steamrolled her opponent on her way to a 6-2, 6-3 win while No. 5 Claire Najour toughed out a three-set win with a 6-0, 3-6, 6-2 victory.

Loyola's women's squad drops to 2-1 overall and 0-1 in the MAAC with the loss.

Sunday's matches marked the conclusion of Loyola tennis' fall season with the men not scheduled to play again until February, 24th 2004 versus Morgan State and the women not slated to compete again until a February 25th, 2004 date with Morgan State.