Men's Tennis Defeats Hopkins 6-1, Women's Match Cut Short Due To Rain

Oct. 19, 2004

Baltimore, Md. - Loyola's men's tennis team won two of three doubles matches to clinch the doubles point and five of six singles matches en route to defeating Johns Hopkins by a score of 6-1 at Hopkins' Homewood Courts on Wednesday afternoon. The Greyhound women's match, which was being played at Loyola's Butler Courts that same day, was cut short due to rain with the score knotted, 3-3.

Trevor McDonough led the way for the 'Hounds as he won his No. 1 singles match 6-2, 6-4 and teamed with Nick Bowers to win at No. 1 doubles, 8-4.

Scott Gannon and John Curran combined to win the second doubles match of the day for Loyola as they were victorious at the No. 3 slot, 8-2.

The Greyhounds' No. 3 singles player Rob Palliser won his match 6-2, 6-3, Gannon won at No. 4 6-3, 6-3, Curran won at No. 5 6-4, 2-6, (7), and Ben Epstein won at No. 6 6-4, 6-4.

Loyola's women's team won the doubles point as Jessica Liberatore and Clair Najour triumphed at No. 1, 8-5, and Caitlin LaRocco and Laura Cuti won at No. 3, 8-6.

Liberatore also won her No. 1 singles match 6-0, 4-6, (4) while Loyola's Amanda Wilhelm won at No. 6 singles 6-4, 3-6, (9).

With both Loyola and Hopkins owning three points apiece in the team match, the Greyhounds' Megan McKenna was beating the Blue Jays' Vandana Jerath 1-0 in their No. 2 singles match when the contest was called due to rain. McKenna's match would have decided the team match had it finished as Hopkins managed to grab points at Nos. 3, 4, and 5 singles.

At this time, no makeup date has been scheduled.