March 17, 2009
Edison, N.J. - Sophomore Dan D'Agostino and freshman Rachel Janasek were named the MAAC Men's and Women's Tennis Players of the Week, respectively, for their performance last week against Morgan State and Delaware State.
D'Agostino went 2-0 in both singles and doubles action last week in matches against Morgan State on Wednesday and Delaware State on Friday. He defeated Morgan State's Aaron Benjamin, 6-1, 6-2 at No. 5 singles and helped the Greyhound men grab the doubles point in an 8-3 match with partner Jamie Russo at the No. 3 spot.
On Friday, D'Agostino had the same success, winning at No. 5 singles against Delaware State's Tyler Wyatt, 6-4. 6-3. Again with Russo at No. 3 doubles, the team defeated Wyatt and Michael Siembida, 8-3 to score the only doubles victory for the Loyola men's team.
Janasek also went 2-0 in both singles and doubles matches last week. She led the Greyhound women to a 5-2 victory over Morgan State last Wednesday, winning her singles match 6-3, 6-4 versus Nekesa Thomas at the No. 1 spot. She also won at No. 1 doubles with partner Kerri Swan, defeating their opponents 8-5.
At Delaware State, Janasek and Swan played a tough match at No. 1 doubles, coming back from a 7-5 deficit to win four games in a row for the final 9-7 victory over opponents Anna Koutun and Palina Razborna. Janasek also won in straight-sets at the No. 1 singles position, defeating opponent Koutun, 6-3, 6-4.
The Greyhound women host George Mason today at 3:00 p.m., and the men's team travels to Catholic University for play on Wednesday at 3:15 p.m. and then hosts George Mason on Thursday at 3:00 p.m.