Sept. 13, 2009
Towson, Md. - The Greyhounds opened the season strong winning matches against Towson and Mount St. Mary's Sunday, in the Towson 4+1 Tournament.
"I'm very happy with the play this early to start this part of the season," said head coach Rick McClure. "We had a good day."
The event featured four teams and was set to last two days, but the rain shortened the tournament to just one. Each team played just three matches at Towson Center Tennis Complex, with St. Joseph's being the team Loyola did not face.
Rachel Janasek went unbeaten Sunday, starting the day off with a victory over Towson's Lauren Cloonen (7-5, 6-4) that helped the Greyhounds to a 3-2 win over the Tigers.
Scarlet Hoy and Judy Lite started the Greyhounds off with a doubles win over Katie Young and Beth Daub (7-6, 7-6).
"I was very pleased with how we played in the close sets in the first two matches," McClure said.
A doubles win by Caitlyn Day and Stephanie Dunn and another Janasek win helped get Loyola off to another strong start against Mount St. Mary's in the second match. The Greyhounds went on to notch another 3-2 victory over the Mount.
Janasek easily defeated George Mason's Allison Wingo 6-4, 6-3 in the third and final match of the day. But Day and the doubles pair of Hoy and Lite both dropped super tiebreakers to give George Mason the 4-1 win.
"We also had an opportunity to win 3-2 with George Mason," McClure said. "But a couple super tiebreakers went against us."