Gower's Tiebreaker Win Delivers Thrilling Win For Tennis
BALTIMORE - Kyle Gower overcame second-set loss Friday night to win a thrilling third-set tiebreaker, lifting the Loyola University Maryland men's tennis team to a 4-3 victory over visiting St. Bonaventure University at the Coppermine Racquet & Fitness Club.
Gower won the first set of his No. 5 singles match, but slipped in the second. He came back to clinch the match with a 10-7 victory a tie-breaking third set. His win clinched the match for Loyola and avenged a 5-2 loss to the Bonnies last year.
Loyola's men took a 1-0 lead after doubles play, but the Greyhounds fell in the top three singles flights to trail, 3-1. C.J. Cash won the No. 4 match to pull Loyola within a point before Matt Fitzmaurice won a three-set No. 5 match to tie the contest at 3-3.
In the doubles action, Reid Burch and Cash teamed for a 7-6 (4) win at No. 2, and Gower and Brian Hoffarth won, 6-4, at No. 3.
On the women's side, the Greyhounds posted a 7-0 sweep of the Bonnies.
Kateri Martin and Amanda Lanciano won three-set doubles matches at No. 1 and 2, while Lin Robertson, Nicole Eberle, Chloe Boustany and Julie Clark scored straight-set victories at the other singles positions.
Martin and Lanciano won, 6-4, at No. 1 doubles, and Robertson paired with Abigail Thornton for a win by the same score at No. 2. Eberle and Clark completed the sweep with a 6-2 victory at No. 3.