Hounds Tennis Teams Sweep Howard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Four freshmen won their singles matches for the Loyola University Maryland women's tennis team, and the Greyhounds edged host Howard University, 5-2, on Saturday afternoon at the Washington Tennis & Education Center. The Greyhounds' men won every match for a 7-0 victory over the Bison.
In doubles play, Lin Robertson and Thornton outlasted Kindha Nasef and Yassmine Khiri, 7-6 (3) at No. 2 doubles, while Nicole Eberle and Boustany defeated Christina Joynes and Sajela Harlow, 7-5, at No. 3.
Boustany got past Nasef, 6-2, 7-6 (6), at No. 4 singles, and Thornton downed Harlow, 6-0, 5-0 (default), at No. 5. Granato then beat Joynes, 6-2, 6-2, for the clinching point.
Martin rallied from a first-set loss to beat Finch, 4-6, 6-1, (10-4), in a super-tiebreaker, winning the No. 1 singles flight.
On the men's side, Loyola's Blest Jones and Matt Fitzmaurice paired for a 6-2 win over Karim Shokier and Sagar Raju at No. 1, while Reid Burch and C.J. Cash teamed to defeat Cole Gittens and Devaughn Blackburn, 6-4, at No. 2. Brian Hoffarth and Kyle Gower also picked up a doubles win at No. 3 by default.
Loyola then swept through the singles matches, losing just one set.
Hoffarth beat Shokier, 6-3, 7-5, at No. 1 singles, and Jones came back from a first-set setback to beat Gittens, 5-7, 6-3, (10-4) at No. 2.
Burch dropped just two points in beating Raju, 6-0, 6-2 at No. 3, while Cash was a 6-0, 6-1 victor against Benjamin Tyus at No. 4. Gower beat Blackburn, 6-2, 6-2 at No. 5, and Fitzmaurice was a default winner at No. 6.