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Hounds Tennis Teams Sweep Howard

Chloe Boustany won in singles and doubles action for Loyola.
Chloe Boustany won in singles and doubles action for Loyola.
Feb. 3, 2018

Men's Results | Women's Results

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.

Kateri Martin, Chloe Boustany, Abby Thornton and Jenna Granato took singles matches for the Greyhounds on the women's side to clinch the win after Loyola also won the doubles point.

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.




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