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Women's Tennis Wins 10th Match For 26th Straight Year

Head Coach Rick McClure has led the Loyola women's tennis team to 10 or more victories for 26 years in a row.

Head Coach Rick McClure has led the Loyola women's tennis team to 10 or more victories for 26 years in a row.

March 18, 2012

BALTIMORE - The Loyola University Maryland shook off an early morning layer of fog, and the men's and women's teams defeated Robert Morris University, 5-2 and 6-1, respectively, on Sunday in non-conference action.

The women's victory moved its record to 10-1 this season, marking the 26th-straight season that the Greyhounds have won 10 or more matches.

Loyola opened the match with a sweep of the doubles action, as Rachel Janasek and Olivia Ott topped Carolina Teixiera and Carla Limon, 8-6, at No. 1 to get things underway. Scarlett Hoy and Judy Lite topped Clarissa Chen and Samantha Alves, 8-4, and Sabrina Fedele and Tiffany Ash beat Isabella Novella and Kourtney Passero, 8-2, to sweep the point.

Up 1-0 entering singles play, the Greyhounds won the No. 2-6 matches. Hoy topped Chen, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 2, and Fedele downed Alves, 6-3, 6-4, at the third spot. Ash was a 6-0, 6-0 winner over Limon, and Lite got past Novella, 6-0, 6-4, at No. 4 and 5, respectively. Ott finished off the match with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Ekaterina Rudneva at No. 6.Teixiera was the Colonials' lone winner, 6-3, 6-3, at No. 1 singles over Janasek.

The men moved to 6-1 this season with a 5-2 victory over the Colonials. Keyan Sanai and Bobby Gorczakowski beat Ricardo Horile and Aaron Haas, 8-6, at No. 2 doubles, and Connor Lisco and Patrick Glaessner topped Bob Denny and Dennis Russell, 8-2, at No. 3 doubles.

Robert Morris' Angus Thompson and Tarun Kishan edged Loyola's J. Pierce Norton and Kevin Zingler, 8-4, at No. 1 doubles.

 

 

Sanai was a 6-2, 6-0 winner over Igor Nieves, at No. 1 singles, while Norton defeated Horile, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 2. Gorczakowski dealt Kishan a 6-1, 4-6 (5) defeat at No. 4, and Harrison Kunkel topped Haas, 6-4, 6-3, at No. 5.

Thompson topped Loyola's Zingler, 2-6, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 3 singles, and Andre Corio took three hours to beat Lisco, 6-0, 2-6, 6-4, at No. 6 singles.

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