Lanciano & Martin Advance At Loyola Invitational
Martin and Lanciano eased past Lafayette College's Ruthie Wilson and Haley Mathis, sweeping the Leopards pair, including a 6-0 blanking in doubles. Lanciano did not give up a point to Mathis, winning 6-0, 6-0, and Martin was a 6-0, 6-1 winner over Wilson.
The duo opened its quarterfinals match against George Mason's Kayleigh Hahn and Liz Lowe later in the afternoon with a 7-5 win in doubles. Singles play in the quarterfinals will resume at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
Chloe Boustany and Jenna Granato fell, 2-1, to George Mason's Christina McCarthy and Rachel Lee, although Granato picked up a 6-0, 5-7, (10-8) victory over Lee in singles. The Patriots' pair won, 6-1, in doubles, and McCarthy was a 6-3, 6-2 winner against Boustany.
Another George Mason tandem, Brianna Gibbs and Hannah Cianciola, scored a 3-0 win over a Loyola team, Nicole Eberle and Julie Clark. The Patriots won that doubles match, 7-5, and Gibbs was a 6-3, 6-0 winner over Eberle. Cianciola defeated Clark, 6-1, 6-1.
Loyola's Lin Robertson and Alexandria Agee played Lafayette's Grace Conrad and Alexa Cook in the first round, falling 2-1. The Leopards won the doubles contest, 6-3, and Conrad finished the round with a narrow 6-1, 1-6, (10-7) win over Robertson. Agee fought off Cook for a straight-sets 6-4, 6-4 victory.
Two Greyhounds teams won their consolation quarterfinals doubles action later on Friday. Boustany and Granato were 6-2 winners over Mount St. Mary's Megan Smith and Emma Blake; Robertson and Agee swept. The Mount's Cassandra Powell and Samantha Barbato, 6-0. Lafayette's Meredith Block and Katie Hill bested Eberle and Clark, 6-3.