Successful Saturday For Women's Tennis At Loyola Invitational
BALTIMORE - Loyola University Maryland women's tennis pairs won seven matches Saturday, completing a successful second day at the Loyola Invitational at the McClure Tennis Center.
Amanda Lanciano and Kateri Martin will play for the invitational's title on Sunday morning after winning quarterfinal and semifinal matches on Saturday against teams from George Mason University. The Greyhounds duo will face another Patriots team in the final; Lanciano and Marin are set to place Sydney Green and Hannah Yang.
Two Loyola teams will vie for the consolation bracket title Sunday as the Chloe Boustany-Jenna Granato and Lin Robertson-Alexandria Agee pairs both won two matches Saturday in the consolation quarters and semifinals.
Lanciano and Martin opened their day with a quarterfinals' win over George Mason's Kayleigh Hahn and Liz Lowe. Loyola's two scored a 7-5 win in doubles and then both had singles victories. Lanciano cruised to a 6-1, 6-3 win over Lowe, while Martin battled from a first-set setback to beat Hahn, 3-6, 6-2, (10-6).
They then knocked off the Patriots' Christina McCarthy and Rachel Lee in the semifinals, starting with a 6-2 doubles victory. Martin was a 6-1, 6-1 singles victor against McCarthy, while Lanciano also used straight-sets to down Lee, 6-1, 7-5.
Boustany and Granato opened Saturday morning with a win over Mount St. Mary's University's Megan Smith and Emma Blake. The Loyola tandem won, 6-2, in doubles, while Boustany was a 6-2, 6-3 winner over Smith, and Granato defeated Blake, 6-4, 6-0, in singles.
They later came from behind to knock off another Mountaineers' team, besting Hannah Davis and Sruthi Kamprath after falling, 6-2, in doubles. Boustany got past Davis, 6-3, 6-4, and Granato beat Kamprath, 7-6 (5), 4-6, (10-4) in a three-set affair.
Boustany and Granato will face their teammates, Robertson and Agee, Sunday. The latter pair started Saturday with a win over Cassandra Powell and Samantha Barbato of Mount St. Mary's. Loyola's two swept The Mount team, 6-0, in doubles, before Agee beat Barbato kocked off 6-3, 6-4 in singles to clinch the round. Loyola's Kendall Kutner filled in for Powell in singles, but Robertson eased past yer, 6-0, 6-1.
Robertson and Agee then defeated Lafayette College's Meredith Block and Katie Hill in the consolation semifinals, beginning the round with a 6-4 victory in doubles. Robertson topped Block, 6-0, 6-1, and Agee was a 6-1, 6-3 winner over Hill.
Loyola's fourth team, Nicole Eberle and Julie Clark, won their afternoon match over Powell and Barbato. The Greyhounds won the doubles match, 6-2, and Clark topped Barbato, 6-3, 6-1; Eberle then defeated George Mason's Sutherlynn Brinn, 6-3, 6-1, in the other match.
The final day of the invitational is slated to start at 9 a.m. on Sunday.