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Action Underway At Patriot League Tennis Kickoff

Reid Burch (left) and C.J. Cash celebrate a point.
Oct. 13, 2017

Friday's Results Get Acrobat Reader

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Two Loyola University Maryland men's tennis doubles teams advanced to the semifinals of Flight A on Friday at the Patriot League Kickoff Tournament with wins in their opening matches at the competition.

Blest Jones and Matt Fitzmaurice defeated Lehigh's Jack Petersen and Dylan Karchere-Sun, 6-3, while Reid Burch and C.J. Cash teamed for a 6-2 victory over Lafayette's Mason Keel and Andrew Reed.

Collin Kanuch and Charlie Shanker will meet in the Flight D Singles quarterfinals on Saturday after both won their first-round contests. Kanuch was a 7-6 (3), 6-2 winner against Lafayette's Reed, while Shanker knocked off Colgate's Cameron Swanson, 6-2, 6-2.

Lehigh's Jack Martin-Dyer got past Brian Hoffarth, 6-2, 6-2, and the Mountain Hawks' Petersen was a 6-2, 4-6, 10-6 victor over Jones in Flight A Singles.

Lafayette's Chris Kim was a 6-4, 6-4 winner over Rodrigo Moreno in Flight D. No Loyola players competed in Flights B or C on Friday and will commence their play in the tournament Saturday.

Shanker and Moreno will play in the Flight B Doubles semifinals on Saturday after scoring a pair of Friday wins. They first knocked off a team of Lehigh's Sam Bencheghib and Colgate's Swanson, 6-4, before dispatching Colgate's Alec Dardis and Jack Albon, 6-3, in the quarterfinals.

In women's action, Kateri Marin won her first-round match, 6-3, 6-1, over Colgate's Mackenzie Deeter in Flight A.

Nicole Eberle fell in her first round match in Flight B, 6-1, 6-2, to Paula Gonzalez.

Chloe Boustany was a first-round winner, 6-3, 6-3, against Bucknell's Jill Auteri in Flight C, and Julie Clark rallied to beat Bucknell's Danielle Gannon, 1-6, 6-4, 10-5.

Lehigh's Catherine Meighan topped Jenna Granato, 6-1, 6-1 in the first round of Flight D, and Bucknell's Paige Levy beat Alexandria Agee, 6-1, 6-3.

The doubles team of Agee and Lin Robertson won two Flight A matches Friday to advance to Saturday's semifinals. They first took care of Bucknell's Emilie Bush and Schuyler La Barge, 6-4, before taking down Lehigh's Christina Auyeung and Casey Zhong, 7-6 (2), in the quarterfinal round.

Boustany and Granato lost in the Flight B first round to Rachel Carroll and Madeline Melch, while Eberle and Clark fell, 6-4, to Leavy and Ayuso.

Play is slated to resume on Saturday morning at 9 o'clock.

 

 

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