Tennis Records 7-0 Sweep Over Coppin State
Sept. 24, 2009
BALTIMORE, Md. - Loyola posted a strong opening to dual match play Thursday, by going undefeated against Coppin State to start out 1-0. The Eagles hosted both the men and women's teams, with the Greyhounds going 7-0 and emerging victorious.
Rachel Janasek's match against Nina Sebescen was the only one decided by a super tiebreaker. Janasek, Loyola's No. 1 singles player, battled the sophomore from Serbia for over two hours, defeating her 5-7, 6-4 (10-6) in the end.
Janaseck defeated Ana Sebescen earlier in the match in doubles play with partner Kerri Swan. The duo downed Sebescen and Lauretta Makam 8-2 to start off the Lady `Hounds.
In singles, Swan defeated Ana Sebescen 6-1, 6-2, Scarlet Hoy defeated Coppin 6-0, 6-0, Lite defeated Makam 6-1,6-0 and Day and Lionetta won by default.
On the men's side, Kenyan Sanai and Pierce Norton started the Greyhounds off on a winning note defeating Vicktor Lemberger and Jahra Wigtull. Sanai and Norton led the match at 4-1 before winning by default, due to an illness to a Coppin player. Kevin Zingler and Ryan Fitzgerald then defeated James Jeffreys and Quincy Darko 8-0, giving Matt McDaniel and Bobby Gorczakowski the win by default.
Sanai started off the men's singles play with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Lemberger. Norton overtook Jeffreys 6-2, 6-0, McDaniel defeated Wigtull 6-1, 6-5 and Zingler led 3-1 when Darko defeaulted due to sickness. Tim Koch and Bobby Gorczakowski both earned wins by default.
Next up for the women is the George Mason 3+1 in Fairfax, Va., this weekend. The men will get the week off, and travel to Emmitsburg next week for the Mount St. Mary's Invitational.
Saturday, Sept 24 EVENT LOCATION TIME COVERAGE Loyola Invitational McClure Tennis Center 9:00 AM Tournament Central Sunday, Sept 25 EVENT LOCATION TIME COVERAGE Loyola Invitational McClure Tennis Center 9:00 AM Tournament Central Friday, Oct 7 EVENT LOCATION TIME COVERAGE Mount St. Mary's Invitational Emmitsburg, Md. 3:00 PM Saturday, Oct 8 EVENT LOCATION TIME COVERAGE Mount St. Mary's Invitational Emmitsburg, Md. 9:00 AM Sunday, Oct 9 EVENT LOCATION TIME COVERAGE Mount St. Mary's Invitational Emmitsburg, Md. 9:00 AM Friday, Oct 14 EVENT LOCATION TIME COVERAGE Patriot League Kickoff Tournament Bethlehem, Pa. 12:00 PM