(New Orleans, La.) Freshman Tarun Surat collected his fifth win of the year at the #1 singles spot for Loyola University New Orleans but it wasn’t enough as both the men’s and women’s teams fell to University of Mobile. The men lost 8-1 with Surat scoring the lone point while the women fell 9-0 to their SSAC rivals.
The non-conference matchup was the second time the two squads had met this year with Mobile emerging victorious in their previous matchup in Alabama on February 9th. Due to weather issues, Loyola has not taken to the courts for a competitive match since facing Mobile and Emmanuel College three weeks ago.
The men’s team (1-5, 0-3) lost despite another great outing from Surat. Surat moved to 5-1 on the season after defeating Karlis Stonis 6-1, 6-1. “Surat is 3-0 in conference play and has looked very good in defeating some of the SSAC’s top players. I am very proud of how well he is doing. It is quite amazing how he has come in as a true freshman had this amount of success,” said head coach Zubin Engineer.
The women’s team (1-5, 0-3) was not able to carry the momentum from their win over Emmanuel. The last time out Wesley Dejoie won three of her four matches in a doubleheader and she forced Sue Berner to work hard before falling 6-4, 7-6 (10-3).
Both the men’s and women’s squads will be back in action on Friday, March 8th when the Wolf Pack travel to Hattiesburg Mississippi to take on William Carey University and Tougaloo College in a doubleheader starting at 3:00 p.m.
Loyola University New Orleans vs. University of Mobile
March 1st, 2013
Loyola 1 Mobile 8
Fernando Paiva/Karlis Stonis (UM) def. Tarun Surat/Jaron Belcher (LU) 8-6
Marcio del Pont/Santiago (UM) def. Joshua Laviolette/David Mayhall (LU) 8-1
Lucas Tristao/Guilherme Arcaro (UM) def. Eduardo Garcia/Greg Jones (LU) 8-2
Tarun Surat (LU) def. Karlis Stonis (UM) 6-1, 6-1
Marcio Del Pont (UM) def. Jaron Belcher (LU) 7-5, 6-0
Lucas Tristao (UM) def. Joshua Laviolette (LU) 6-0, 6-0
Santiago (UM) def. David Mayhall (LU) 7-5, 6-4
Guilherme Arcaro (UM) def. Greg Jones (LU) 6-0, 6-3
Bruno Marques (UM) def. Eduardo Garcia (LU) 6-0, 6-0
Loyola 0 Mobile 9
Aggy Rozite/Stephanie Tomita (UM) def. Meghan de Baroncelli/Frances Bonnin (LU) 8-3
Treya Smith/Ambria Phillips (UM) def. Christiana Krtalic/Kanda Borgognoni (LU) 8-1
Sue Berner/Cynthia Summergill (UM) def. Madeline Smith/Wesley Dejoie (LU) 8-3
Aggy Rozite (UM) def. Meghan de Baroncelli (LU) 6-1, 6-1
Stephanie Tomita (UM) def. Kanda Borgognoni (LU) 6-4, 6-1
Treya Smith (UM) def. Frances Bonnin (LU) 6-1, 6-0
Ambria Phillips (UM) def. Christiana Krtalic (LU) 6-1, 6-0
Sue Berner (UM) def. Wesley Dejoie (LU) 6-4, 7-6 (10-3)
Cynthia Summergill (UM) def. Madeline Smith (LU) 6-3, 6-0