(New Orleans, La.) The Loyola University New Orleans men’s and women’s tennis teams will enter six women and four men into the Big Easy Tennis Classic this weekend. The second annual event, presented by the University of New Orleans Tennis Program and sanctioned by the ITA, is scheduled to take place Friday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Sept. 22. Competition will take place at the University Tennis Center at UNO.
The tournament will consist of three flights of men’s and women’s singles and an open flight of men’s and women’s doubles. There will be a 10-point tiebreaker for all third sets and a consolation for the first match singles. Alexa Mancuso, Madeline Smith, Lauren Rosales and Maggie McGonigal will be competing in the third flight of women’s singles. Rosales and McGonigal will be pairing up in doubles competition, while Mancuso and Meghan DeBaroncelli along with Smith and Wesley DeJoie will round out the doubles pairings for the Wolf Pack women. Eduardo Garcia, David Mayhall, Tony Benjamin and Federico Mercado will participate in the third flight of men’s singles. Benjamin and Garcia will compete side by side in doubles as will Mercado and Mayhall.