(New Orleans, La.) Loyola University New Orleans men’s and women’s tennis teams scored decisive victories over Louisiana College on Saturday afternoon at City Park in New Orleans, Louisiana. The men’s team (3-6, 0-4) came away 7-2 winners while the women (3-6, 0-4) swept the Wildcats 9-0.
On the men’s side Tarun Surat, Jaron Belcher, and Joshua Laviolette won at number 1,2, and 3 singles positions without losing a game. David Mayhall and Gregory Jones won at the fourth and fifth positions with each only dropping two games. The doubles teams of Surat/Belcher and Laviolette/Mayhall scored 8-0 victories over their Wildcat opponents.
The women’s team enjoyed similar success as Meghan de Baroncelli and Wesley Dejoie both swept their opponents at the number one and six singles positions. Chelsea Keene had a first set battle but was able to pull out the set 7-5 before defeating Jessica Clawson 6-3 in the second set to secure the point for the Wolf Pack. Madeline Smith also earned a tough victory as she took down Kelsey Hennigan 6-3, 6-4 to ensure the Loyola sweep.
“I am very proud of how well we fought this entire weekend. Both teams played tough against William Carey who is a very tough opponent, and then we were able to earn some wins over Tougaloo and Louisiana College this weekend. This was a very good team effort,” said head coach Zubin Engineer.
Both of the Wolf Pack tennis teams will be back in action on Friday, March 15th as they will play against Schreiner University with first serve slated for 3:00 p.m.
Loyola 7 Louisiana 2
Tarun Surat/Jaron Belcher vs. James Clayton/Andrew Sylvester LU 8-0
Joshua LaViolette/David Mayhall vs. Connor Harlow/Michael Suchank LU 8-0
Eduardo Garcia/Gregory Jones vs. Luke Penny/Reyes Villanova LC 9-8
Tarun Surat vs. Andrew Sylvester LU 6-0, 6-0
Jaron Belcher vs. James Clayton LU 6-0, 6-0
Joshua LaViolette vs. Michael Suchank LU 6-0, 6-0
David Mayhall vs. Luke Penny LU 6-1, 6-1
Gregory Jones vs. Reyes Villanova LU 6-2, 6-0
Eduardo Garcia vs. Connor Harlow LC 6-4, 6-0
Loyola 9 Louisiana 0
Meghan De Baroncelli/ Frances Bonnin vs. Katie Pourciau/ Hannah Ingerson LU 8-2
Kanda Borgognoni/ Madeline Smith vs. Elizabeth West/ Jessica Clawson LU 8-5
Wesley Dejoie/Chelsea Keene vs. Kelsey Hennigan/Jordan Pentcost LU 8-0
Meghan De Baroncelli vs. Katie Pourciau LU 6-0, 6-0
Kanda Borgognoni vs. Elizabeth West LU 6-0, 6-1
Frances Bonnin vs. Hannah Ingerson LU 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-8)
Chelsea Keene vs. Jessica Clawson LU 7-5, 6-3
Madeline Smith vs. Kelsey Hennigan LU 6-3, 6-4
Wesley Dejoie vs. Jordan Pentcost LU 6-0, 6-0