Loyola men’s and women’s tennis swept by ranked Xavier squads

Fri, 02/07/2014

(New Orleans, La.) The Loyola University New Orleans women’s tennis team fell to the #3 Xavier University women’s squad, 0-9 and the men’s side was swept by the #6 Xavier men, 0-9 in Loyola’s first local match of the season at the Xavier University Tennis Center Friday afternoon.

Meghan de Baroncelli and Kanda Borgognoni were defeated by Xavier’s Nour Abbes and two-time NAIA All-American Kourtney Howell in the #1 doubles position. Abbes and Howell swept the same Loyola duo in the first two singles matches respectively.

On the men’s side, David Mayhall and Federico Mercado slipped to NAIA All-American Kyle Montrel and Nikita Soifer in #1 doubles. Mercado fell to Montrel in the top singles spot.

The Loyola men’s and women’s tennis squads will compete in their first home match of the season tomorrow morning when they take on William Carey University at 11 a.m. at the City Park Tennis Center.

Women’s doubles:

Nour Abbes/#21 Kourtney Howell (XU) def. Meghan de Baroncelli/ Kanda Borgognoni (Loyola) 8-1
#6 Brion Flowers/Simone-Alyse Ewell (XU) def. Lauren Rosales/Melissa van Wuijckhuijse (Loyola) 8-0
Amber Brown/Brandi Nelson (XU) def. Wesley Dejoie/Alexa Mancuso (Loyola) 8-0

Women’s singles:

Abbes def. de Baroncelli 6-0, 6-0
#21 Howell def. Borgognoni 6-1, 6-0
#6 Flowers def. van Wuijckhuijse 6-0, 6-0
Brown def. Dejoie 6-0, 6-0
Nelson def. Mancuso 6-0, 6-0
Sha’Nel Bruins (XU) def. Rosales 6-0, 6-0

Men’s doubles:

#39 Kyle Montrel/Nikita Soifer (XU) def. David Mayhall/Federico Mercado (Loyola) 8-1
Viktor Svoboda/Kevin Chaouat (XU) def. Eduardo Garcia/Tony Benjamin (Loyola) 8-1
Jordan Harrell/Tushar Mandlekar (XU) def. Loyola - Default

Men’s singles:

#39 Montrel def. Mercado 6-0, 3-0, retired
Mandlekar def. Mayhall 6-0, 6-1
Vincenzo Ciccone (XU) def. Guayasamin 6-0, 6-0
Harrell def. Garcia 6-2, 6-0
Adam Albrecht def. Benjamin 6-0, 6-0
Svoboda def. Loyola - Default

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