(New Orleans, La.) Loyola University New Orleans men’s and women’s tennis teams fell to Alcorn State University on Saturday afternoon at City Park. The men lost 6-3 while the women fell 9-0 to the NCAA Division I school.
The men’s team (4-7) was led by a great effort from Tarun Surat and Jaron Belcher. The two freshman are doubles partners and were able to defeat Ernesto Santillan and Ivan Umnikov 8-4. Surat moved to 10-1 on the season in singles play with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Santillan at the number one spot. Belcher jumped ahead of Umnikov at the number two spot and led 5-3 when Umnikov retired.
The women’s squad (3-8) fell 9-0 on the day. Meghan de Baroncelli won three games in the first set against Kersten Vanem, but could not secure a game in the second as she fell 6-3, 6-0 at the number one singles spot.
Loyola 3 Alcorn State 6
Surat/Belcher (LU) def. Santillan/Umnikov (AS) 8-4
Guruka/Tkachenko (AS) def. Laviolette/Mayhall (LU) 8-1
Vasileuski/Amor (AS) def. Garcia/Jones (LU) 8-0
Tarun Surat (LU) def. Ernesto Santillan (AS) 6-1, 6-1
Jaron Belcher (LU) def. Ivan Umnikov (AS) 5-3, retired
Vitali Vasileuski (AS) def. Joshua Laviolette (LU) 6-4, 6-4
Garry Amor (AS) def. David Mayhall (LU) 6-4, 6-4
Max Tkachenko (AS) def. Greg Jones (LU) 6-1, 6-1
Bhavtararan Singh (AS) def. Eduardo Garcia (LU) 6-1, 6-1
Loyola 0 Alcorn State 9
Vanem/Kozachuk (AS) def. de Baroncelli/Bonnin (LU) 8-0
Punj/Buchmenn (AS) def. Borgognoni/Krtalic (LU) 8-1
Tipp/Potspova (AS) def. Dejoie/Keene (LU) 8-1
Kersten Vanem (AS) def. Meghan de Baroncelli (LU) 6-3, 6-0
Viktoria Kozachuck (AS) def. Kanda Borgognoni (LU) 6-1, 6-0
Arielle Buchmenn (AS) def. Frances Bonnin (LU) 6-0, 6-0
Akansha Punj (AS) def. Christiana Krtalic (LU) 6-0, 6-0
Kate Potapova (AS) def. Chelsea Keene (LU) 6-0, 6-0
Patricia Normand (AS) def. Wesley Dejoie (LU) 6-0, 6-1