Loyola tennis dominates fellow Louisiana squad

Sat, 03/15/2014

(New Orleans, La.) The Loyola University New Orleans men’s and women’s tennis teams swept Louisiana College, 9-0 and 9-0 on Saturday afternoon in match two of a three-match homestand.

The women’s side (5-6) was led by junior Meghan de Baroncelli in a #1 doubles and the #1 singles position. The Loyola men’s squad (2-8) earned their second victory of the season with the help of #1 doubles duo formed by sophomore David Mayhall and freshman Federico Mercado. Freshmen Melissa van Wuijckhuijse, Trivesh Singh, Alexa Mancuso and sophomore Kanda Borgognoni all swept their individual singles opponents.

The Wolf Pack prevented both Louisiana College squads from earning their first victory of the season.

Loyola will close their three-match homestand with a 3 p.m. contest on Tuesday, March 18 when they host Baker University at the City Park Tennis Center.

Loyola women vs. LC (W, 9-0)

Women’s doubles vs. LC:
de Baroncelli/Borgognoni def. Alex Marlin/Corey Dixon (LC) 8-2
van Wuijckhuijse/Rosales def. Pam Usry/Angelica Rios (LC) 8-0
Dejoie/Mancuso def. LC (Default)

Women’s singles vs. LC:
de Baroncelli def. Marlin 6-1, 6-1
Borgognoni def. Usry 6-0, 6-0
van Wuijckhuijse def. Dixon 6-0, 6-0
Dejoie def. Rios 6-1, 6-0
Mancuso def. Taylor Payne (LC) 6-0, 6-0
Rosales def. LC (Default)

Loyola men vs. LC (W, 9-0)

Men’s doubles vs. LC:
Mayhall/Mercado def. Wes Twiner/Chris Verzwyvelt (LC) 8-0
Guayasamin/Singh def. Dillon Harper/James Clayton (LC) 8-4
Garcia/Benjamin def. LC (Default)

Men’s singles vs. LC:
Singh def. Harper 6-0, 6-0
Mercado def. Clayton 6-2, 6-0
Mayhall def. Twiner 6-0, 6-1
Guayasamin def. Verzwyvelt 6-3, 3-6 (10-8)
Benjamin def. Andrew Sylvester (LC) 6-3, 7-5
Garcia def. LC (Default)

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