Loyola tennis to participate in local tournament

Thu, 09/26/2013

(New Orleans, La.) The Loyola University New Orleans men’s and women’s tennis teams will enter six women and four men into the NAIA South, USTA/ITA Small College Regional Championship hosted by Xavier University. The tournament will take place on Friday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Sept. 29 at the City Park Pepsi Tennis Center in New Orleans.

Ten members of the Wolf Pack tennis teams recently participated in the Big Easy Tennis Classic hosted by the University of New Orleans. Junior Meghan de Baroncelli defeated NCAA Division II competitor Bianca Roberts of Nova Southeastern in her opening match. Sophomores Wesley Dejoie and David Mayhall also recorded day one victories for Loyola.

De Baroncelli and Dejoie will compete for the women’s team this weekend as well as senior Chelsea Keene, sophomore Kanda Borgognoni and freshmen Alexa Mancuso and Lauren Rosales. Representing the men’s squad will be Mayhall, juniors Tony Benjamin and Eduardo Garcia, and freshman Federico Mercado.

The singles and doubles champions from this weekend’s event will earn an automatic entry to the 2013 USTA/ITA National Small College Championship to be held at the Three Oaks Tennis Center in Fort Meyers, Fl. on Oct. 10 to Oct. 13.

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