New Orleans, La.- The inclement weather in the Gulf South has forced the Loyola men’s and women’s tennis teams to alter their schedule for Saturday. The Wolfpack will still open their season with Tougaloo College at 10 a.m. at the University of New Orleans Tennis Center, but the scheduled match against Belhaven in the afternoon has been postponed. A make up date has not yet been set in the SSAC tilt against the Blazers.
The Wolfpack was slated to open the season last weekend against cross town rival Xavier, but those matches were also rained out.
This year marks the first season LU’s men’s tennis program will compete, under the guidance of Zubin Engineer, who began coaching the women’s team last year.
The women’s team is led by returning number one singles player Claire Landry, who transferred to LU from NCAA Division I Lipscomb. Landry is a former high school state doubles champion. Frances Bonnin and Katie Beargie are among the other Wolfpack players who look to have a major impact in 2011.
Having to build the team from scratch, Coach Engineer has a solid men’s squad this season, including seniors Brian Pena and Jordan Hunting, as well as junior Christian Manrubia. Pena was one of the top junior players in Louisiana, and will compete for the ’Pack at the number one singles position.
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