Loyola Tennis Teams Fall to Nationally Ranked William Carey

Sat, 03/24/2012

NEW ORLEANS, La. - The Loyola University men’s tennis team (1-6) fell to the 11th ranked William Carey Crusaders Saturday afternoon from the University of New Orleans Tennis Complex 9-0 while the women (2-6) also lost 9-0 to the 9th ranked Lady Crusaders.

“Our team played very well against two nationally ranked teams today,” said head coach Zubin Engineer. “We played good points and kept our composure.”

Loyola’s Devon Belcher played very strong against one of the best players in the conference in Jody Classen in the no. 1 singles matchup. After dropping the first set 6-0, Belcher fought hard in the second set but eventually fell 6-2.

On the women’s side, freshman sensation Meghan deBaroncelli played very well against her opponent, Carola Orna, during the no.1 singles match. She pushed Orna to the limit and fought very hard, but lost 6-3 and 6-4.

The teams will return to play on Friday, Mar. 30 at 3 p.m. versus Tougaloo. The match will take place from the University of New Orleans Tennis Complex.

Men’s Doubles
1. Ribalta/ Semal (WCU) def. Peña/ Laviolette (LU): 8-1
2. Hidass/ Visser (WCU) def. Farnham/ Belcher (LU): 8-2
3. Keppeler/ Lacko (WCU) def. Garcia/ Benjamin (LU): 8-1

Men’s Singles
1. Jody Classen (WCU) def. Devon Belcher (LU):6-0, 6-2
2. Toni Gauta (WCU) def. Brian Peña (LU): 6-3, 6-2
3. Younes Hidass (WCU)def. Joshua Laviolette(LU): 6-0, 6-3
4. Robin Semal (WCU)def. Matthew Farnham (LU): 6-0, 6-1
5. Alvar Ribalta (WCU) def. Eduardo Garcia (LU): 6-0, 6-0
6. Emmanuel Lacko (WCU) def. Tony Benjamin (LU): 6-0, 6-0

Women’s Doubles
1. Orna/ Collin (WCU) def. deBaroncelli/ Bonnin (LU): 8-1
2. Sprunch/ Vuzem (WCU) def. Keene/ Chater (LU): 8-0
3. Pesic/ Oliviera (WCU) def. Beargie/ Krtalic (LU): 8-2

Women’s Singles
1. Carola Orna (WCU) def. Meghan deBaroncelli (LU): 6-3, 6-4
2. Maja Vuzem (WCU) def. Katie Beargie (LU): 6-0, 6-1
3. Sarah-Maria Spruch (WCU) def. Frances Bonnin (LU):6-0, 6-0
4. Petra Pesic (WCU) def. Caitlyn Chambers (LU): 6-0, 6-0
5. Joyce Oliviera (WCU) def. Chelsea Keene (LU): 6-0, 6-1
6. Malin Collin (WCU) def. Cristiana Krtalic (LU): 6-0, 6-0

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