Loyola women’s tennis finds success on day one, falls on day two of tournament

Sat, 09/28/2013

(New Orleans, La.) Junior Meghan de Baroncelli, sophomores Wesley Dejoie and Kanda Borgognoni and freshman Alexa Mancuso earned victories on the first day, but were edged on the second day of tournament action at the NAIA South, USTA/ITA Small College Regional Championship hosted by Xavier University at the City Park Pepsi Tennis Center.

De Baroncelli defeated Joy Bethea of Belhaven 6-0, 6-0 on Friday and went on to top Georgia Gwinnett’s Victoria Svennson Saturday morning 6-7 (2-7), 6-1, 1-0 (10-2) in the women’s singles main draw. She participated in the quarterfinals this afternoon where she was taken down by top seed Jade Curtis of Auburn Montgomery 6-1, 6-0.

Dejoie swept Ashley McLendon of Belhaven 6-0, 6-1 in women’s singles, but later fell to Auburn Montgomery’s fourth seeded Chanel Cunningham. Mancuso nabbed a victory in the women’s singles consolation over McLendon, but fell to Belhaven’s Katie Campbell 8-2. De Baroncelli and Borgognoni took home an 8-4 doubles victory over McLendon and Campbell. The duo fell to Curtis and Cunningham 8-2 this afternoon in the quarterfinals.

Men’s singles main draw

Kevin Chaouat (Xavier) defeated David Mayhall (Loyola) 6-0, 6-2

Philipp Mueller (William Carey) defeated Emmanuel Benjamin (Loyola) 6-0, 6-0

Evgeny Silitski (Georgia Gwinnett) defeated Eduardo Garcia (Loyola) 6-0, 6-0

Jordan Harrell (Xavier) defeated Federico Mercado (Loyola) 6-1, 6-1

Men’s singles consolation

Alonso Trevizo (Point) defeated Emmanuel Benjamin (Loyola) 8-2

Zach Sheeler (Point) defeated Federico Mercado (Loyola) by default

Men’s doubles main draw

Lachlan Puyol-Jim Scott (Belhaven) defeated David Mayhall-Federico Mercado (Loyola) by default

Philipp Mayer-Michael Vetter (William Carey) defeated Eduardo Garcia-Emmanuel Benjamin (Loyola) 8-0

Women’s singles main draw

Stephanie Smith (Belhaven) defeated Chelsea Keene (Loyola) 3-0

Luma Schwab (Georgia Gwinnett) defeated Kanda Borgognoni (Loyola) 6-1, 6-2

Becky Rivera (Point) defeated Alexa Mancuso (Loyola) 6-3, 6-3

Women’s singles consolation

Katie Campbell (Belhaven) defeated Kanda Borgognoni (Loyola) 8-3

Women’s doubles main draw

Abigail Watkins-Joy Bethea (Belhaven) defeated Wesley Dejoie-Chelsea Keene (Loyola) by default

Rachel Jefcoat-Stephanie Smith (Belhaven) defeated Alexa Mancuso-Lauren Rosales (Loyola) 8-3


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