Loyola women’s tennis victorious in Alabama

Sat, 02/15/2014

(Mobile, Ala.) The Loyola University New Orleans women’s tennis team picked up the sole Wolf Pack victory of the day versus Spring Hill College as the men’s and women’s squads took on the Badgers and the University of Mobile this afternoon.

The Wolf Pack women (2-4, 1-2 SSAC) defeated the Badgers (0-1, 0-1 SSAC), 8-1 in their first match of the day, but later fell to the Rams (1-0, 1-0 SSAC) 0-9.

The Loyola men’s squad (1-5, 0-3 SSAC) narrowly missed a victory, falling to the Badgers 5-4. Freshman Federico Mercado and sophomore David Mayhall picked up a doubles victory and both won their respective singles matches. Junior Emmanuel Benjamin also earned a singles win for the Pack. The men’s team was swept by the Rams (1-0, 1-0 SSAC).

The Wolf Pack men and women will return to Mobile on Friday, Feb. 21 for a 9 a.m. match with Emmanuel College and a 2 p.m. start versus Southern Wesleyan University.

Loyola 8, Spring Hill 1

Women’s doubles:

Meghan de Baroncelli/ Kanda Borgognoni def. Elise Michaelis/Maggie Leeds (SH) 8-1
Lauren Rosales/Melissa van Wuijckhuijse def. Kate Sotolongo/Megan Gietl (SH) 8-5
Wesley Dejoie/Alexa Mancuso def. Spring Hill (Default)

Women’s singles:

de Baroncelli def. Michaelis (SH) 6-0, 6-0
Borgognoni def. Sotolongo (SH) 6-2, 6-1
van Wuijckhuijse def. Leeds (SH) 6-2, 6-2
Gietl (SH) def. Dejoie 6-4, 5-7, 10-6
Mancuso def. Allison Gmelich (SH) 6-2, 6-2
Rosales def. Spring Hill (Default)

Mobile 9, Loyola 0

Women’s doubles:

Fabienne Gfrorer/Lea Junggeburth (MOB) def. Meghan de Baroncelli/ Kanda Borgognoni 8-4
Ambria Phillips/Treya Smith (MOB) def. Lauren Rosales/Melissa van Wuijckhuijse 8-1
Marcela Soalheiro/Susan Berner (MOB) def. Wesley Dejoie/Alexa Mancuso (Loyola) 8-1

Women’s singles:

Gfrorer (MOB) def. de Baroncelli 6-4, 6-2
Junggeburth (MOB) def. Borgognoni 6-1, 6-4
Soalheiro (MOB) def. van Wuijckhuijse 7-5, 6-0
Phillips (MOB) def. Dejoie 6-0, 6-0
Jordan Grissom (MOB) def. Mancuso 6-2, 6-2
Susan Berner (MOB) def. Rosales 6-3, 6-4

Spring Hill 5, Loyola 4

Men’s doubles:

Federico Mercado/David Mayhall def. Alejandro Hastings/Sebastian Arias (SH) 8-6
Daniel Piper/John Asmar (SH) def. Trivesh Singh/Marcos Guayasamin 9-7
Lee Leavitt/Sanders Edmondson (SH) def. Eduardo Garcia/Emmaunel Benjamin 9-7

Men’s singles:

Hastings (SH) def. Singh 6-4, 6-2
Mercado def. Arias (SH) 3-6, 6-0 (10-6)
Mayhall def. Piper (SH) 2-6, 6-2 (10-6)
Asmar (SH) def. Guayasamin 6-1, 6-4
Edmonson (SH) def. Garcia 6-1, 6-0
Benjamin def. John Paul Espinosa (SH) 7-6, 4-6 (10-7)

Mobile 9, Loyola 0

Men’s doubles:

Lars Bannink/Nick Van Amerom (MOB) def. Federico Mercado/David Mayhall 8-2
Karlis Stonis/Guilherme Pansera (MOB) def. Trivesh Singh/Eduardo Garcia 8-5
Marcio Murakami/Bruno Marques (MOB) def. Emmanuel Benjamin/Marcos Guayasamin 8-0

Men’s singles:

Bannink (MOB) def. Singh 6-4, 6-4
Stonis (MOB) def. Mercardo 6-4, 6-4
Santiago Quiros (MOB) def. Mayhall 6-2, 6-0
Lucas Tristao (MOB) def. Guayasamin 6-0, 6-0
Van Amerom (MOB) def. Garcia 6-0, 6-1
Pansera (MOB) def. Benjamin 6-0, 6-0

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