(Mobile, AL) Loyola University New Orleans men’s and women’s tennis both fell to fellow Jesuit rival Spring Hill College on Friday in Mobile, Alabama. The women’s team (0-3) fell 9-0 to their fellow SSAC school. The men’s team (0-3) put up quite a battle in falling 5-4 to Spring Hill.
The Wolf Pack men started the day by picking up two out of three points in doubles. Tarun Surat and Jaron Belcher defeated Arias and Lyons at number one doubles and Joshua Laviolette teamed with Mobile native David Mayhall to defeat Schwartzberg and Neu at number two doubles. Surat continued the strong start to his season by defeating Defraites at the top singles spot. Surat is now 2-1 in singles matches. Mayhall helped provide a second crucial point by defeating Arias at the number four singles spot. Mayhall battled hard, winning a three set match 6-2, 2-6, 6-2. Jaron Belcher came close to winning the match for the Wolf Pack by winning the second set at number two singles. He battled hard to force the tiebreaker, but fell 7-3.
“Our team battled really hard today. The men almost pulled out a victory as David Mayhall picked up two very important victories in his hometown,” said head coach Zubin Engineer. “The women fought but couldn’t quite pull out some wins.”
Both the Spring Hill men and women were playing their first match of the 2013 season and moved to 1-0.
The Wolf Pack will have two matches on Saturday, Feburary 9th as they play the University of Mobile and Emmanuel at 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. respectively.
Loyola vs. Spring Hill
Mobile Tennis Center
Loyola 4 Spring Hill 5
Surat/Belcher (LU) def. Arias/Lyons (SH) 8-4
Laviolette/Mayhall (LU) def. Schwartzberg/Neu (SH) 8-6
Schultz/Defraites (SH) def. Garcia/Jones (LU) 8-5
Tarun Surat (LU) def. Burke Defraites (SH) 6-2, 6-0
Jacob Neu (SH) def. Jaron Belcher (LU) 6-4, 2-6 (7-3)
Meyer Schwartzberg (SH) def. Joshua Laviolette (LU) 6-2, 6-2
David Mayhall (LU) def. Sebastian Arias (SH) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2
Joshua Schultz (SH) def. Greg Jones (LU) 6-0, 6-1
Jake Lyons (SH) def. Eduardo Garcia (LU) 6-1, 6-0
Loyola 0 Spring Hill 9
Fritscher/Montegut (SH) def. de Baroncelli/Bonnin (LU) 8-3
Michaelis/Castello (SH) def. Borgognoni/Krtalic (LU) 8-2
Hitt/Leeds (SH) def Keene/Dejoie (LU) 8-1
Shelby Fritscher (SH) def. Meghan de Baroncelli (LU) 6-2, 6-1
Tara Montegut (SH) def. Kanda Borgognoni (LU) 6-4, 6-2
Elise Michaelis (SH) def. Frances Bonnin (LU) 6-1, 6-3
Monica Castello (SH) def. Christiana Krtalic (LU) 6-1, 6-1
Caroline Hitt (SH) def. Chelsea Keene (LU) 6-1, 6-0
Maggie Leeds (SH) def. Wesley Dejoie (LU) 6-1, 6-1