Broncs fall at Loyola, 7-0
LUTHERVILLE, MD – Loyola took all three doubles flights and all six singles matches to defeat the Rider University men’s tennis team, 7-0, Monday afternoon. With the loss, the Broncs slip to 2-15, while the Greyhounds are now 7-10.
The Broncs were competitive in doubles, pushing the Greyhounds in all three flights. Adam Levi (Princeton Junction, NJ/Pennington School) and Chris Popso (Florence, NJ/Florence) gave Blest Jones and Brett Shriver all they could handle at No. 1 before falling, 7-5. Jeremy Van Herwarde (Sussex, NJ/Pope John XXIII) and Matthew Begley (Pennington, NJ/Hopewell Valley Central) also showed well in a 6-4 loss to Brian Hoffarth and Kyle Gower at No. 3.
“Men’s doubles had chances to get the doubles point,” said Rider Head Coach Doug Potkay. “First doubles were up 5-0.”
In singles, Popso was very competitive in the first set of a 7-5, 6-1, loss to Reid Burch at No. 3, while Griffin Clark (Lititz, PA/Manheim Township) lost a hard-fought battle to Matt Fitzmaurice, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 6. All of the Greyhounds’ six singles victories came in straight sets.
The Broncs return to action Wednesday, when they travel to Monmouth. First serve is scheduled for 3 p.m.
Loyola 7, Rider University 0
1. Jones, Blest (LOYOLA-M) def. Levi, Adam (RID-M) 6-1, 6-1
2. Hoffarth, Brian (LOYOLA-M) def. Gildea, Brandon (RID-M) 6-1, 6-0
3. Burch, Reid (LOYOLA-M) def. Popso, Chris (RID-M) 7-5, 6-1
4. Blessing, Tyler (LOYOLA-M) def. Begley, Matthew (RID-M) 6-0, 6-2
5. Cash, C.J. (LOYOLA-M) def. Van Herwarde, Jeremy (RID-M) 6-1, 6-0
6. Fitzmaurice, Matt (LOYOLA-M) def. Clark, Griffin (RID-M) 6-3, 6-4
Rider University 2-15
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