Rider Falls to Loyola in Season Finale

Courtesy: Rider Sports Information
         
Release: April 21, 2014
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College Tennis

Men: Loyola University 7, Rider University 0

Women: Loyola University 7, Rider University 0

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ—The Rider tennis season came to an end Monday with a loss to Loyola University. “The weather was fine, we had a nice crowd, everything was perfect,” said Rider head coach Ed Torres, “except that we lost two matches.”

For the Rider women (1-17) junior Alison Noll (Monmouth Junction/South Brunswick) took the Greyhounds’ number one player to three sets in a two-hour match that was tied at 4-4 in the third set.

“Alison gives everyone a good match and she did that again today,” Torres said of his number one player.  “She had an opportunity to win today against a very good player who has been their number one for three years. It was very even today. A shot or two goes the other way and Alison wins. She can hold her own with anybody.”

For the Rider men (1-20) freshman Matthew Begley (Pennington/Hopewell Valley Central) won five games at sixth singles and freshman Chanton Phan (Perkasie, Pa./Pennridge) won three games at second singles.

“Loyola is traditionally a good team,” said Torres, who completes his 19th season at Rider.  “They moved to the Patriot League and brought in some high level recruits and are better than they were last year. But everyone on our team improved a little bit this year as well.”

Men

#1 Connor Pietrak-Loy  def. Rollie Malfitano-Rid 6-1, 6-1

#2 Harrison Kunkel-Loy  def. Chanton Phan-Rid  6-1, 6-2

#3 Connor Lisco-Loy  def. Nick Lubold-Rid         6-0, 6-1

#4 Greg Olesnycky-Loy  def. Adam Levi-Rid       6-0, 6-0

#5 Jorda Kuchta-Loy  def. Sean Sweeney-Rid     6-1, 6-0

#6 Alex Castro-Loy  def. Matthew Begley-Rid     6-4, 6-1

Kunkel/Lisco-Loy  def. Malfitano/Lubold-Rid       8-2

Olesnycky/Kuchta-Loy  def. Phan/Levi-Rid          8-1

Pietrak/Castro-Loy  def. Sweeney/Begley-Rid     8-1

Women

#1 Megan Hahn-Loy  def. Alison Noll-Rid            6-2, 3-6, 6-4

#2 Haleigh Morgus-Loy def.  Michelle Caravaglio-Rid      6-2, 6-1

#3 Ania Krawiec-Loy  def. Kerrin Toner-Rid         6-0, 6-0

#4 Olivia Ott-Loy  def. Alexandria Extejt-Rid       6-1, 6-0

#5 Emily Hughes-Loy  def. Leonora Paul-Rid      6-0, 6-0

#6 Tiffany Ash-Loy  def. Kim Leder-Rid              6-1, 6-2

Hahn/Ott-Loy  def. Noll/Toner-Rid                       8-1

Morgus/Hughes-Loy  def. Caravaglio/Extejt-Rid  8-0

Ash/Alexander Billups-Loy  def. Paul/Leder-Rid  8-1

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