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Women’s Tennis Wraps Up the Fall Season with Loyola Greyhounds Tennis Classic


The fall season came to a close for the women’s tennis team on Sunday, as the Greyhounds Women’s Tennis Classic tournament yielded impressive results against Towson University and U.S. Military Academy. 

The environment on the courts last weekend was electric, as Kateri Martin ’21 and Abby Thornton ’21 took second overall, falling just short in doubles and singles to Caroline Vincent and Ana Joyner of Army in the championship matchup.

Martin and Thornton downed a Towson team in their first matchup on Friday with a 6-1 doubles win; a victorious 6-0, 6-1 singles score from Martin; and 6-0, 6-0 singles win from Thornton. The pair then faced a team from Army in the quarterfinals, using their doubles 6-0 score to propel them forward to win the matchup and advance to the semifinals. 

Abby Decker ’22 and Sandra Aguirre ’22 won their opening match against Towson 2-1. The pair accomplished a 6-4 win in doubles and then won both of their singles to advance to the next round. The duo lost in the quarterfinals but rallied against another Tigers team to finish sixth overall in the tournament. 

“I realized this weekend that we can take any team in the Patriot League. I think this tournament was a confidence boost going into the spring season,” Decker said about their results. 

Genevieve Wurtz ’22 and Brooke Santoriello ’22 fell in their first-round matchup but swept Towson in their quarterfinal’s consolation match with a score of 3-0 overall, winning both the doubles and singles matches. The duo advanced to the consolation final where they fell to another Towson team. 

Every matchup was competitive, and the Greyhounds rallied each day with the help of their teammates.

“I’m happy with the consistent support that we exhibited throughout each match. We worked together as [a] cohesive team, so much so that even when players were on [the] court playing their match, the remaining teammates would go out on [the] court to lend their encouragement and support,” Decker said when reflecting on last weekend and the spirit of the women’s tennis team. 

This marks the end of the fall season for women’s tennis but look for their return to the courts this spring.

Featured Image Courtesy of Loyola Athletics.

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