Cardinals suffer first loss of 2011-12 to Division I Loyola (Md.)

WASHINGTON - CUA suffered it first loss of the 2011-12 academic year on Wednesday, falling to Division I Loyola (Md.) 9-0 at the CUA Tennis Courts.  The loss is the Cardinals first since April 26, 2011.

CUA’s Cassian Utrie dropped a 6-0, 6-3 decision to Keyan Sanai at first singles, while Jean Paul Roman was upended by Pierce Norton 7-6, 6-2 at the second flight.

At third singles, Brian Bradley was defeated by Kevin Zingler 6-2, 6-1 and at fourth singles, Loyola’s Bobby Gorczakowski upended Joe Peters 6-2, 6-4.

Rounding out the singles competition were Connor Lisco, who defeated CUA’s Kyle Kramer 6-1, 6-0 and Harrison Kunkel, who upended Schuyler Hayward 6-0, 6-4 at the sixth flight.

At first doubles, Norton and Zingler came out on top 8-5 vs. Utrie and Roman.  At second doubles, Sanai and Gorczakowski won an 8-3 decision against Peters and Kramer.

Connor and Kunkel then defeated CUA’s Bradley and Hayward 8-2 at the third flight.

The Cardinals open their 2012 Landmark Conference schedule this weekend when CUA faces Susquehanna on Saturday afternoon.  Start time from Selinsgrove, Pa. is set for 1 p.m.

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