Tennis drops regular season finale but makes the playoffs


Loyola tennis player prepares to serve the ball. The tennis team is preparing for the conference championships on April 20. Photo credit: Alliciyia George

Andres Fuentes

The Loyola men’s and women’s team both suffer loses on the road versus Mississippi College, but land spots in the SSAC Championship tournament.

The men’s team fell in a close match up, 4-5, and the women’s team went scoreless.

Ernesto de Diego, Alexander DePascual, and Sean Presti took home wins in singles play. DePascual teamed up with Galileo Cabrales to score the only doubles win.

The men’s team finished the season with a 8-10 record, tied for the most in school history. The squad will play as the No. 5 seed and will face No. 4 Middle Georgia on April 20.

The women’s team had a program best 7-12 record and notched the first ever playoff appearance. They will face No. 2 Mobile on April 20.