Baltimore, Md. (September 29, 2018) - The Mount St. Mary's duo of Alexa Quintanilla and Taylor Cook moved on to the Finals of the Loyola Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The Mount duo of Hannah Davis and Megan Smith moved on to the Finals of the North bracket and the duo of Emma Blake and Mia Pittman moved on to the Finals of the Southwest bracket.
The invitational is a 'Points of the Compass' format, with each team consisting of two players and each round consisting of a doubles match and two singles matches. The winner of the best-of-three advances to the next round.
Quintanilla and Cook took down the Loyola duo of Alexandria Agee and Chloe Boustany 3-0 in the Quarterfinals and topped George Mason's pairing of Hannah Harrod and Jackie Nannery 3-0 in the Semifinals. Quintanilla and Cook defeated Agee and Boustany 6-1 in the doubles match and the two Mountaineers topped the two Greyhounds in each of the singles matches in the Quarterfinals. In the Semifinals, Quintanilla and Cook downed Harrod and Nannery 6-2 in doubles action while Quintanilla edged Harrod 7-6, 4-6, 10-7 in the first singles match and Cook defeated Nannery 6-3, 6-4. The Mount St. Mary's duo will take on Loyola's Kateri Martin and Abigail Thornton in the Finals.
The Mount pairing of Hannah Davis and Megan Smith were defeated by Loyola's Martin and Thornton 3-0 in the Quarterfinals but topped the Loyola duo of Agee and Boustany 2-1 in the Semifinals of the North bracket. In the Quarterfinals, Davis and Smith were topped by Martin and Thornton 6-1 in doubles action while Davis was topped by Martin 6-1, 6-4 in the first singles match and Smith was downed by Thornton 6-0, 6-1 in the second singles match. In the Semifinals of the North bracket, the Mount duo edged the Loyola pairing 6-3 in the doubles match and Smith topped Boustany 6-3 in singles competition but Davis was defeated by Agee 8-5 in the second singles match. Davis and Smith will battle Dhanya Asokumar and Anya Gunewardena from Johns Hopkins in the Finals of the North bracket.
The third Mount pairing of Emma Blake and Mia Pittman were topped by Johns Hopkins' Sophia Strickland 3-0 and Evelyn Chang in the Consolation Quarterfinals. In the Semifinals of the South bracket, the Mount duo was edged 2-1 by the Johns Hopkins' duo of Margo Gerke and Meg Chein. Blake and Pittman will meet Sophie Saland and Lilian Oliver from Johns Hopkins in the Finals of the Southwest bracket.
The Final rounds of the Loyola Invitational will finish up tomorrow, September 30.