HAVERFORD, Pa. – The Salisbury University women's tennis team dropped a 7-2 decision at Haverford College on Saturday as the team continues a season-long stretch of five matches away from Salisbury.
The Fords (1-1) earned the three points in doubles play in three close matches. Senior Sage Cole and junior Taylor Cooper went to a tie-breaker in their No. 3 match, the closest of the day, falling 9-8 (7-4), while sophomores Annika Kezman and Julia Kwedi lost 9-7 at No. 1. Sophomore Jordan Schaefer and freshman Sydney Soto fell at No. 2 by an 8-5 score.
It was Kezman and Schaefer who picked up the two points for Salisbury (6-2) in singles play. Schaefer came up with a 7-5, 6-1 win at No. 5 while Kezman picked up a three-set win at No. 1, taking her match 5-7, 7-5, 7-2, with her opponent retiring due to an injury.
Cooper played to a third set at No. 3 singles, falling 2-6, 6-4, 10-5, with Haverford winning the other three points in straight sets. Kwedi at No. 2 and junior Shannon Hickman at No. 6 each dropped 6-2, 6-2 decisions while Soto suffered a 6-1, 6-1 defeat at No. 4.
The Sea Gulls next play on their spring break trip to California, at Occidental College on Sunday, March 18, beginning at 2 p.m., Eastern Time.