Gulls fly by Bridgewater, 8-1

Gulls fly by Bridgewater, 8-1

SALISBURY, Md. - The Salisbury University women's tennis team dominated Bridgewater (Va.) College in a non-conference 8-1 win Saturday afternoon at the SU Indoor Tennis Center.

Salisbury junior Anna Marie Kable came through with a win at No. 1 singles over Hilary Teeter 7-6 (8-6), 6-0. Sophomore Kelly Fahrner defeated Marlena Pipkin 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) with a second set tiebreaker at No. 2 singles. Sophomore Rachel Iosue and junior Robyn Wendell dominated No. 3 and 4 singles over Alissa Michael and Jessica Hill 6-0, 6-0 and 6-1, 6-1, respectively. Sophomore Jackie Burr and junior Hannah Parsons fared well against Diana Ricker and Megan Mathis in No. 5 and 6 singles 6-1, 6-4 and 6-1, 6-1, respectively. This was Burr's '08 debut as she has been out the past four matches.

The Sea Gulls (3-2) went 2-for-3 at doubles as Salisbury won at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles. The duo of Burr and Kable defeated Bridgewater's No. 1 team of Ricker and Teeter, 8-2. Parsons and Wendell won at No. 3 doubles with an 8-6 win over Michael and Kelly O'Connell. Salisbury lone setback came at No. 2 doubles as Bridgewater's team of Hill and Pipken won 8-4 over Fahrner and Iosue.

Salisbury will close out its weekend with a road match at Chowan University on Sunday, March 9, at 2 p.m.

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