SALISBURY, Md. - The second-seed Salisbury University women's tennis team advanced to Thursday's Capital Athletic Conference tournament semifinal round after the Sea Gulls blanked Wesley College, 9-0, on Monday in a first round match. Salisbury will host third-seed St. Mary's (Md.) College, who defeated sixth-seed Villa Julie College 7-2 in another first round match.
The Sea Gulls (14-4) breezed through their match of one hour and 40 minutes with three 8-0 wins at doubles followed by a sweep in singles play where Salisbury controlled the Wolverines (2-7) throughout.
Sophomore Rachel Iosue won her first match at No. 1 singles with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Wesley's Lauren Tarver. Junior Robyn Wendell moved up two places to earn her first win this season at second singles. She defeated Rebecca Pennington 6-1, 6-1. Junior Hannah Parsons was on of two Sea Gulls to post a shutout as she won 6-0, 6-0 over Kori Isken at No. 3 singles. Two Sea Gull freshmen won at fourth and fifth singles. Angela Tenaglia and Julia Glanz won 6-1, 6-1 and 6-2, 6-1, respectively. Junior Lauren Bakker completed the shutout with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Wesley's Meghan Sierocinski. Tenaglia (5-0), Glanz (5-0) and Bakker (4-0) remain undefeated in singles play this season.
Salisbury will take a break from the CAC tournament on Tuesday, April 15, as the Sea Gulls travel south to face in-region foe Christopher Newport University at 3:30 p.m.