Salisbury rolls Chowan in tennis

MURFREESBORO, N.C. - The Salisbury University tennis program swept Chowan University on Sunday with back-to-back routs in men's and women's tennis. The Sea Gulls won 9-0 in the women's match and 8-1 in the men's match.

The Salisbury women's team (4-2) swept every singles match, except No. 1 singles, by the perfect score of 6-0, 6-0. Sophomore Kelly Fahrner won at No. 1 singles for the Sea Gulls with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Chowan's Mary Tolson.  In women's doubles, the Sea Gulls won at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles by the score of 8-1. Junior Lauren Bakker and freshman Angela Tenglia won at No. 3 doubles for SU with an 8-0 victory.

On the men's side, the Sea Gulls (5-0), swept the singles matches but dropped a doubles match to the Hawks. Junior Matt Nicholson went three sets against Chowan's Darick Gilman in No. 1 singles but came away with the 4-6, 6-0, 6-2 win. Sophomore Marcus Robinson and freshman Andrew Nottage lost their first doubles match of the '08 season as Chowan's Adam Moneypenny and Jonathan Walker won 9-8 with a 7-4 tiebreaker.

Salisbury is on the road this week as the Sea Gulls travel to Virginia Wesleyan College (Tuesday, March 11) and York (Pa.) College (Friday, March 14) before leaving for California on Spring Break.

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