Salisbury pushes aside Muhlenberg, 6-3

Salisbury pushes aside Muhlenberg, 6-3

SALISBURY, Md. - The Salisbury University women's tennis team recorded a 6-3 in-region win over Muhlenberg College at home on Sunday afternoon in a non-conference match.

Salisbury (13-4) got off to a strong start as the Sea Gulls picked up two points in doubles play to lead 2-1 over Muhlenberg (7-4) going into singles.

SU's No. 1 doubles team of junior Anna Marie Kable and sophomore Jackie Burr defeated Muhlenberg's top pair of Caitie Druker and Sara Sutker, 8-4. Salisbury sophomores Kelly Fahrner and Rachel Iosue won by the same 8-4 margin at No. 3 doubles. The only loss the Sea Gulls suffered in doubles was at No. 2 doubles as juniors Hannah Parsons and Robyn Wendell fell to the Mule's tandem of Danielle Winston and Lindsay Schmidt, 8-9, 2-7.

As the temperature dropped and dark clouds rolled in the Sea Gulls sealed the victory before threatening rain showers began. Wendell's victory at four over Winston, 6-2, 1-6, 7-5, was the fifth point for the maroon and gold and clinched the win. The Sea Gulls won at third, fourth, fifth and sixth singles. Muhlenberg won at No. 1 and No. 2 singles. In singles play, the Sea Gulls received third set tiebreaking wins from Wendell and Parsons (No. 6 singles).

Salisbury will next compete in the 2008 Capital Athletic Conference tournament, that begins next week, as the No. 2 seed. The Sea Gulls also have a non-conference road match against Christopher Newport University on Tuesday, April 15, at 3:30 p.m.

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