CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Salisbury University women's tennis team overcame an early deficit to post a 6-3 victory over Colorado College on Wednesday at the Hotel Claremont Tennis Center in Claremont, Calif. The match marked Salisbury's third day of competition on its annual Spring Break trip.
Salisbury (6-1), ranked ninth in the Atlantic South region, posted its sixth win of the season but had to rebound from a 2-1 Tiger advantage after doubles. SU began the contest with a victory at No. 1 doubles when junior Jackie Burr and senior Anna Marie Kable edged out Jordan Evans and Britt Swenson, 8-6. The Tigers used consecutive victories to swing the advantage in their favor as the teams went into singles play. Sally Bryant and Erin Yamamoto defeated sophomore Angela Tenaglia and senior Robyn Wendell 8-5 at No. 3 doubles while Kelsey Smith and Deanna Thirkell won 9-7 over the junior duo of Kelly Fahrner and Rachel Iosue at second doubles.
Colorado College (3-2) began singles where it left off in doubles as the Tigers posted a victory in the first match as Swenson knocked off Kable in straight sets 6-2, 6-0 at No. 4 singles. Salisbury didn't let up as the Sea Gulls reeled off five straight victories to win the match. Iosue began the rally as she won 6-2, 6-0 over Smith at No. 2 singles. Wendell followed with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Bryant at No. 5 singles and Fahrner registered a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Thirkell at No. 4 singles. The final two Sea Gull victories came from junior Kristen King who won 6-0, 6-2 over Vita Emery at No. 6 singles and Burr who won 1-6, 6-0, 6-0 at first singles.
Salisbury heads into its final day of action on its Spring Break trip with a match against Cal Lutheran University on Thursday, March 19, at 2 p.m.