Sea Gulls win season opener over Moravian

Sea Gulls win season opener over Moravian

SALISBURY, Md. - The Salisbury University women's tennis team got into the swing of things on Saturday in the season opener for the Sea Gulls at the Indoor Tennis Center. Salisbury came away with a 7-2 non-conference victory against Moravian College.

Salisbury (1-0), ranked No. 9 in the Atlantic South region, swept the doubles competition and only lost two singles matches to secure the victory over the Greyhounds (4-3).

Juniors Jackie Burr and Kristen King defeated Moravian's No. 1 doubles team of Jami Fein and Dyana Swan 8-4. Fellow juniors Kelly Fahrner and Rachel Iosue followed with an 8-6 victory at No. 2 doubles over MaryKate Kelly and Kerry McKinley. The final doubles win came from senior Robyn Wendell and sophomore Angela Tenaglia who beat Melissa Emery and Anna Meola, 8-2.

The Sea Gulls won four of the six singles matches. SU had three straight set wins as Iosue beat Swan 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2 singles, King defeated Alexandra Hay by the same score at No. 5 singles and Tenaglia took down Brianna Kavanagh 6-0, 6-2 at No. 6 singles. Salisbury's other point came from Fahrner at No. 3 singles as she needed three sets to take down Kelly 6-4, 1-6, 10-7. Moravian's points were won by Fein at No. 1 singles as she beat Burr 6-2, 6-2 and McKinley at No. 4 singles who defeated Wendell 4-6, 6-2, 10-6.

SU is slated to travel to Swarthmore College on Sunday, March 1, for another non-conference match.

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