Sea Gulls spoil Penn State-Abington's Division III debut, record shutout

Sea Gulls spoil Penn State-Abington's Division III debut, record shutout

SALISBURY, Md. - The Salisbury University women's tennis team had its final warm-up Wednesday before heading west to California for Spring Break. The Sea Gulls made quick work of Penn State Abington 9-0 on an overcast cool afternoon at the outdoor courts. The tennis match was the first-ever Division III women's tennis match for Penn State-Abington.

Salisbury (3-0), ranked ninth in the Atlantic South region, was able to mix-up its starting line-up for this match. Freshmen Alix Royston and Amy Worthington made their Sea Gull debuts while senior Lauren Bakker and sophomore Julia Glanz made their first appearances this season for the maroon and gold. Junior Jackie Burr, the CAC Player of the Week, helped to set the tone for the Sea Gulls throughout the day at No. 1 singles and doubles.

SU jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead after doubles as the Sea Gulls only allowed one game. Burr and senior Anna Marie Kable won 8-1 over Christina Dogas and Mariann Wilusz at first doubles. Royston was paired with junior Kristen King at No. 2 doubles and were the first to finish with an 8-0 shutout over Patricia Fernando and Hong Phuong Nguyen. Bakker-Glanz secured the third doubles point with an 8-0 shutout over Jatoe Howard and Bridget Worozbyt.

In singles play, the Sea Gulls won five of the six matches in straight sets. Burr and Glanz did not allow a game in their victories. Burr defeated Wilusz 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles while Glanz defeated Howard by the same score at No. 5 singles. Sophomore Angela Tenaglia and Worthington only allowed one game each in their wins. Tenaglia beat Dogas 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3 singles while Worthington reversed that score against Worozbyt 6-0, 6-1 at No. 6 singles. King won 6-1, 6-1 over Nguyen at No. 2 singles. Royston's match went the distance at No. 4 singles but she pulled out the 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 win over Fernando.

Salisbury will head west this weekend and will play five matches in California. SU's first day of action will be Monday, March 16, with a match against La Verne and one against Whittier.

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