CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Salisbury University women's tennis team dropped its first match of the season on Tuesday as the Sea Gulls were defeated 6-3 by No. 20 Sewanee-The University of the South at the Pomona College South Courts in Claremont, Calif. The match marked Salisbury's second day of action on its annual Spring Break trip.
Salisbury (5-1), ranked ninth in the Atlantic South region, began the contest in great fashion as the Sea Gulls won two-of-three doubles matches. SU lost the opening match when senior Robyn Wendell and sophomore Angela Tenaglia were defeated by Laura Szyperski and Devin Tellatin, 8-3. SU would rebound though with victories at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles. Senior Anna Marie Kable and junior Jackie Burr pinned an 8-4 decision on Jordan Casey and Michelle Flume at No. 1 doubles to even the score, 1-1. At No. 2 doubles, juniors Kelly Fahrner and Rachel Iosue won a 7-2 tie-breaker as the pair defeated Shannon Logsdon and Abby Rudd, 9-8.
Sewanee (8-3), ranked fifth in the Atlantic South region, picked up five victories in the singles portion as the Tigers won four matches in consecutive sets. Sewanee's Lindsay Williams defeated junior Kristen King at No. 6 singles 6-1, 6-1 and was followed by a Logsdon victory over Kable at No. 4 singles 6-3, 6-1. The Tigers continued to pour on the pressure as Casey defeated Burr 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 singles and Derry Robinson dropped Wendell 6-2, 6-1 at No. 5 singles. The lone win in singles for SU was produced by Iosue who won 6-4, 4-6, 12-10 over Tellatin in No. 2 singles.
The Sea Gulls look to get back their winning ways on Wednesday, March 18, with a match against Colorado College at 1 p.m.