SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University men's and women's tennis teams each earned solid 8-1 victories against the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore on Tuesday afternoon.
The game was delayed by one hour due to storms that swept across the peninsula, but the Sea Gulls wasted no time once they stepped onto the court. After sweeping all three doubles matches by scores of 8-0, the women (9-2, 3-1 Capital Athletic Conference) set their sights on singles play; a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 2 by sophomore Elaina Iosue was the Sea Gulls' first singles match victory of the afternoon, followed closely by a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 3 by senior Angela Tenaglia and a rock-solid 6-2, 6-0 victory at No. 4 by freshman Jessica Babyak. Senior Amy Matonak earned a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 5 singles; Salisbury's only loss of the day, at No. 1 singles, was a result of an injury that forced sophomore Jillian Poppe to retire even though she was leading 7-5, 5-0.
The men (10-4, 3-1 CAC) also saw great success on the court. Their only loss of the day was a narrow 8-6 defeat at No. 3 doubles. Senior Kyle Schneck dominated his No. 5 singles match, earning a 6-0, 6-1 victory. Sophomore Henry Stuhler remains unbeaten in singles play, earning another win at No. 3 singles.
The Sea Gulls will look to continue their success, this time on the road, as they travel to conference opponent St. Mary's (Md.) College for a match tomorrow (April 5) at 3:30 p.m.