Sea Gulls fall to Division I Towson, 9-0

Sea Gulls fall to Division I Towson, 9-0

SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University women's tennis team dropped a 9-0 decision to Division I Towson University, at the SU Tennis Courts on Sunday afternoon.

The Sea Gulls had strong showings against their lone Division I opponent this season, and Head Coach Doug Neagle, a 2008 inductee into the Salisbury University Athletics Hall of Fame.

In doubles play, the Sea Gulls picked up a game at No. 3, where sophomores Sam Babo and Megan Knapp fell 8-1.

At No. 1 doubles, junior Roxanne Alban and sophomore Natalie Savage broke serve in the first game, but would take an 8-2 defeat, giving the Tigers (4-1) a 3-0 edge after doubles play.

In singles, the Sea Gulls were unable to collect a victory, but saw the closest matches at No. 1 and No. 2 where Savage and Alban nearly came away with points for Salisbury.

Alban, at No. 2, dropped the opening set of her match against Lorena Ferrer, 6-3, before rallying early in the second set. The Annapolis, Md., native took a 4-3 lead in the second set, but Ferrer would come back to win the next three games, and the match.

Savage took control of the first set against Nani Lizana at No. 1 singles early, jumping out to a 4-1 lead and taking the opening set, 6-4. The Port Murray, N.J., native also pulled ahead in the second, leading 3-0, but Lizana came back to force a tie-breaker, winning 7-3, to take the second set, 7-6. Lizana would go on to win the third-set super tie-breaker to finish off the 9-0 Towson victory.

Salisbury will be off for the next week, before returning to action against Franklin & Marshall College next Saturday, March 2.

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