CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Salisbury University women's tennis team took a 9-0 defeat at the hands of Sewanee: The University of the South on Wednesday morning.
The Sea Gulls, playing in their penultimate match of the spring trip to California, won five games in doubles play with sophomore Claudia Lohn and freshman Charlotte Walker falling 8-3 at No. 2, while senior Katie Youlios and Natalie Savage, at No. 1, and senior Allison Lutz and freshman Megan Soderlund, at No. 3, each took 8-1 losses.
Sewanee collected all six singles matches, but not without a fight from Salisbury (6-3).
Savage, in the top spot, nearly pulled off the first set, falling 7-5, 6-3, while Lutz fell 6-1 in the opening set at No. 5, before forcing a tie breaker in the second, but fell 7-3 in the tie-breaker for the 7-6 loss in the set.
Youlios suffered a 6-1, 6-4 loss at No. 2, while Lohn was beaten 6-2, 6-1 at No. 3 and Soderlund dropped a 6-0, 6-3 decision at No. 4. At the No. 6 singles match, Walker fell 6-1, 6-1.
The Sea Gulls conclude their trip to California for spring break on Thursday, March 19, taking on Denison University in a match scheduled to begin at noon, eastern time.