Women's tennis picks up 9-0 win in CAC opener against Southern Virginia

Women's tennis picks up 9-0 win in CAC opener against Southern Virginia

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Salisbury University women's tennis team rolled to a 9-0 win against Southern Virginia University on Friday afternoon in a neutral-site Capital Athletic Conference match at the University of Mary Washington.

It marked the first CAC match of the year for the Sea Gulls.

The Sea Gulls opened up with three wins in doubles play as senior Katie Youlios and junior Natalie Savage grabbed an 8-1 win at No. 1 doubles. Sophomore Claudia Lohn and freshman Charlotte Walker prevailed 8-2 at No. 2, and junior Megan Knapp and freshman Megan Soderlund won 8-0 at No. 3.

Salisbury (7-4, 1-0 CAC) picked up all six singles matches, taking five by straight sets. Freshman Sage Cole, in her first career match, picked up a 6-2, 6-4 win at No. 6, while Knapp, in her first action of 2015, collected a win at No. 5. The Salisbury, Maryland native won the first set against Ann Kuroki, 6-2, before dropping the second, 6-3. In the third-set match tie-breaker, Knapp came out on top, 10-3, for the win.

Savage won at No. 1 singles 6-0, 6-0 while Lohn, at No. 2, and Soderlund, at No. 3, each won 6-0, 6-1. Walker rounded out the scoring, winning at No. 4 by a score of 6-1, 6-3.

The Sea Gulls will play another neutral-site match at Mary Washington tomorrow, Saturday, March 28, taking on Frostburg State University beginning at 1 p.m.

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