Tennis teams drop matches in California; close out trip on Thursday

Tennis teams drop matches in California; close out trip on Thursday

CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Salisbury University men's and women's tennis teams each dropped matches on Tuesday and Wednesday in California during the teams' spring break trip.

Each team fell against Sewanee: The University of the South on Tuesday; the men fell 7-2, while the women suffered a 9-0 defeat. The men lost on Wednesday to Bowdoin College, 9-0, while the women dropped a 9-0 decision at the University of Redlands.

Senior Daniel Barnas and freshman Daniel Albers collected a 9-8 win, with a 7-5 tie-breaker, at No. 1 doubles against Sewanee while senior Justin Smith, playing at No. 4 singles, collected a 6-2, 6-2 victory for the men (1-4).

Freshman Roxanne Alban forced three sets in her No. 3 singles match for the women (2-6) against No. 18-ranked Sewanee. Alban won the first set against Elizabeth Lucas, 6-3, before Lucas took the second, 6-2, and the third set super tie-breaker, 10-3.

Alban and junior Jillian Poppe, at No. 1 doubles, battled in their match against No. 29 Redlands, but fell 8-6. Freshman Allison Lutz went three sets at No. 6 singles, before falling 6-3, 3-6, 10-5.

Junior Adam Goldberger and Smith also dropped an 8-6 decision at No. 3 doubles against Bowdoin and Smith had one of the stronger showings on the singles side, falling 7-5, 6-2 at No. 5.

The teams will close out their trip on Thursday, March 22. The men will travel to Occidental College and the women will take on Hope International University. Both matches will take place at 5 p.m., eastern time.

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