Sea Gulls drop contests against Sewanee; Men 7-2, Women 9-0

Sea Gulls drop contests against Sewanee; Men 7-2, Women 9-0

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Salisbury University tennis teams continued its spring break trip with matches against Sewanee: The University of the South. The men's team dropped its match 7-2, while the women's team was defeated 9-0.

Men: Sewanee 7, Salisbury 2

Salisbury (4-3) picked up single points in singles and doubles play. The Sea Gulls' top team, junior Daniel Albers and sophomore Eric Spangler, picked up an 8-3 win.

Senior Shane Gunther and brother, sophomore Shanon Gunther, played a tight match but dropped the tilt 8-5.

The Sea Gulls got their lone win in singles play from the No. 5 position, with sophomore Matthew McGaffney picked up a 6-3, 7-6 (10-8) victory.

Albers, in the No. 1 spot, and Spangler, behind him in the No. 2 position, dropped their singles matches to the same players they played in doubles, Sewanee's (4-3) Avery Schober and Connor Winkler, 6-3, 6-4 and 6-4, 6-4, respectively.

Junior Demetri Vrahnos dropped a close contest, 7-5, 6-4, to Rand Jackson of the Tigers.

Women: No. 15 Sewanee 9, Salisbury 0

Salisbury (4-4) battled one of the best teams in the nation, nearly taking matches in both singles and doubles.

The team of juniors Allison Lutz and Katie Youlios pushed their Sewanee (10-2) counterparts in the No. 2 doubles position to the limit but dropped their match 8-6.

In singles play, sophomore Natalie Savage and freshman Claudia Lohn each pushed their opponents to a third set. In the No. 1 spot, Savage lost 6-4, 1-6, 10-5, while Lohn dropped the No. 5 matchup 6-3, 4-6, 11-9.

Junior Sam Babo battled her opponent in the No. 6 spot but fell 6-4, 6-4.

Both teams will conclude their spring break trip tomorrow. The men's team will take on Hope International University at 1:30 p.m., eastern time, while the women's team will battle Whittier College at 2 p.m.

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