Sea Gull tennis teams defeat Washington College; Men 7-2, Women 8-1
CHESTERTOWN, Md. - The Salisbury University tennis teams didn't have to go far from home on Wednesday afternoon to pick up wins, defeating Washington (Md.) College. The men's team won 7-2 and the women's team was victorious 8-1, as each team now has won back-to-back matches.
Men: Salisbury 7, Washington 2
Salisbury (11-4) jumped out to a 2-1 lead after doubles play and dropped a solo singles match to pick up the win.
The Sea Gulls dropped a combined four games from the top half of the singles lineup to secure the match. Albers won the No. 1 matchup without dropping a game over Vishnu Rajes. Spangler would drop a game in the first set and not another to win from the No. 2 spot.
Vrahnos would win in the No. 3 spot, as he took a clean first set and won the second 6-3.
Shane Gunther would again faceoff against Holtschneider in the No. 4 slot and batteld to get the win. Gunther dropped the first set 6-0 and needed extra games to claim the second set, 7-5. The two would play a super-tiebreaker, with Gunther coming out victorious 10-6.
Shane Gunther would round out singles play with a victory in the No. 6 spot, winning 6-1 in the first set and needing a tiebreaker to claim the second set, 7-6 (7-3).
The Shoremen picked up their point in singles play from the No. 5 position, as Jeremy Novick defeated McGaffney 6-1, 7-5.
Women: Salisbury 8, Washington 1
The Sea Gulls would gain the early advantage after doubles play, as they did not drop any of the three matchups.
Salisbury (10-7) would take the No. 2 and No. 3 matches by dropping just one game. In the No. 2 spot, juniors Allison Lutz and Katie Youlios won 8-0, while junior Sam Babo and freshman Claudia Lohn were victorious in the No. 3 spot, 8-1.
The Sea Gulls were able to roll through many of the singles matches as well, with a battle at the top of the lineup.
Youlios was victorious from the No. 3 spot, 6-1, 6-2, over Washington's (3-10) Emily Evans. Her doubles partner, Lutz, dropped a game in the first set and swept the second set to win the No. 4 matchup.
Neither Lohn, in the No. 5 spot, and Babo, from the No. 6 position, dropped a game in either set to pick up 6-0, 6-0 singles wins.
Savage, the No. 12 player in the Atlantic South rankings, took on Weaver, ranked two spots ahead of her, in the No. 1 singles matchup. The two battled back and forth, as expected from two tightly ranked opponents.
Weaver would take the first set 6-2 and Savage answered with a 6-4 second set victory. The two would play a back-and-forth super-tiebreaker to decide the matchup, which Weaver would take 10-7 for the lone Washington point of the match.
Alban picked up a victory by default from the No. 2 slot.
Both teams will be in action tomorrow, traveling to Pennsylvania to take on Elizabethtown College. Those matches are scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.