WHITTIER, Calif. – The Salisbury University men's tennis team dropped its California finale on Thursday night, falling at Whittier College, 6-3.
The Poets (8-6) picked up three points in doubles play, though Salisbury was able to win at least five games in two of the matches. Freshmen Colt Williamson and Ian Siew fell at the No. 1 spot, 8-6, while senior Grant Hudson and freshman Patrick MacLean dropped an 8-5 decision at No. 2 and sophomore Andrew Rainger and freshman Garrett Malave lost at the No. 3 spot, 8-0.
The teams split the six singles matches, with Salisbury (10-2) picking up the even-numbered contests. Siew won at the No. 2 spot 6-4, 6-4, with MacLean winning 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 at No. 4 and freshman Matthew Ryan claiming a 7-6 (9-7), 6-4 win at No. 6.
Williamson lost in three sets at the No. 1 spot 6-4, 5-7, 6-3, with Hudson falling 7-6 (7-5), 6-0 at No. 3 and Rainger dropping a 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) contest at No. 5.
The Sea Gulls are back home on Tuesday, March 28, taking on No. 32 Pacific (Ore.) University beginning at 4 p.m.