April 5, 2013

Sea Gulls make it 13 straight with 9-0 victory over Muhlenberg

SALISBURY, Md. - The Salisbury University women's tennis team rolled its 13th straight victory, 9-0, against Muhlenberg College Friday afternoon at the SU Tennis Courts. With the win, the Sea Gulls increased their winning streak to 13 matches, which is the longest in school history.

The maroon and gold, ranked No. 8 in the Atlantic South Region, got on the board quickly in doubles action as junior Jessica Babyak and senior Victoria Handlin dominated at No. 3 with an 8-2 victory. Senior Elaina Iosue and sophomore Katie Youlios followed up minutes later, finishing off an 8-3 win at No. 2.

Freshman Natalie Savage and sophomore Roxanne Alban completed the clean sweep with an 8-2 win over the top pair from Muhlenberg (1-4), Nina Sanders and Emily Szulman.

The Sea Gulls (13-2) did not look back from there, earning victories in all six singles matches. Salisbury did not drop a set in the singles competition. The closest match came at No. 4, as Youlios outlasted Sharen Resnikoff 7-6, 10-8 in the second set tiebreak, after capturing the first, 6-1.

Savage rolled at No. 1, dropping only one game in winning 6-0, 6-1, while Alban needed little time in dispatching Jennifer Goldberg 6-0, 6-2 at No. 3.

Iosue also earned a win at No. 2, 6-3, 6-0, while Babyak rolled at No. 6, dropping only one game early on in the first set on her way to a 6-1, 6-0 victory. At No. 5, Handlin won the first set at love before staving off a challenge in the second from Amanda von Taube, 6-3.

The Sea Gulls will battle to continue their winning ways tomorrow when they travel to Lancaster, Pa. to take on Franklin & Marshall College. The match is slated to begin at 3 p.m.

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