Women's tennis dominates in 9-0 victory over Franklin & Marshall

Women's tennis dominates in 9-0 victory over Franklin & Marshall

LANCASTER, Pa. - The Salisbury University women's tennis team earned its 14th straight victory, 9-0, at Franklin & Marshall College Saturday afternoon. With the victory, the Sea Gulls extend their winning streak to 14 matches, which is the longest in school history.

The maroon and gold won all three doubles matches as freshman Natalie Savage and sophomore Roxanne Alban collected an 8-3 win at No. 1 and senior Elaina Iosue and sophomore Katie Youlios dominated for an 8-2 decision at No. 2.

Junior Jessica Babyak and senior Victoria Handlin battled for an 8-6 win at No. 3.

The Sea Gulls (14-2), ranked No. 8 in the Atlantic South Region, completed the clean sweep with victories in all six singles matches. Savage earned a 6-3, 6-0 win at No. 1 while Iosue rolled 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2.

The closest match of the afternoon came at No. 3 as Alban triumphed for a three-set win 6-3, 3-6, 11-9 in the third set super tie-breaker.

Youlios breezed to a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 4, while Handlin notched a straight-set 6-2, 6-2 victory at No. 5. Babyak also earned a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 6.

The Sea Gulls will return home Tuesday to battle Christopher Newport University and look to continue their impressive play. The Captains are ranked No. 14 in the Atlantic South region. The match is slated to begin at 3:30 p.m., at the SU Tennis Courts.

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