MALIBU, Calif. – The Salisbury University women's tennis team battled No. 12 Sewanee on Wednesday, in a match played at Pepperdine University, falling 9-0.
The Sea Gulls (8-2) saw some of their toughest competition of the year, falling in the three doubles matches to open the day, but putting up a fight in each. Junior Claudia Lohn and sophomore Megan Soderlund fell 8-6 at No. 2. Senior Natalie Savage and junior Zoe Moffat took on the No. 11-ranked doubles team in the nation, falling 8-2. Senior Megan Knapp and freshman Taylor Cooper lost by the same score at No. 3.
In singles play, Savage fell 6-2, 6-2 to Lindsey Liles, who is currently ranked as the No. 43 singles player in the nation. Lohn also lost 6-2, 6-2 at No. 3. Moffat, at No. 2, and Cooper, at No. 5, each took 6-1, 6-1 defeats while Soderlund, at No. 4, and Knapp, at No. 6, dropped 6-0, 6-0 decisions as the Tigers (9-5) closed out the win.
The Sea Gulls close out their spring break trip to the west coast on Thursday, March 17 at Whittier College. That match is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m., eastern time.