Sea Gulls close out CAC play with win against Frostburg, fall in non-conference tilt with Washington

Sea Gulls close out CAC play with win against Frostburg, fall in non-conference tilt with Washington

SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University women's tennis team split a pair of matches on Sunday at the SU Tennis Courts, topping Frostburg State University, 9-0, while failing to No. 40 Washington College, 6-3, on Senior Day.

Salisbury 9, Frostburg State 0

The Sea Gulls took their first three points of the day in doubles against Frostburg State. At the No. 2 spot senior Megan Knapp and junior Zoe Moffat did not give up one game to start the day off with an 8-0 win. At No. 3, sophomore Sage Cole and freshman Taylor Cooper also had an 8-0 victory. At the No. 1 spot junior Claudia Lohn and sophomore Megan Soderlund saw their match begin close, leading 3-2, but did not drop another game, winning 8-2.

In singles play three players did not give up a single game, with 6-0, 6-0 scores. Soderlund at No. 3, Cooper at No. 4, and Cooper at No. 6 all pulled off the shutout wins. At No. 5 singles, Knapp had a solid 6-2, 6-0 match. Last on the courts were Moffat at No. 1 who had another impressive 6-2, 6-1 win and Lohn, at No. 2, who took her victory with a 6-1, 6-0 score.

The win closes the CAC regular-season schedule for Salisbury, who will be the No. 3 seed in the conference tournament. After taking advantage of a first-round bye, the Sea Gulls will travel to second-seeded Christopher Newport University for a CAC semifinal contest on Tuesday, April 19.

Washington College 6, Salisbury 3

In the second match of the day, the teams split the three doubles matches, with the Shorewomen taking a 2-1 lead into singles play.

At No. 1 doubles, senior Natalie Savage and Moffat were one serve throughout their match, leading 7-6. The pair broke serve in the final game to take the 8-6 victory. At No. 2, Lohn and Soderlund took an 8-2 loss, while Knapp and Cooper, at No. 3, held a 4-1 lead, before Washington's Blair Kang and Krista Filiopoulos came back to take the match, 8-5.

In singles play, the Sea Gulls dropped the first three matches off the court to determine the match. At No. 3 Lohn had a tough 6-1, 6-2 match. Cooper, at No. 5, had a narrow first set but ultimately fell 6-4, 6-1. Knapp, at No. 6, fell to MP Hubert 6-2, 6-1. Soderlund took the opening set at No. 4, before seeing the match end in a third-set tiebreak, 2-6, 7-6 (7-5) 10-4.

At the No. 1 spot, Savage took her first set 6-0 against April Weaver. The top Washington player proved to be stronger in the second set, but Savage finished off the win, with a 7-5 win in the second set. Moffat, at No. 2, took a 6-2, 6-3 win for the final point.

The Sea Gulls will be back on the courts on Friday traveling to Elizabethtown College to close out the regular season. That contest is slated to begin at 3 p.m.

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