Sea Gulls fall in first California match

Sea Gulls fall in first California match

CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Salisbury University women's tennis team opened its annual spring break trip to California by suffering a narrow 5-4 loss at the hands of St. Lawrence University on Sunday.

The Sea Gulls (2-4) took two of the three doubles matches to begin the contest, with freshmen Annika Kezman and Julia Kwedi winning 8-5 at No. 1 and junior Sage Cole and sophomore Taylor Cooper teaming up for an 8-4 win at No. 3.

The only doubles point for the Saints (5-2) came at No. 2 where Emily Wyman and Hallie Young won 8-5 against senior Claudia Lohn and freshman Jordan Schaefer.

In singles play, Salisbury picked up wins at the top two spots, with Kezman and Kwedi each winning in three sets. Kezman won at the top spot 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 and Kwedi came up with a 7-5, 0-6, 6-4 win at No. 2, but St. Lawrence earned the final four points.

Lohn, at No. 3, and Cooper, at No. 4 each took their matches to three sets. Lohn dropped a 6-3, 1-6, 7-5 decision with Cooper falling 4-6, 6-4, 6-0. Schaefer took a 6-4, 6-2 defeat at No. 5 and Cole lost 6-0, 6-1 at No. 6 to round out the scoring.

The Sea Gulls are back on the courts on Monday, March 20, taking on Oberlin College beginning at 5 p.m., eastern time. 

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