Sea Gulls fall to Blue Jays; Thomas leads the way with two victories

Sea Gulls fall to Blue Jays; Thomas leads the way with two victories

BALTIMORE - The Salisbury University men's and women's tennis teams traveled to Johns Hopkins University on Saturday afternoon. Despite two victories on the men's side and a valiant effort by Salisbury's women, both teams fell to the nationally-ranked Blue Jays. 

Senior Evan Thomas (Salisbury, Md.) led the way for Salisbury as he captured the Sea Gulls' only singles win of the day, in the No. 3 spot. Earlier in the day, he teamed up with senior Scott Burtzlaff (Clarksville, Md.) in doubles play to defeat the regionally No. 5-ranked Johns Hopkins duo of David Maldow and Andrew Wang, 8-5. Burtzlaff and Thomas are also regionally ranked, currently sitting at No. 3.  The loss brings the men's record to 11-6, 4-1 Capital Athletic Conference.  

On the women's side (10-2, 4-1 CAC), freshman Jillian Poppe (Califon, N.J.) put up a solid fight in the No. 4 singles spot against Hopkins player Mallory Willenborg, forcing the match to go to three sets.  

The women will travel to Swarthmore, Pa. tomorrow, April 11, to face Wilkes College at 11 a.m. The men will also be on the road tomorrow, but will travel to The College of New Jersey to face the Lions at 12 p.m.

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