March 9, 2014

Red Devils Suffer 6-3 Setback to #-7 Salisbury

 

 

(Salisbury, Md.) – The Dickinson women's tennis team turned in a strong performance at Salisbury University, but dropped a 6-3 decision to #7-regionally ranked Seagulls, on Saturday. The Red Devils are ranked 15th, in the Atlantic South Region.

 

Salisbury led 3-0 after doubles, but had to work for every point. Sydney Diamond (Weston, Mass./Weston Academy) and Claire Stoner (Shelburne, Vt./Champlain Valley Union) suffered a 9-7 setback in the second doubles flight.

 

Diamond claimed the point in the third singles flight. She survived the opening set, 7-6, and closed out the match with a strong second, 6-0.

 

Madison Parks (Denton, Md./North Caroline) and Sarah Cantor (Providence, R.I./Wheeler School) dropped a, 9-8, heartbreaker in the third doubles flight while Shannon Lavery (Huntington, W. Va./Huntington) and Madeline Altholtz (Cohasset, Mass./Cohasset) fell in the top spot, 8-4.

 

Parks won the point in the fourth singles flight, winning in straight sets, (6-2, 6-4). First-year Joana Nunes (Carcavelos, Portugal/St. Julien's School) had a strong first set and held on the second to earn the point in the sixth flight, (6-1, 7-5).

 

The Red Devils slip to 0-2 on the season. They head south to Hilton Head for spring break. They are scheduled to face Milligan on Sunday afternoon.

 

 

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