Tennis drops third straight, falls to 1-3 in conference

BY FRANCESCA CHIAMULERA, STAFF WRITER

Susquehanna women’s tennis team fell to Scranton in the Landmark Conference action on Saturday afternoon at the Royal Courts.

Courtesy of Sports Information DOWN BUT NOT OUT—Second doubles partners Brielle Ferlauto and Jessica Klinger slap five after scoring a point in their 8-2 defeat against Scranton on April 13.

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DOWN BUT NOT OUT—Second doubles partners Brielle Ferlauto and Jessica Klinger slap five after scoring a point in their 8-2 defeat against Scranton on April 13.

“They were the best team we have had to play all year, though they came out on top, we gave it our all and we’ll see them next year at home,” junior Jess Klinger said.

Klinger played against senior Megan Azzalina with a 6-0, 6-1. It was a tough overall match for the Crusaders in this Landmark Conference match.

Senior Ellen Pulsinelle lost in a tough 6-2, 6-1 set against senior Scranton senior Nicole Mahaffey. Senior Abby Hess also lost her singles set to Devon Cohen, 6-3, 6-1.

Courtesy of Sports Information Senior Michael Hickey gets ready to return a serve in his 6-0, 6-1 singles loss. The men lost 8-1.

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Senior Michael Hickey gets ready to return a serve in his 6-0, 6-1 singles loss. The men lost 8-1.

“Although we fell to this really good team, we are a strong overall team, and I know we can pick our heads up from this loss,” sophomore Claire Smyth said.

The Crusaders’ record is now 1-3 in the Landmark Conference.

Posting the lone singles win for the Crusaders was sophomore Shelby O’Riley who defeated Stephanie Boccuzzi, 6-3, 7-5.

Jessica Lagé and Pulsinelle also had a strong doubles performance, defeating the Scranton team of Megan Azzalina of Lindsay Ward to a final of 8-6.

The Crusaders return to the courts this Saturday, April 20 at Goucher at 1 p.m.