Goucher overpowers Susquehanna tennis

BY SAM REESE – STAFF WRITER

Susquehanna’s men’s and women’s tennis teams were both defeated by Goucher on March 26.

Men’s tennis suffered the loss Saturday as it looked as though the players were simply out-matched by the competition.

Most of the players were unable to get a single point on the board during their individual sets.

Freshman Ben Ornstein said: “We as a team have to focus on dealing with losing. Naturally in tennis and in life we can’t win everything.”

The Crusaders are a young team working toward learning how their team will work best together and figuring out the best combinations that will start earning them wins in their Landmark conference.

Freshman Ryan Seibert talked about his personal goals for the rest of the season.

“Individually I am hoping to work on gaining some consistency to my groundstrokes. The team is looking forward to making an attempt at qualifying for our conference tournament playoffs,” he said.

The women’s tennis team did not have much luck against Goucher either.

For the singles competition, Crusader junior Alyssa Fleischman was defeated 6-1 in the first set and 6-4 in the second set and freshman Eliza

Griffen was defeated as well, 6-2 and 6-1 respectively in her two sets.
Susquehanna sophomores Linsey Sipple and Julia Spear and senior Allison Lobell dominated their matches to grab wins.

Junior Megan Rudloff put up a tough fight in two high scoring matches and earned a win for her team.

Susquehanna led with four out of six wins in the singles completion.

Moving on to the doubles competition, Susquehanna did not bring the same aggressive attitude that they did in the singles matches. Sipple and Griffin pulled out the only doubles win against Goucher.