ORLANDO, Fla. – The Savannah State women's tennis team fell, 0-7, to the Lady Bobcats of Quinnipiac University on neutral courts in Orlando, Florida Thursday evening.
Fighting in the fourth court, sophomore Nicole Ashiedu
lost the first set 4-6 to Erin Suvar, but continued the battle in the second set, forcing the match into a tie-breaker. Suvar won the second set 7-6 (7-3 tie-breaker) to take the match.
In the third court, Andrea Pavlovic
fell to Mary Chupa 3-6 and 3-6. Playing in the first court, Sandra Kristjansdottir
fell to Jacqueline Raynor 2-6 and 2-6. Esmira Gheisary
dropped the second court in straight sets to Sarah Viebrock, 0-6 and 0-6.
SSU senior Davita Washington
fell to Carly Loewenstein 3-6 and 2-6, playing in the fifth position. Rounding out the singles play, freshman Tiffany Williams
retired the sixth court to Nicole Keklik.
In double's action, the Savannah State team of Kristjansdottir and Ashiedu dropped the first position to Cantor and Viebrock, 2-8.
Playing in the second position, Gheisary and Pavlovic fell to Chupa and Launie 2-8. Quinnipiac's Morgan Crystal and Morgan Massey won the third court by default over Washington and Williams.
The Lady Tigers fall to 2-11 overall. Savannah State returns to action against Delaware State on March 24 at 9 a.m. in Savannah. SSU host its final home game of the season on March 25 against Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) rival Bethune-Cookman. First serve is set for 3 p.m.