BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The Susquehanna men’s and women’s tennis teams split their Landmark Conference matches at Moravian with the men falling 6-3 and the women picking up a critical conference win with a 6-3 victory.
The women improved to 7-4 overall and 2-1 in league play. The Crusaders won four of six singles matches as Shelby O’Riley (Ware, Mass./Quabbin Regional) won 6-0, 6-3 and Jessica Klinger (Hummelstown, Pa./Hershey) won 6-3, 6-4. Abby Hess (Hughesville, Pa./Hughesville) followed that with a 6-3, 6-1 victory at fourth singles and Brielle Ferlauto (Neshanic Station, N.J./Somerville) picked up the fourth win in singles action with a 6-4, 6-2 decision.
SU went on to take two of three doubles matches. Moravian won at first doubles before Klinger and Julia Lerner (Arlington, Va./Washington-Lee) defeated Carly Agrifolio and Erica Venuti 8-6. Ferlauto and Ellen Pulsinelle (Lyndhurst, N.J./Immaculate Conception) then defeated their opponents 6-4, 6-2.
The men (3-9, 2-2) were swept in singles competition although Matthew Quadrini [Escondido, Calif./Brunswick (Maine)] and Kirill Tumanov (Yaroslavl, Russia/Municipal School #37) dropped three-set matches.
The Crusaders took two of three doubles sets as Alec Green (Media, Pa./Strath Haven) and Grant Uber (Biglerville, Pa./Biglerville) took down their opponents 8-2 and Quadrini and Tumanov won 9-8 (7-4).
Both teams return to action on April 11 with a 4 p.m. match at Juniata.
SU Tennis Splits at Moravian