Drew sweeps both SU tennis teams

By Mel Barracato, Staff writer

The Susquehanna Men’s tennis team fell to Drew Uni- versity on Sunday, April 23, with a final tally of 7-2 after having also fallen to Scranton the day before with a final score of 9-0.

Sophomore Nicholas Meale was the only one to get two wins on the weekend as he won a singles match at the No. 5 position against Drew.

After dropping the first match 6-4, Meale bounced back to win the second set 6-3 and went on to win the tie-breaker at 10-5.

Meale paired with sophomore Ashton Collins to provide a doubles win at No. 3 also on Sunday. They posted an 8-3 decision for Susquehanna.

The River Hawks are now 8-8 on the season with a 1-5 conference record. Their final regular season and conference game will be held at home in Selinsgrove against Juniata on Tuesday, May 2 in a makeup match.

Traditionally, the River Hawks struggle when playing Juniata. Over the past five matchups between the two teams, Juniata has won all five of them, including four 9-0 vic- tories over Susquehanna.

The team will try and reverse those fortunes on Tuesday.

The weekend went about the same for the women’s team as they also fell 9-0 to Scranton on Saturday and 8-1 against Drew on Sunday.

Sophomore Eliza Griffin won at No. 4 in singles for the River Hawks in their only victory for the weekend. She won 6-4 and 7-5 in the decision.

Griffin teamed up with sophomore Cassey Fox for a round of doubles, but the pair dropped a close doubles match with the final score of 8-4.

Freshman Amy Jennings lost a close match with a final score of 7-6 in her singles matchup against Scranton, then winning 7-5 and then finally losing 6-3 in the third set to finish the day on Saturday.

On April 26, the women’s team concluded their season with a close 5-4 decision against Juniata.

Griffin, Fox, and junior Linsey Sipple each fought their way to singles victories for the River Hawks.

Griffin and Fox also teamed up to get the first win of the day in the no. 1 doubles spot, 8-4.

The Eagles rallied for four- straight wins to give them a 4-1 lead, but with help from Sipple and Griffin at the no. 4 singles spot, the River Hawks tied at 4-4. Juniata went on to win the no. 5 spot to close out the win.

The River Hawks finish their season at 6-11 overall and 0-7 in conference play.

Congratulations to the team on a great season.

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