The Shippensburg women’s tennis team opened up its 2017-18 campaign by dropping a non-conference contest at Jefferson, 8-1, from Abraham J. Salaman Tennis Courts in Philadelphia.
Junior Hannah Coath, recorded the sole win for Shippensburg (0-1) by defeating Tabitha Porter, 8-3, in the No. 6 singles match.
SU came close to winning another match when junior Gabbie Binder won four of her games in the first set of the No. 2 singles match against Usha Baubiltz, but ultimately fell short 6-4, 6-0.
Junior Kaylin Gallagher put up another strong performance for the Raiders in the No. 4 singles contest. Gallagher won two games in her matchup with Eryn Nguyen, but lost 6-0, 6-2.
On the doubles side of the match, Gallagher and sophomore Madeline Carson paired up against Jefferson’s Marta Yevstakhevych and Lauren Candia. Gallagher and Carson won four games in the No. 2 doubles, but were edged out 8-4.
The Raiders will look to turn things around on their young season when they hit the road again next weekend to compete in the Bloomsburg Fall Classic. Matchups are scheduled to take place on September 23-24.
The team’s upcoming matches will be against Bloomsburg, followed by Clarion University.