The Shippensburg University women’s tennis team played two matches against Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) East foes West Chester University and Bloomsburg University, this week.
On Tuesday, the Raiders were defeated by the WCU Golden Rams with a score of 7-0. On Thursday, the Raiders hosted BU in one of their two home matches of this season. The Raiders were defeated by the Huskies, 6-1.
The action started on Tuesday, with the first match between sophomore Sahar Islam and Elaina Rochford. Rochford dominated in both sets of the match, giving the first match to the Rams.
The next singles match was freshman Merel Hoekstra and Alyssa Skulsky. Skulsky cruised in both sets, winning the match 6-0.
In the No. 3 singles match, WCU’s Leandra Roelker dominated Raider freshman, Brighid Cantwell in the first set, 6-0. In the second set, although Cantwell fought back, it would not be enough as she dropped the second set 6-3.
The No. 2 singles match was the most competitive of all the matches. The match was between junior Jenna Sluymer and Davica Massaro. Massaro took the first set with a 7-5 score. The second set come in duplicative fashion, the score being 7-5.
The No. 1 singles match was between freshman Skylar Walder and Tori Alexander. Alexander winning both sets by scores of 6-2 and 6-1.
The first doubles match of the day was senior Hannah Wieller and Hoekstra taking on Shannon Nixon and Julia Mowrey. Nixon and Mowrey took the match in one set, with a score of 6-0. In the second doubles match, Massaro and Skulsky defeated junior Kayla Tryanski and freshman Brighid Cantwell, scoring 6-2. The final doubles match, consisting of Alexander and Elaina Lee, resulted in a 6-2 defeat over Walder and Sluymer.
The Raiders returned home Thursday, honoring Wieller.
In the first singles match of the afternoon, Taylor Capoferri defeated Walder in both sets, with a score of 6-1.
The next singles match went to Sluymer over Giavanna Bonito. Sluymer won the first set, 6-2 and repeated her success in the second set with a 6-3 win. It was the Raiders first dash in the win column.
The No. 3 singles match was between Isabella Sarquis and Cantwell. The first set szx close as Sarquis edged Cantwell with a 6-3 win. The second set was not as close, with Sarquis taking the set 6-1.
The next match was between Sarah Capoferri and Tryanski. Capoferri beat Tryanski by a score of 6-2 in both sets.
The fifth singles match was between Anna Chikhalenko and Hoekstra. The first set was close, with Chikhalenko winning by a narrow score of 6-4. Chikhalenko swept the match and won the second set with a 6-1 score.
The final singles match of the day was between Islam and Haille Hoeflein. Hoeflein took both sets with a 6-4 score.
Overall, the Raiders lost five out of the six singles matches against the Huskies.
In the doubles matches, the Raiders dropped two out of three. The first doubles match was Tryanski and Cantwell taking on Sarah Capoferri and Isabella Sarquis. Capoferri and Sarquis defeated Tryanski and Cantwell, 6-2.
The Raiders got one back in the next doubles match thanks to Wieller and Hoekstra, who took on Devon Dicampli and Anna Chikhalenko. Weller and Hoekstra won with a 6-4 score, capturing the sole doubles win on the day for the Raiders.
The Raiders went on to lose the match by a total score of 6-1. With the two losses this week, the Raiders fall to 0-3 on the season. The Raiders are back in action Wednesday as they host Shepherd University.