April 11, 2014
Crusaders miss their mark in Juniata lossBoth the men's and women's tennis teams fell to Juniata this week. The women competed on Tuesday and the men competed on Wednesday.
They both fell 9-0 in their respective matches.
On the women's side freshman Alyssa Fleischman and Kelly Furlong competed in doubles but fell 8-4. Junior Shelby O'Riley lost 7-5, 2-6 at number one singles and junior Brielle Ferlauto also fell 1-6, 6-0, 3-6, going the distance in her match at number two singles.
Aside from Ferlauto's three-setter, Juniata won every match in straight sets.
O'Riley said: "Juniata played well, especially in doubles. We had not played a match in over two weeks and it showed. It was a disappointment, but we are keeping our heads up and moving forward as a team. We have the talent and ability to finish this season on a positive note."
Men - Juniata 9, Susquehanna 0
The men also fought hard but didn't come out with a win.
Freshman Long Hoang fell 6-0, 6-1 at number three singles. Junior Blake Zafirson fell in the number six singles 6-0, 6-2.
Hoang and Zafirson won the three combined games for the men's team as the Eagles took control.
The men are back on the court when they host Goucher on Friday at 3:30 and play Moravian on Saturday at 1 p.m.
The women return on April 12 against Moravian at 1 p.m.
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