Shippensburg University sports: Raiders tennis short in season opener

The Raiders women’s tennis team came up short in its 2021 season opener on Monday, dropping a 7-0 decision to Kutztown in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division matchup at Keystone Courts.

Shippensburg (0-1, 0-1 PSAC East) claimed 17 singles games against Kutztown (1-2, 1-2), a squad who had already played two matches this season. The most exciting match came at No. 2 singles, as Jenna Sluymer (Nieuw-Vennep, The Netherlands/Haarlemmermeer Lyceum, Hoofddorp) went into a tiebreaker with Amanda Grebosky. Sluymer took the first set, 6-4, but Grebosky took the second set, 6-1, and the tiebreaker, 10-5.

In doubles, the team of Skylar Walder (Green Pond, N.J./Morris Knolls) and Sluymer claimed a win at No. 1 doubles, 6-4, but the Golden Bears won No. 2 doubles and No. 3 doubles to claim the doubles match point. Jessalyn Morrow (Carlisle, Pa./Carlisle Area) and Hannah Wieller (Easton, Pa./Easton Area) won three games at No. 3 doubles.

Also in singles play, Kayla Tryanski (Reading, Pa./Exeter Township) claimed five games at No. 4 singles in a 6-3, 6-2 setback to Jess Marks. Walder and Merel Hoekstra (Wassenaar, The Netherlands/Rijnlands Lyceum Wassenaar) each won two singles games at No. 1 and No. 5 singles, respectively.

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Shippensburg returns to action Tuesday, April 6 with a league match at West Chester.

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