The Shippensburg University women’s tennis team put forth a solid effort in its second match in as many days, dropping a 6-1 decision at California (Pa.) on Saturday at Roadman Park.
Shippensburg (0-2) got a victory at No. 6 singles from junior Kendall Winters (Lancaster, Pa./Lampeter Strasburg), who dispatched Anna O’Block by scores of 6-0, 6-1.
All of the Raiders who took to the court for singles won multiple games in their respective matches. Freshman Brinley Orris (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Trinity) went to three sets in her match at No. 5 singles against Bega Gotor, but ultimately fell in the third-set tiebreak. Gotor won the first set 7-5, while Orris won the second set 6-1.
Freshman Rachel Gallagher (Hollidaysburg, Pa./Hollidaysburg Area) won five games at No. 4 singles, while freshman Ali Zapach (New Freedom, Pa./Susquehannock) and junior Brooklynn Rupert (Altoona, Pa./Altoona Area) each won four games at No. 2 and No. 3 singles respectively. Sophomore Corinne Markovich (Johnstown, Pa./Central Cambria) won two games at No. 1 singles.
California (1-1) opened the match with comfortable victories in doubles to take the 1-0 lead. Diletta Maria Mungo and Leandra Guldimann teamed up for the win at No. 1 doubles and also claimed victories in the Top 2 singles flights.
Shippensburg returns to action at 3 p.m. Wednesday when it hosts Jefferson at Robb Sports Complex.