Shepherd women’s tennis falls to East Stroudsburg 8-1 at Hilton Head

Junior Anna Bock, serving the ball in her doubles matchup against East Stroudsburg Sunday. (Photo Courtesy of Shepherd University Athletic Department).


Shepherd women’s tennis team traveled to Hilton Head, South Carolina, Sunday, March 11, to face the Warriors of East Stroudsburg. The Warriors would over power the Rams winning 8-1.

In the singles matchups, East Stroudsburg won four out of the five matches.

In the first singles match, Shepherd’s Zoie O’Neal lost to Marina Zardet in two sets.
First Set: Zardet, 6-3
Second Set: Zardet, 6-1

Match Two was competitive as Devin Presby of ESU won the first set and Alisha Adkins of Shepherd won the second forcing a Coman tie-break.
First Set: Presby, 6-2
Second Set: Adkins, 6-3
Tie-Break: Presby, 10-5

Both of the two sets in set three had the same result as Aubriana Stetina of ESU won both against junior Anna Brock.
First Set: Stetina, 7-5
Second Set: Stetina, 7-5

In the fourth set, the Rams would finally taste victory, as Shepherd’s Zoe Nicewander defeated Quinn McCluskey in two sets.
First Set: Nicewander, 6-0
Second Set: Nicewander, 6-1

In the fifth set SU’s Nicolette Bruley lost to ESU’s Elizabeth Bartoli in two sets.
First Set: Bartoli, 6-4
Second Set: Bartoli, 6-0

In the Doubles matchups ESU would get the best of Shepherd in the two matches between, O’Neal and Adkins vs. Zardet and Stetina. ESU would win 8-6

In the second doubles match, Bartoli and Presby of ESU defeated Anna Bock and Bruley, 8-5.

The Rams will play again Monday in the Hilton Head Tournament, opponent and time is TBA.

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