South Florida dominates singles matches, hands Orange loss in team’s first contest

first_img Published on January 11, 2014 at 7:06 pm Syracuse dropped its first match of the season on the road against the South Florida Bulls (1-0) in Tampa, Fla., on Saturday. While the Orange (0-1) won two of its first three doubles matches, the Bulls dominated in the singles matches, winning four of six en route to the 4-3 victory.Syracuse secured the victory in doubles when Maddie Kobelt and Valeria Salazar won the No. 1 doubles game 6-4. That was followed by SU’s Aleah Morrow and Rhiann Newborn winning their match 6-2.Yet the Orange was not as efficient in its singles matches.It started with two of its more experienced players dropping their respective matches. Amanda Rogers dropped her match 6-1, 6-1, and Kobelt was unable to come out with the victory, as well, losing in a third-set tiebreaker, 10-4.SU’s two victories in singles came from Salazar 6-0, 3-6, (10-3) and Newborn 1-6, 6-2, (10-5).AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse will return to the courts on the road next Saturday against Texas Christian in Forth Worth, Texas. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

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