GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Salem tennis team picked up its third straight win and second victory in as many days as the Spirits claimed a 5-4 win over Guilford in a meeting of the two units in Greensboro.
Guilford established the lead early, assuming a 2-1 advantage in doubles play, after the tandem of Madyson Schreiber and Delaney Taylor posted an 9-7 win over Makenna Mason and Lily Farr in the meeting of No. 1 seeds. Teammates Hannah Pardue and Claire Rogers quickly followed with an 8-6 win against Salem's duo of Hailey Gilley and Grace Wilson in No. 2 seeded action.
Mason evened the score at 2-2 for Salem with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Schreiber in a battle of No. 1 singles. Pardue came through with the third Guilford point of the afternoon with a 6-0, 6-1 against Farr, but Gilley quickly answered with 6-2, 6-3 win over Taylor in a meeting of No. 3 singles.
Rogers put the Quakers within one point of the match victory following a 7-5, 4-6, 10-5 win over Wilson. However, Salem bounced back to claim wins in both No. 5 and No. 6 singles, earning the win. Wilkins was responsible for the No. 5 singles win (6-3, 6-4), which came Hannah Arnett, while Lauren Holman posted a 6-3, 6-1 win against Megan Kimpel.
The Spirits wrap up the fall tennis slate on Saturday, Oct. 12, when the Spirits travel to Roanoke, Va., to face Hollins. For more information on Salem tennis check out www.salemspirits.com.