first_img Published on January 24, 2015 at 4:18 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @Sam4TR Facebook Twitter Google+ Despite a two-game win streak to start its season, No. 57 Syracuse (2-1) fell 4-0 to No. 7 Alabama (1-0) on the first day of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Kick-Off Weekend.There was little to celebrate against the Tide, as the Orange did not win a single set in both its singles and doubles matches. The closest any Syracuse player came was sophomore Rhiann Newborn in her first set against Alabama junior Maya Jansen, which she lost 6-7.The Tide has three ranked singles players, including the No. 59 Jansen, No. 25 sophomore Erin Routliffe and No. 56 sophomore Danielle Spielmann. It also has the No. 18 doubles team in the country, made up of Routliffe and Jansen. Only Newborn and senior Amanda Rodgers managed to win more than three games in their respective singles matches.Syracuse’s No. 59 ranked doubles team of sophomore Valeria Salazar and senior Komal Safdar kept their match competitive against Spielmann and senior Emily Zabor, but the contest was cut short because Alabama had already won the other two doubles matches.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange play the loser of No. 35 Princeton (0-0) and No. 56 Virginia Tech (2-0) in the consolation round Sunday.Compiled by Ben Fox, staff writer, [email protected]: In an earlier version of this story, the final score was stated as 6-0, when it was actually 4-0. The Daily Orange regrets this error. Commentslast_img

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