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Carson-Newman edges Newberry, 5-4, in women's tennis

by Catalina Ontiveros, Sports Information Student Assistant

NEWBERRY, S.C. - In the Lady Indians' closest match of the season, Carson-Newman prevailed in the deciding number six singles match and took the contest, 5-4, in college tennis action at R. Wright Cannon Tennis Courts on Friday afternoon.

Carson-Newman evens both its overall record and South Atlantic Conference record at 5-5 and 2-2, respectively. Newberry moves to 8-7, 2-2 SAC.

Bethany Poppe (Califton, N.J.) and Isabel Kreidler (Horb, Germany) earned Newberry's doubles point with a win at the number two spot against Kristi Kirkland and Emily Sorah, 9-8.

In singles action, Poppe, Tanea Miller and Chanelle Clare (both from Nassau, Bahamas) won their matches at the number three, four, and five positions. Carson-Newman's Cassie Moulton won the day's final match over Brittany Grooms (Sumter, S.C.) to seal the SAC victory.

Newberry will host Tusculum College tomorrow at 1 p.m. in its final home match of the season. Carson-Newman will play tomorrow against Presbyterian College at 10 a.m. in Clinton.

Carson-Newman 5, Newberry 4

#1 Erika Bellettini (C-N) def. Lauren Hartley (NEW), 6-1, 6-4
#2 Tessa Caprio (C-N) def. Isabel Kreidler (NEW), 4-6, 5-7
#3 Tanea Miller (NEW) def. Kristi Kirkland, 6-2, 6-2
#4 Chanelle Clare (NEW) def. Emily Sorah (C-N), 6-1, 6-1
#5 Bethany Poppe (NEW) def. Jennifer Jones (C-N), 6-2, 6-3
#6 Cassie Moulton (C-N) def. Brittany Grooms (NEW), 6-7, 6-2

#1 Bellettini/Caprio (C-N) def. Miller/Hartley (NEW), 9-8
#2 Poppe/Kreidler (NEW) def. Kirkland/Sorah, 8-2
#3 Moulton/Rimmer (C-N) def. Grooms/Clare (NEW), 8-6

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