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Bethany Poppe teamed up with Brittany Grooms for a win in No. 3 doubles
Bethany Poppe teamed up with Brittany Grooms for a win in No. 3 doubles

Lady Indians' winning streak snapped by Florida Tech, 7-2

Grooms/Poppe claim No. 3 doubles, while Hudson wins No. 6 singles

Box Score

NEWBERRY, S.C. - The Newberry College women's tennis team had its five-match winning streak snapped, as visiting Florida Tech won, 7-2, in non-conference action Thursday.

The Lady Indians are now 7-6 overall heading into Friday's South Atlantic Conference match with Mars Hill. Florida Tech is now 7-10.

Newberry fell behind 2-1 after the doubles portion of the match, with the No. 3 pair of Bethany Poppe (Califton, N.J.) and Brittany Grooms (Sumter, S.C.) defeating Tania Gay and Aya Nakatsuji, 8-2.

Lauren Hartley (Beamsville, Ontario, Canada) and Autise Mortimer (Nassau, Bahamas) fell in No. 1 doubles for the first time in eight matches, as they lost to Michaela Hovathova and Natlia Ramos, 8-4.

The Lady Indians' sole singles victory came in the No. 6 flight, as Natalie Hudson (Sumter, S.C.) beat Nakatsuji, 6-1, 6-0.

Friday's conference match against Mars Hill is slated for 2 p.m. at the Cannon Tennis Courts on the Newberry campus.

Singles competition
1. Michaela Horvathova (FTW) def. Autise Mortimer (NEW) 6-0, 6-4
2. Natalia Ramos (FTW) def. Lauren Hartley (NEW) 7-5, 6-0
3. Andrea Madrigal (FTW) def. Tanea Miller (NEW) 6-0, 6-2
4. Nicole David (FTW) def. Chanelle Clare (NEW) 6-3, 6-0
5. Tania Gay (FTW) def. Bethany Poppe (NEW) 7-5, 6-4
6. Natalie Hudson (NEW) def. Aya Nakatsuji (FTW) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Michaela Horvathova/Natalia Ramos (FTW) def. Autise Mortimer/Lauren Hartley (NEW) 8-4
2. Andrea Madrigal/Nicole David (FTW) def. Chanelle Clare/Tanea Miller (NEW) 8-2
3. Bethany Poppe/Brittany Grooms (NEW) def. Tania Gay/Aya Nakatsuji (FTW) 8-2

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