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Tanea Miller won her fifth straight SAC singles match
Tanea Miller won her fifth straight SAC singles match

Lady Indians defeat Mars Hill, 6-3, for fifth straight league win

Newberry claims at least a share of second place in SAC

Box Score

NEWBERRY, S.C. - The Newberry College women's tennis team won its fifth consecutive South Atlantic Conference match, 6-3, over Mars Hill College on Friday.

The Lady Indians claimed at least a share of second place in the league, and move to 8-6 overall and 5-1 in the SAC. Mars Hill is now 14-5 overall and 3-3 in the conference.

SAC Player of the Week Autise Mortimer (Nassau, Bahamas) and Lauren Hartley (Beamsville, Ontario, Canada) defeated Aylin Seyalioglu and Nancie Gruber, 8-5, in No. 1 doubles for their eighth win in the last nine matches. The duo is undefeated in doubles action during SAC play.

Bethany Poppe (Califon, N.J.) won 6-3 and 6-4 over Kim Blythe at No. 6 singles to remain unbeaten in SAC play in singles.

Tanea Miller (Nassau, Bahamas) clinched the victory for Newberry with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Patty La Rovere at No. 4 singles.

The Lady Indians close out the regular season Wednesday at 2 p.m. when they host Catawba College.

Singles competition
1. Autise Mortimer (NEW) def. Aylin Seyalioglu (MHC) 6-3, 1-6, 6-4
2. Nancie Gruber (MHC) def. Lauren Hartley (NEW) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
3. Whitney Stroud (MHC) def. Isabel Kreidler (NEW) 6-1, 2-6, 6-3
4. Tanea Miller (NEW) def. Patricia La Rovere (MHC) 7-5, 6-2
5. Chanelle Clare (NEW) def. Maranda Dellinger (MHC) 6-4, 6-0
6. Bethany Poppe (NEW) def. Kim Blythe (MHC) 6-3, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. Autise Mortimer/Lauren Hartley (NEW) def. Aylin Seyalioglu/Nancie Gruber (MHC) 8-5
2. Patricia La Rovere/Whitney Stroud (MHC) def. Isabel Kreidler/Bethany Poppe (NEW) 8-5
3. Chanelle Clare/Tanea Miller (NEW) def. Maranda Dellinger/Kim Blythe (MHC) 8-5

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