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Lady Indians participate in Chick-Fil-A Collegiate

AUGUSTA, Ga. - The Newberry College women's tennis team participated in the Chick-Fil-A Collegiate Tennis Championships at Augusta State University last weekend. Autise Mortimer and Brittany Grooms each won first round singles' matches.

Mortimer, a sophmore from Nassau, Bahamas, defeated Queens University of Charlotte's Merissa Rock, 6-4, 5-7, 7-5, in the opening round. However she was defeated buy Augusta State's Nathalia Rodrigues, 4-6 and 1-6, in the second round.

Grooms, a junior from Sumter, S.C., defeated Wingate University's Pierce Dillard, 2-6, 6-4 and 7-6 (7-3), in the first round, but lost to Augusta State's Bianca Machado, 0-6 and 0-6, in the second round.

Other Lady Indians participating in the tournament were Bethany Poppe and Chanelle Clare. This was the Lady Indians' only fall tournament. Newberry will begin its spring season at Augusta State on February 6, 2008.

Chick-Fil-A Intercollegiate at Augusta State
Newberry College Results

Doubles
Autise Mortimer and Chanelle Clare lost to Gabby Acuna and Sophie Intriago (Georgia College and State), 2-8.
Bethany Poppe and Brittany Grooms lost to Marianne Blattes and Stephanie Humphrey (Queens, N.C.), 0-8.

Singles
First Round
Autise Mortimer def. Merissa Rock (Queens, N.C.), 6-4, 5-7, 7-5.
Chanelle Clare lost to Mathilde Grenet (USC Aiken), 1-6, 0-6.
Bethany Poppe lost to Beth Pryor (Queens, N.C.), 4-6, 1-6.
Brittany Grooms def. Pierce Dillard (Wingate), 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3).
Second Round
Autise Mortimer lost to Nathalia Rodrigues (Augusta State), 4-6, 1-6.
Brittany Grooms lost to Bianca Machado (Augusta State), 0-6, 1-6.
Consolation Round
Bethany Poppe lost to Brit Telford (USC Aiken), 2-6, 3-6.
Chanelle Clare lost to Sky Powell (Queens, N.C.), 1-6, 2-6

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