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Newberry women's tennis falls to Anderson, 8-1

Mortimer earns the team's first singles win of the season

NEWBERRY, S.C. - The Newberry College women’s tennis team played their first home match of the season Saturday but lost to Anderson, 8-1.

Newberry’s lone win came from Autise Mortimer (Nassau, Bahamas) who played fantastic in a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Anderson’s Marcela Gailegas. Mortimer earned the team’s first singles win of the season and is now 1-1.

In other singles play, Julie Halbert defeated Rebekah Crouch (Saluda, S.C.) (6-0, 6-0); Shelby Anderson defeated Kelly Cheesborough (Harlem, Ga.) (6-1, 6-0); Laura Gorman defeated Allison Kyzer (Saluda, S.C.) (6-2, 6-0); Milena Goncalves defeated Lindsey Kyzer (Saluda, S.C.) (6-0, 6-0); and Lisa Gorman defeated Denise Williams (Blackville, S.C.) (6-0, 6-0).

Newberry doubles action, Halbert and Gailegas defeated Mortimer and Crouch, 8-4; Anderson and Laura Gorman defeated the Kyzer sisters, 8-0; and Goncalves and Lisa Gorman defeated Cheesborough and Williams, 8-0.

The loss puts the Newberry College women’s tennis team at 0-2 this season. Next on the schedule for the scarlet and gray is a home match against Coker on Wednesday at 2 pm. Anderson will also play Coker in their next match schedule for tomorrow at 2 pm.

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