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Newberry falls to Catawba. 8-1

Simmons scores sole team point for Wolves

Box Score

NEWBERRY, S.C. – Even though Amanda Simmons (Saluda, S.C.) was able to come out with a hard-fought victory in the No. 2 singles slot, the Wolves were unable to duplicate her individual success as the women’s tennis team dropped an 8-1 decision to Catawba.

The win from Simmons certainly didn’t look like it was going to go Newberry’s way at first. The junior fell into a 5-2 hole against Nicole Boyle before the comeback began. Simmons fought back to even things up at five and eventually took the first set with a 7-5 tally. Boyle would even things at one with a 7-5 victory of her own in the second set that would pave the way for a tiebreaker set. The two netters competed at a furious pace before Simmons was able to come up with a 12-10 win.

In doubles action, Marina Ziehe (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and Simmons lost 8-3 to Boyle and Kasia Zielinski. Shannon McManus (Charleston, S.C.) and Lindsay Kyzer (Saluda, S.C.) were on the wrong end of an 8-0 score against Ally Prior and Steffi Cook. Stephanie Matthews (Saluda, S.C.) and Sierra Hoover (Duncan, S.C.) lost 8-3 to Maggie MeKee and Hannah Kovach to conclude the doubles portion of the event.

In singles action, Ziehe lost 6-2, 6-2 to Zielinski before Simmons’ victory. McManus dropped a 6-3, 6-0 decision to McKee and Matthews fell 6-1, 6-0 to Cook.

Kizer was defeated in straight sets by Prior, and Hoover saw her four match win streak come to an end at the hands of Kovach by a 6-0, 6-1 tally.

The scarlet and gray return to action on March 14, as they play host to Lenoir-Rhyne. The matches between the Wolves and the Bears are set to begin at 1 p.m.

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