Wolves blanked by Railsplitters, 9-0
Newberry suffers fifth shutout of 2011
March 18, 2011
HARROGATE, Tenn. - The Newberry College women's tennis team could not keep up with the No. 11 regionally ranked Lincoln Memorial squad, falling by a 9-0 score.
The Wolves were shorthanded, only able to send two doubles squads out against the Railsplitters.
Marina Ziehe (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and Amanda Simmons (Saluda, S.C.) were shut out 8-0 by Leah Donoff and Sofia Lopez before Shannon McManus (Charleston, S.C) and Lindsay Kyzer (Saluda, S.C.) were bested 8-4 by Alexandra Granger and Aura Penalosa.
After dropping the third doubles match by forfeit, the Wolves could not get back on track in their singles flights. Ziehe lost 6-1, 6-0 to Donoff while Simmons dropped a 6-1, 6-0 result against Lopez Mimendi.
McManus was on the wrong end of a 6-3, 6-2 decision against Granger before Kyzer lost 6-1, 6-0 to Shena Joseph.
Sierra Hoover (Duncan, S.C.) took the court for the final singles match for the pack but lost 6-3, 6-0 to Penalosa. The Railsplitters completed the sweep after the Wolves were unable to send out a competitor for the No. 6 singles flight.
The Wolves travel to Brevard in search of their first SAC victory of the season. The match with the Tornados is set for 2 p.m. on March 20.