Wolves drop non-conference tilt against Crusaders, 9-0
March 23, 2011
NEWBERRY, S.C. – Coming off of a tough road swing against South Atlantic Conference foes Lincoln Memorial and Brevard, things would prove to be no easier at home as the Newberry College women’s tennis team was defeated 9-0 by North Greenville at the Cannon Courts on Wednesday.
In the doubles flights, Marina Ziehe (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and Amanda Simmons (Saluda, S.C.) dropped an 8-1 decision against Susane Lenz and Katherine Shaw. Shannon McManus (Charleston, S.C.) and Lindsay Kyzer (Saluda, S.C.) made a run at Newberry’s first team point of the day, but came up short in an 8-6 loss against Cassie Curtis and Sarah Stanga.
Sierra Hoover (Duncan, S.C.) and Sam Parrish (Angola, Ind.) found it tough to produce offense against Natalie Stewart and Victoria Gomez as they Newberry duo fell by an 8-1 tally.
The Wolves found the singles flights against the Crusaders equally difficult. Ziehe dropped a 6-4, 6-1 match against Lena before Simmons was handed a 6-0, 6-2 defeat by Shaw.
In her first set against Curtus, McManus opened up with an emphatic 6-1 victory, but could not produce another strong set as the Crusader came back to win set two 6-2 before taking the tiebreaker 10-4.
Kyzer lost 6-0, 6-3 to Stanga before Parrish faltered in her No. 5 singles flight against Stewart 6-2, 6-2.
Hoover was defeated 6-0 in the first set by Gomez, but fought hard in the second set. The sophomore battled back to a 6-6 tie in the set but it was Gomez that would walk away with a win thanks to a 7-4 tiebreak score in the set.
The Wolves will pack up their bags and head to Jefferson City, Tenn., as they return to South Atlantic Conference play. The match between Newberry and Carson-Newman is set to get underway at 1 p.m. on March 26.