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Wolves drop 9-0 decision against No. 32 Wingate

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NEWBERRY, S.C. – The Newberry College women’s tennis team could not slow down what was arguably the best team in the South Atlantic Conference, as they dropped a 9-0 match to the No. 32 Wingate Bulldogs.

Without Marina Ziehe (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) in the Wolves lineup due to illness, the scarlet and gray were forced to send an abbreviated lineup out against the seventh-best team in the region.

Shannon McManus (Charleston, S.C.) and Lindsay Kyzer (Saluda, S.C.) were unable to produce any offense in the first doubles flight, falling to Kelli Ferguson and Kara Stasikelis by an 8-0 score. Amanda Simmons (Saluda, S.C.) and Sam Parrish (Angola, Ind.) would take a pair of games from Ali Evers and Samantha Alschlager, but it wasn’t enough to topple the Wingate pair as the Newberry duo lost 8-2.

After the Bulldogs won the third doubles flight by default, Newberry was unable to bounce back in the singles matches. Stasikelis took a 6-0, 6-1 decision against Simmons while McManus was on the wrong end of a 6-0, 6-0 score against Evers.

Kyzer was shut out 6-0, 6-0 by Winston and Sierra Hoover (Duncan, S.C.) could not get anything going against Olivia Poole as the Wingate netter scored the third consecutive straight set victory for her club. Parrish was defeated 6-1, 6-1 by Ferguson and another default point would go to the Bulldogs at the conclusion of Parrish’s match.

Newberry looks to bounce back tomorrow (Sunday, April 3) when they play host to Young Harris. The nonconference battle between the Wolves and the Mountain Lions is set to begin at 1 p.m.

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