Shorthanded Wolves drop 8-1 decision to Mars Hill
April 9, 2011
NEWBERRY, S.C. – Looking to extend their win streak to three matches, the Newberry College women’s tennis team welcomed the Mars Hill Lions to town. Unfortunately, the Wolves were one player short and could not keep up with the Lions, dropping the match by a score of 8-1.
With the loss, the Wolves drop to 4-14 and 0-7 in the South Atlantic Conference while the Lions improve to 8-5 overall and 5-2 in league play.
The doubles flights started off with Marina Ziehe (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and Amanda Simmons (Saulda, S.C.) facing off against the Mars Hill pair of Erika Pinate and Anna Rickenbaker. Ziehe and Simmons would take two of the games, but the Lions duo responded to take the match 8-2.
In the second doubles duel, Shannon McManus (Charleston, S.C.) and Lindsay Kyzer (Saluda, S.C.) faced off against Tatiana Dualiby and Jacqueline Rouquet. The Newberry pair would wind up dropping a hard fought match, 8-4.
After the Wolves surrendered the third doubles flight to the Lions, the scarlet and gray tried to bounce back in the singles flights.
Ziehe opened up the one-on-one competition on the wrong end of a 6-0, 6-2 decision against Pinate while Simmons was defeated in straight sets by Jane.
McManus dropped her first set against Rickenbaker 6-2, but battled back in the second. The freshman played the Lion close in the deciding set, but could not get enough balls to fall her way as she lost 6-4.
Kyzer was defeated 6-0, 6-0 by Nelson before Sierra Hoover (Duncan, S.C.) picked up the only team point of the afternoon for the Wolves with a 6-4, 6-4 victory against Jordan Dockery.
The Wolves will embark on a two match SAC road trip in Tennessee, starting off with a battle against Tusculum tomorrow. The match in Greeneville, Tenn., is set to begin at 2 p.m.