Wolves suffer 9-0 shutout loss against Tusculum
April 10, 2011
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – For the second consecutive match, the Newberry College women’s netters were forced to send out an abbreviated lineup against a South Atlantic Conference foe. The Wolves could not stand toe-to-toe against Tusculum with only five players, falling by a 9-0 score at the Nichols Tennis Complex on the campus of Tusculum College.
Newberry’s record drops to 4-14 overall and 0-7 in league play while the Pioneers improve to 10-8 and 3-5 in the SAC.
Marina Ziehe (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and Amanda Simmons (Saluda, S.C.) were first up for the Wolves in the No. 1 doubles flight against the Pioneer pair of Courtney Conley and Taylor Patterson. Ziehe and Simmons would not find many offensive opportunities through the match as they fell by an 8-2 score.
In the No. 2 doubles match, Shannon McManus (Charleston, S.C.) and Lindsay Kyzer (Saluda, S.C.) could not solve Katie Hillis and Blake Thompson, who handed the Newberry pair an 8-1 defeat. Tusculum took the third point from the doubles flights as well since the Wolves could only have sent out one competitor in the match.
The scarlet and gray were unable to draw any closer in the singles flights. Ziehe dropped a 6-3, 6-0 decision to Conley while Simmons would up on the wrong end of a 6-1, 6-2 score against Patterson.
McManus fell 6-1, 6-0 to Megan Buckmaster and Kyzer was defeated in straight sets by Kristen Keefer at the No. 4 spot.
Sierra Hoover (Duncan, S.C.) could not break up the Tusculum shutout as the sophomore lost 6-1, 6-0 to Thompson. The Pioneers also took the No. 6 singles point via a default decision.
The Wolves will remain in Tennessee as they make the trip to Jefferson City to take on Carson-Newman in a rare Monday morning matchup. The match between the Eagles and the Wolves is set to get going at 10 a.m. tomorrow, April 11.