Wolves' season ends with 8-1 loss to King
April 14, 2011
NEWBERRY, S.C. – The Newberry College women’s tennis team wrapped up its 2011 season at home, playing host to non-conference foe King (Tenn.). Unfortunately, the Wolves could not end their campaign on a winning note, falling 8-1 to the Tornado.
The scarlet and gray wrap up their season with a 4-17 overall record - quadrupling their win total from last season and the four triumphs are more victories than the team achieved in the 2010 and 2009 seasons combined.
Marina Ziehe (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and Amanda Simmons (Saluda, S.C.) were the first doubles flight of the day, but could not produce much offense as the Newberry duo fell by a an 8-1 score against Virgnie Brioschi and Nerece Stoltz.
At the second doubles match, Shannon McManus (Charleston, S.C.) and Lindsay Kyzer (Saluda, S.C.) fell by an 8-3 score to Sarah Anderson and Karissa King while Sierra Hoover (Duncan, S.C.) and Sam Parrish (Angola, Ind.) dropped the final doubles flight of the day by an identical score against Brittany Freund and Eden Sherrod.
In singles action, Ziehe was on the wrong end of a 6-2, 6-3 tally against Brioschi before the Wolves scored their only team point of the afternoon.
After dropping the first set 1-6, Simmons played inspired tennis through the two remaining sets, not allowing King to take a single game from her as the junior won a 1-6, 6-0, 6-0 decision against the Tornado. The victory was the sixth of the season for Simmons, good for second most on the team on the year.
McManus played Stoltz close through the No. 3 singles flight, but came up just short as the freshman dropped the match with a score of 6-4, 6-2.
Kyzer lost 6-2, 6-1 to Anderson before Hoover was shut out, 6-0, 6-0 by Freund. Hoover finished the season with an 8-12 record and had the most victories of anyone on the squad. The match wrapped up with Parrish dropping her match against Sherrod by a score of 6-2, 6-4.