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Women's tennis earns impressive win over Columbia College

NEWBERRY, S.C. – The Newberry women’s tennis team opened up the 2011-12 campaign on Monday with a 9-0 home victory over Columbia College.

The Wolves opened up the afternoon sweeping the Koalas in doubles play earning 8-2 victories at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles. At No. 2 doubles the Wolves pairing of Romina Adum (Guayaquil, Ecuador) and Marina Ziehe (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) earned an impressive 8-1 win over their foes from Columbia College.

The Wolves No. 1 doubles side was comprised of Ariel Strong (Cassatt, S.C.) and Susana Aquirre (Guayaquil, Ecuador), while Ashley Latham (Columbia, S.C.) and Amanda Simmons (Saluda, S.C.) made up the No. 3 side.

Newberry also swept Columbia College in singles action, taking all six matches in straight sets. Strong earned a win in her first singles match for Newberry after transferring from Converse at No. 1 singles.

Fellow newcomers Aguirre and Adum picked up straight set victories at No. 2 and No. 3. Adum won her match without surrendering a game point. Both freshman Emily Heisel (Port Orange, Fla.) and

Ziehe won their matches in convincing fashion 6-0, 6-0 at No. 4 and No. 5 singles, respectively.

Wrapping up the afternoon was Shannon McManus (Charleston, S.C.) who took a straight set victory over Danielle Beumont of Columbia College.

Newberry 9 – Columbia 0
October 3, 2011
Cannon Tennis Courts
Newberry, S.C.

Doubles –
No. 1: Ariel Strong/Susana Aquirre (NC) def. Raven Fair/Abbagayle Stevenson (CC), 8-2
No. 2: Romina Adum/Marina Ziehe (NC) def. Lydia Royals/Maria Reiss (CC), 8-1
No. 3: Ashley Latham/Amanda Simmons (NC) def. Haley Mathias/Danielle Beumont (CC) 8-2

No. 1:
Strong (NC) def. Fair (CC), 6-1, 6-2
No. 2: Aquirre (NC) def. Stevenson (CC), 6-1, 6-2
No. 3: Adum (NC) def. Royals (CC), 6-0, 6-0
No. 4: Heisel (NC) def. Reiss (CC), 6-0, 6-0
No. 5: Ziehe (NC) def. Mathias (CC), 6-0, 6-0
No. 6: Shannon McManus (NC) def. Beumont (CC), 6-2, 6-2

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