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Tennis falls to Francis Marion

by Ryan Gross, Newberry Sports Information

NEWBERRY, S.C. Ė The Newberry Indians menís and womenís tennis teams fell at home Wednesday afternoon at the hands Francis Marion University, as both Patriot teams posted a 9-0 victory over Newberry. The Newberry womenís team falls to 1-3 on the young season, while the menís team record drops to 1-3 as well.


The Lady Indians number one player Lauren Hartley (Beamsville, Ontario) fell in straight sets to Kamini Murugaboopathy (Chennai, India) 6-2, 7-6. The number one player on the menís side for Newberry, Jonathan Ward (Bristol, England), didnít fare much better, losing in straight sets to Patriot #1 player Kevin Taylor (Benoni, South Africa), 6-4, 6-2.
The Indians are back in action on March 1st, when both teams travel to USC Aiken to do battle with the Pacers. The match will commence at 2 p.m.

MT: Newberry College 0, Francis Marion 9
Records: Newberry 1-3, FMU 6-3
Doubles
#1 Taylor/Emmanuel (FMU) def. Morehart/Rinaldis (NEW) 8-2
#2 Cury/Singh (FMU) def. Ward/Quaye (NEW) 8-1
#3 Coupek/Razik (FMU) def. Elston/Rawlings (NEW) 8-0
Singles
#1 Kevin Taylor (FMU) def. Jonathan Ward 6-4, 6-2
#2 Chatwinder Singh (FMU) def. Adam Morehart 6-2, 6-1
#3 Franklyn Emmanuel (FMU) def. Toby Rawlings 6-2, 6-3
#4 Alex Cury (FMU) def. Anthony Rinaldis 6-1, 6-1
#5 Daniel Coupek (FMU) def. Oliver Elston 6-1, 6-2
#6 Dananjaya Mayadunne (FMU) def. Dennis Quaye 6-3, 6-4
WT: Newberry College 0, Francis Marion 9
Records: Newberry 1-3, FMU 2-5
Doubles
#1 Hartley/Kreidler (NEW) def. Smith/Hall (FMU) 8-1
#2 Clare/Poppe (NEW) def. Bush/Reyes (FMU) 8-0
#3 Lipsi/Dreiling (NEW) def. Robinson/Anders (FMU) 8-2
Singles
#1 Kamini Murugaboopathy (FMU) def. Lauren Hartley (NEW) 6-2, 7-6
#2 Jenny Ludwig (FMU)def. Isabel Kreidler (NEW) 6-1, 6-4
#3 Elizabeth Lee (FMU) def. Chanelle Clare (NEW) 6-2, 6-2
#4 Sara Moyer (FMU) def. Bethany Poppe (NEW) 6-4, 6-2
#5 Maria Covell def. Jessica Lipsi (NEW) 6-3, 6-3
#6 Sarah Carmichael def. Kim Dreiling (NEW) 6-0, 6-0

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