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Wolves dispatch Pioneers 7-2 at Cannon Tennis Courts

Box Score

NEWBERRY, S.C. – Newberry sophomore Mohammed Chakir picked up an important victory at No. 3 singles as the Wolves cruised to a 7-2 victory over Tusculum at the Cannon Tennis Courts.

The Wolves (12-10, 3-4 SAC) led 2-1 after doubles action, where sophomores Michael Saunders (Christchurch, New Zealand) and Vinicius Botelho (Fortaleza, Brazil) edged their opponents from Tusculum (8-7, 2-2 SAC) 8-6 at No. 1 doubles. At No. 3 doubles junior Cal Loveridge (Derby, Derbyshire, England) and freshman Carlos Nicolopulos (Valencia, Venezuela) won with a score of 8-2.

In singles action the Wolves took a 3-1 lead as Botelho won in straight sets at No. 2. Botelho’s victory was soon followed by Chakir’s (Rabat, Morocco) victory at No. 3, which saw the sophomore drop only one game in the second set.

The Wolves clinched the victory when Loveridge picked up a win in two sets at No. 4 singles. Loveridge’s straight sets victory ended before Saunders picked up an emotional three set victory at No. 1 singles. Nicolopulos wrapped up the Wolves victory with a three set victory at No. 5 securing Newberry’s 7-2 victory.

Newberry hits the road for its next match, meeting Wingate on April 15.

Newberry 7, Tusculum 2
Mar 29, 2012
Newberry, S.C.
Cannon Tennis Courts

Singles competition
1. Michael Saunders (NEWM) def. Lukas Winkelmann (TCM) 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (6-1)
2. Vinicius Botelho (NEWM) def. Tony Bujana (TCM) 6-1, 7-5
3. Mohammed Chakir (NEWM) def. Luis Zamora (TCM) 6-4, 6-1
4. Cal Loveridge (NEWM) def. Paul Wiederspahn (TCM) 6-1, 6-3
5. Carlos Nicolopulos (NEWM) def. Steven Lin (TCM) 7-5, 5-7, 10-8
6. Stefan Vergeer (TCM) def. David Sons (NEWM) 5-7, 6-1, 10-8

Doubles competition
1. Michael Saunders/Vinicius Botelho (NEWM) def. Lukas Winkelmann/Luis Zamora (TCM) 8-6
2. Steven Lin/Paul Wiederspahn (TCM) def. Mohammed Chakir/David Sons (NEWM) 8-5
3. Cal Loveridge/Carlos Nicolopulos (NEWM) def. Drew Kiser/John Taylor (TCM) 8-2

Match Notes
Tusculum 8-7, 2-2 SAC
Newberry 12-10, 3-4 SAC
Order of finish: Doubles (); Singles (2,3,4,1,6,5)

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