WINGATE, N.C. – The Newberry women’s tennis team fell 8-1 to the No. 29 Wingate Bulldogs at the Wingate University Tennis Complex, in a match that was moved up a day due to inclement weather on Thursday in the Wingate area.
After being swept by the Bulldogs in doubles action, the Wolves were forced to default at No. 6 singles, which gave Wingate a 4-0 lead. The Bulldogs clinched the match with a victory at No. 3 singles.
The Wolves’ lone point came at No. 2 singles where sophomore Susana Aguirre (Guayaquil, Ecuador) picked up her 19th victory of the season when she secured victory in three sets over Wingate’s Becca Thomas.
Despite falling in doubles action, Newberry’s No. 1 pairing of sophomores Ariel Strong (Cassatt, S.C.) and Aguirre fell by only an 8-6 margin against the Southeast Region No. 10 doubles team of Ali Evers and Thomas.
Newberry wraps up the regular season on Friday, April 13, when the Wolves play host to the Brevard Tornados.
#29 Wingate 8, Newberry 1
Apr 04, 2012
WU Tennis Complex
1. Ali Evers (WU) def. Ariel Strong (NEWW) 6-3, 6-4
2. Susana Aguirre (NEWW) def. Becca Thomas (WU) 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (10-7)
3. Olivia Poole (WU) def. Romina Adum (NEWW) 6-4, 6-3
4. Morgan Winston (WU) def. Marina Ziehe (NEWW) 6-1, 6-2
5. Kelli Ferguson (WU) def. Shannon McManus (NEWW) 6-0, 6-0
6. Tiffany Williams (WU) def. No player (NEWW), by default
1. Ali Evers/Becca Thomas (WU) def. Ariel Strong/Susana Aguirre (NEWW) 8-6
2. Olivia Poole/Tiffany Williams (WU) def. Romina Adum/Emily Helsel (NEWW) 8-0
3. Kelli Ferguson/Morgan Winston (WU) def. Shannon McManus/Marina Ziehe (NEWW) 8-2
Newberry 13-9; 4-4 SAC
Wingate 14-4; 7-1 SAC; National ranking #29; Regional ranking #6
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (6,3,1,2,4,5)