FLORENCE – Newberry suffered a tough 5-1 loss to No. 20 Francis Marion in the opening round of the City of Florence College Tennis Invitational.
Elisa Aguirre had the Wolves only victory of the match in singles action with the 6-1, 6-4 advantage over Francis Marion’s Eliza Lang.
Newberry was swept in doubles play with No. 1 Amanda Carrillo and Marta Gomar finishing 8-6 while at No. 2 Luicia Davila and Elisa Aguirre replicated the 8-6 loss. Rebecca Martinez and Korina Martinez rounded out the pack with an 8-0 finish.
The tournament began a day early due to upcoming weather concerns. Three Wolves were unable to finish singles play due to the late start.
Women’s tennis will return to action tomorrow against Augusta in the second round of the City of Florence College Tennis Invitational.