HILTON HEAD ISLAND — The Newberry women’s tennis team opened up Spring TennisFest in dominating fashion, downing the Findlay Oilers 7-2 at the Van der Meer Tennis Center on Monday.
The Wolves (4-4) kicked off the day with two points in doubles action, while surrendering only three games combined at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles to the Oilers (2-14). Newberry’s No. 2 doubles pairing of junior Ariel Strong and freshman Tara Lamers cruised to an 8-1 victory over Kelsey Yoder and Lindsay Jurcenko.
At No. 1 doubles, Newberry’s pair of junior Guayaquil, Ecuador-natives Susana Aguirre and Romina Adum picked up an 8-2 win over Viktoriya Shkola and Jessica Adkins.
Singles action showed the Wolves’ strength throughout the lineup as the Wolves earned five victories in straight sets. Aguirre knocked off Shkola at No. 1 singles 6-3, 6-2, while Adum topped Isabel Nunez 6-0, 6-2.
At No. 3 singles Strong surrendered only two games on her way to a two-set victory over Yoder. Lamers earned Newberry at point at No. 4 singles with a two-set win over Adkins. The Wolves final point in singles action came at No. 6 where sophomore Christine Connelly earned her second career victory with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Emily Gerber.
Newberry continued its Spring TennisFest with a match against Ashford on Wednesday.