GAFFNEY — Newberry junior Vinicius Botelho earned the Wolves their lone singles point on Wednesday at the Emmie Evans Rector Tennis Center in Gaffney as Newberry fell 7-2 to the Limestone Saints.
Newberry (7-6) picked up one point in doubles action as No. 3 pairing of freshman Fernando Espana and junior David Sons earned an 8-4 victory over Limestone’s (9-6) Austin McAlister and Benji Lascari Diaz.
Singles action was a single point affair for the Wolves as well, with Botelho picking up Newberry’s lone point. Botelho earned a victory in straight sets over Rafael Ferla at No. 2 singles.
The Wolves return to conference play on Friday with a road trip to Lincoln Memorial, before wrapping up the weekend trip to Tennessee with a Saturday morning match against Carson-Newman.
The Newberry women’s tennis team was edged in a close match 5-4 by the Limestone Saints at the Emmie Evans Rector Tennis Center on Wednesday afternoon.
Newberry (7-7) looked to take the momentum heading into singles action as the Wolves took two doubles points from the Saints (8-6). At No. 3 doubles, juniors Shannon McManus and Marina Ziehe picked up an 8-3 win over Lauren Bolender and Ariel Svantesson.
The Wolves’ No. 1 doubles team, ranked No. 6 in the Southeast Region, of juniors Romina Adum and Susana Aguirre earned a close 8-6 win over Paige Palinkas and Jessica Reyes Varela.
Singles action did not turn out how the Wolves had planned, as only two points were found by the Newberry women. The Wolves’ first singles point came as Adum earned her third straight singles victory as she topped Reyes Varela in two sets.
Newberry’s final team point came as McManus battled from down a set to earn a three set victory over Svantesson at No. 6 singles.
The Wolves head to Tennessee this weekend, as Newberry plays Lincoln Memorial on Friday, before heading to Carson-Newman on Saturday morning.