Newberry Observer

Huelse’s comeback stuns Lincoln Memorial to secure Wolves victory

NEWBERRY — Newberry found themselves tied at four apiece in the sixth and final flight of the South Atlantic Conference quarterfinals.

After splitting the first two sets with her opponent, Joelle Huelse found herself down 3-1 in the final set.

With a trip to the South Atlantic Conference semifinals on the line, the situation looked bleak. However, it did not stay that way for long.

The Herne, Germany native prevailed and took the three-set thriller 6-2, 6-7, 6-4 to clinch giving the Wolves the 5-4 win and keeping their postseason hopes alive.

Newberry got off to a hot start in doubles play with the tandem of Amanda Carrillo and Marta Gomar putting the Wolves on the board in their 8-2 win in the No. 1 slot. Elisa Aguirre and Lucia Davila added another point in the second flight with an 8-3 decision.

Lincoln Memorial closed the gap to one in the final doubles flight after an 8-3 score to make it 2-1 heading into singles.

Aguirre maintained the Wolves lead, making quick work of her opponent 6-1, 6-3 in the second flight. The Railsplitters would prevail in the next match to pull back within one before No. 1 Carrillo made it a 4-1 Newberry advantage in a 6-2, 6-1 win.

The Railsplitters continued to fight back winning the next three sets to knot it up four apiece. No. 6 Huesle closed the contest with a stunning 6-2, 6-7, 6-4 nail biter to seal the Wolves’ 5-4 victory.

Huelse, a Herne, Germany native, took the three-set thriller 6-2, 6-7, 6-4 giving the Wolves the 5-4 win.
https://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/web1_edc06f91-dd2a-4024-ad20-8c87e8e7e406-Womens-Tennis.jpgHuelse, a Herne, Germany native, took the three-set thriller 6-2, 6-7, 6-4 giving the Wolves the 5-4 win. Courtesy photo

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