MARS HILL, N.C. — The Newberry College men’s and women’s tennis teams each moved to 2-0 in their fall dual seasons with non-conference wins over the Mars Hill Lions at the Hart Tennis Complex on Sunday afternoon. The men’s team took a 7-1 win, while the women won by a 5-2 count.
With the weather patterns which moved through South Carolina recently, the Wolves have modified their schedule. Newberry is now slated to take on North Greenville and Spartanburg Methodist at North Greenville on Friday.
Men: Newberry 7, Mars Hill 1
The Wolves swept doubles action and picked up three singles victories to move to 2-0 in the fall.
Fernando Espana and Fernando Tous edged Alberto Ortiz and Ben Reid by a 9-8 count at No. 1 singles, followed by 8-4 wins at No. 2 doubles by Jordan Monosky and Jacob Svantesson and at No. 3 doubles by Richard Zeh and Angel Pizarro.
Svantesson took a 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 4 singles and a Monosky win by the same score at No. 3 clinched the match. Tous won at No. 2 and Pizarro won at No. 5 to close out the win.
Women: Newberry 5, Mars Hill 2
After winning two close double matches, the Wolves cruised to three easy singles wins to take their second dual of the season.
Vanessa Ortiz and Amanda Carrillo took an 8-6 win at No. 1 doubles and Elizabeth Williamson and Tara Lamers edged out a 9-7 win at No. 2 doubles to put the Wolves up 2-1.
Mars Hill won at No. 2 singles to tie the match up before the Wolves closed it out with a string of wins. Carrillo took a 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 3 singles and Williamson won at No. 1 singles, 6-4, 6-2, before Lamers finished off the win with a 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 4 singles.
This release provided by Newberry College.