Newberry defeat Tornados in first conference match

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BREVARD, N.C. – The Brevard women’s tennis team opened South Atlantic Conference (SAC) play against Newberry (6-2, 2-1 SAC) with an 8-1 defeat on Sunday afternoon on the campus of Brevard College. It was the first match for the Tornados (0-2, 0-1 SAC) since playing UNC Asheville back in late January.

The Tornados lone victory came during No. 3 doubles where Anita Maryskova and Lisa Pettig defeated the Newberry’s Rachel Lovaas and Veronika Viegas 8-6. Head coach Ed Dickson was very impressed with xplayers in this match.

“It was a great day for Lisa and Anita in getting success at No. 3 doubles is incredible,” explained Dickson.

It was tough in the rest of the matches as Katie Daugherty and Jule Hermann were defeated at No. 1 doubles, 8-3, by Vanessa Ortiz and Amanda Carrillo. Hermann came into the match sick and according to Dickson, still was impressive in defeat.

“There was great effort by Jule, coming out here today and playing while also being sick,” said Dickson.

At No. 2 doubles Camille Cameron and Nirvanna Silva were defeated by Tara Lamers and Elizabeth Williamson, 8-1.

Ortiz defeated Daugherty at No. 1 singles, 6-2, 6-2 while Hermann was defeated in a close 6-2, 7-5 defeat at No. 2 singles. Silva and Cameron were defeated at No. 3 and No. 4 singles, respectively while Maryskova fell to Kelly McManus at No. 6 singles 6-0, 6-2. Pettig retired at No. 3 singles against Rebeca Martinez.

“It was a tough week of preparation due to the weather,” Dickson explained. “I give credit to Newberry but if we had a stronger week of preparation, I feel like we would have competed at a higher level.”

The Tornados hope to improve in their next match as they play host to Tusculum on Friday. The matches are set to begin at 1 p.m. Click here for full results.

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