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Bears' Men's Tennis Drops Season Opener PDF Print
Written by Staff Reports   
Thursday, 23 February 2012 09:20

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Tennis Team (0-1, 0-1) opened the 2012 season with a 7-2 loss to Newberry (4-4, 1-0) Wednesday afternoon in a South Atlantic Conference contest at Hickory High School. Lenoir-Rhyne won at No. 5 singles and third doubles despite the

setback to Newberry. At fifth singles, L-R junior David Richardson (Wake Forest, N.C.) defeated Newberry's David Sons (Lexington, S.C.) by scores of 6-4 and 6-2.
Meanwhile, the Lenoir-Rhyne tandem of senior Graydon Dunn (Charlotte, N.C.) and freshman Jarod Styres (Chapel Hill, N.C.) defeated Newberry's James Bethea (Newberry, S.C.) and Jeffery Kiser (Newberry, S.C.), 8-5, at No. 3 doubles.
Lenoir-Rhyne remains at home on Thursday when it hosts Anderson in a South Atlantic Conference contest beginning at 1:00 p.m., at Hickory, N.C.
Newberry returns home to host Spartanburg Methodist (11:00 a.m.) and Benedict (3:30 p.m.) on Friday.


NCAA Division II Men's Tennis Final
Newberry 7, Lenoir-Rhyne 2
Hickory, N.C. (Hickory High School)
February 22, 2012


1. Michael Saunders (NC) def. Aroon Khatter (L-R), 6-3, 6-3
2. Vinicius Botelho (NC) def. Robby Blackburn (L-R), 6-0, 6-0
3. Mohammed Chakir (NC) def. Michael Owens (L-R), 6-0, 6-1
4. Cal Loveridge (NC) def. Graydon Dunn (L-R), 6-1, 7-5
5. David Richardson (L-R) def. David Sons (NC), 6-4, 6-2
6. Carlos Nicolopulos (NC) def. Jarod Styres (L-R), 6-3, 6-4


1. Vinicius Botelho/Michael Saunders (NC) def. Robby Blackburn/David Richardson (L-R), 8-6
2. Mohammed Chakir/Cal Loveridge (NC) def. Aroon Khatter/Michael Owens (L-R), 8-0
3. Graydon Dunn/Jarod Styres (L-R) def. James Bethea/Jeffery Kiser (NC), 8-5


Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Tennis Bested By Newberry

The Newberry College Women's Tennis Team (7-3, 1-0) spoiled Lenoir-Rhyne University's (0-1, 0-1) 2012 season opener with a 9-0 victory Wednesday afternoon in a South Atlantic Conference contest at Hickory High School.
Lenoir-Rhyne next competes against Anderson in a league match on Thursday at home beginning at 1:00 p.m., at Hickory High School. Newberry plays at South Carolina State on Friday, March 2, in Orangeburg, S.C., at Noon.


NCAA Division II Women's Tennis Final
Newberry 9, Lenoir-Rhyne 0
Hickory, N.C. (Hickory High School)
February 22, 2012


1. Ariel Strong (NC) def. Kelsey Love (L-R), 6-1, 6-4
2. Susana Aguirre (NC) def. Ivey Tant (L-R), 6-2, 6-1
3. Romina Adum (NC) def. Mariel Mena (L-R), 6-1, 6-3
4. Marina Ziehe (NC) def. Amanda Young (L-R), 6-2, 6-2
5. Emily Helsel (NC) def. Maggie Brown (L-R), 6-2, 6-2
6. Shannon McManus (NC) def. Blair McDonough (L-R), 6-0, 6-0


1. Ariel Strong/Susana Aguirre (NC) def. Kelsey Love/Mariel Mena (L-R), 8-0
2. Romina Adum/Marina Ziehe (NC) def. Ivey Tant/Amanda Young (L-R), 8-2
3. Amanda Simmons/Emily Helsel (NC) def. Maggie Brown/Blair McDonough (L-R), 8-3
Records: Newberry (7-3, 1-0 SAC), Lenoir-Rhyne (0-1, 0-1 SAC)

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