Lady Tornado picks up win at Newberry

NEWBERRY, S.C. - King College closed out the tennis regular season Thursday as the Lady Tornado won 8-1 at Newberry (S.C.) College while the Tornado lost a 6-3 decision.

The women started the day with a combined 24-7 score in the three doubles' victories. Virginie Brioschi (Geneva, Switzerland) added a No. 1 singles' win to start that portion for King. Nerece Stoltz (Witbank, South Africa), Sarah Anderson (Bristol, Tenn.), Brittany Freund (Bluefield, W.Va.) and Eden Sherrod (Kingston, Tenn.) were all straight set winners for King.

Patrick Jones (Bristol, Tenn.) and Seth Hale (Knoxville, Tenn.) provided the lone singles' victories for the Tornado. Jones won 6-1 and 6-1 at No. 4 while Hale was at No. 5 for a 6-1 and 6-2 score. The duo also teamed up for the No. 3 doubles' point thanks to an 8-3 victory.

The Lady Tornado ended the regular season at 13-8 while the Tornado owned a 14-7 record after the day.

King will have to await to see if the teams will play in the NCCAA National Tournament in which both the men and women played in a season ago. The national office has not announced the qualifying teams.

Women's Tennis - King (Tenn.) 8, Newberry 1

Singles competition

1. Virgnie Brioschi (KING) def. Marina Ziehe (NEWW) 6-2, 6-3

2. Amanda Simmons (NEWW) def. Karissa King (KING) 1-6, 6-0, 6-0

3. Nerece Stoltz (KING) def. Shannon McManus (NEWW) 6-4, 6-2

4. Sarah Anderson (KING) def. Lindsay Kyzer (NEWW) 6-2, 6-1

5. Brittany Freund (KING) def. Sierra Hoover (NEWW) 6-0, 6-0

6. Eden Sherrod (KING) def. Sam Parrish (NEWW) 6-2, 6-4

Doubles competition

1. Virgnie Brioschi/Nerece Stoltz (KING) def. Marina Ziehe/Amanda Simmons (NEWW) 8-1

2. Sarah Anderson/Karissa King (KING) def. Shannon McManus/Lindsay Kyzer (NEWW) 8-3

3. Brittany Freund/Eden Sherrod (KING) def. Sierra Hoover/Sam Parrish (NEWW) 8-3

Men's Tennis - Newberry 6, King (Tenn.) 3

Singles competition

1. Michael Saunders (NEWM) def. Rodrigo Avila (KING) 7-5, 6-2

2. Vinicius Botelho (NEWM) def. Pablo Vidal (KING) 7-5, 7-5

3. Mohammed Chakir (NEWM) def. Oriol Mirallas (KING) 6-4, 6-2

4. Patrick Jones (KING) def. Michael Woolard (NEWM) 6-1, 6-1

5. Seth Hale (KING) def. Jeffery Kiser (NEWM) 6-1, 6-2

6. David Sons (NEWM) def. Eirkur Magnusson (KING) 7-6, 6-2

Doubles competition

1. Vinicius Botelho/David Sons (NEWM) def. Rodrigo Avila/Pablo Vidal (KING) 8-4

2. Michael Saunders/Mohammed Chakir (NEWM) def. Eirkur Magnusson/Oriol Mirallas (KING) 8-4

3. Seth Hale/Patrick Jones (KING) def. Jeffery Kiser/James Bethea (NEWM) 8-3