April 16, 2008

Lees-McRae's Solymosi Named Men's Tennis Player of the Week

Thomasville, N.C.--Lees-McRae College's Nandor Solymosi (12-11 overall, 6-3 conf.) has been selected as the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas men's tennis Player of the Week during week number nine in the 2008 season. A true freshman, Nandor Solymosi helped lead his team to a 3-0 record this week. Solymosi, who plays No. 1 for the Bobcats in both singles and doubles, was undefeated in both this week.

In singles Solymosi won 6-2, 6-1 over Wingate's Mitchell Lvovsky. Then the freshman routed out Barton's Scott Reddick 6-1, 6-1, a former player of the week in the conference. Solymosi gained his third win of the week, and fourth straight win at No. 1 singles, when he outscored Pfeiffer's Philip Lawson 6-4, 6-1. In doubles action Solymosi teamed up with Alek Mojski taking an 8-5 win over Valarezo/Patchell of Wingate University on Wednesday. On Saturday the duo beat Barton College's Reddick/Grobel 8-6, then outlasted de Wit/Lawson of Pfeiffer University in a 9-7 contest Sunday afternoon. Solymosi, playing with Mojski and another match with Paul Muenow has won four consecutive doubles matches.