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

HIGH POINT, N.C.- Lees-McRae College's Shawn Sumner (12-5 overall, 7-0 conf.) has been selected as the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas men's tennis Player of the Week during week number seven in the 2009 season.


Sumner, a junior, has the Lees-McRae College Bobcats in position to win their first Conference Carolinas regular season title since 2001.

In their up upset over No. 17 Anderson University, Sumner was the only Bobcat in the match to earn two points.

At his number two doubles position, Sumner teamed up with Travis VanHoy to earn the Bobcats their first point of the day with a 9-8 (7-5) win.

With the Bobcats down 3-1, Sumner stepped up to defeat his opponent in straight sets 6-0, 6-1 to cut the lead to 3-2.

This upset was the Bobcats fourth win over a higher ranked team this season.