April 8, 2009

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

HIGH POINT, N.C.- Lees-McRae College's Travis VanHoy (13-5 overall, 7-0 conf.) has been selected as the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas men's tennis Player of the Week during week number eight in the 2009 season.


The sophomore came up clutch for the Lees-McRae College men's tennis team this week. VanHoy delivered the game clinching point as the No. 39 Bobcats pulled their fifth upset of the season over Conference Carolinas' No.31 Limestone College Saints.

In the match, VanHoy and partner Shawn Sumner won their doubles match 8-2 to give the Bobcats a 2-1 lead heading into singles play.

After battling through weather delays, VanHoy clinched the match with his 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 win at the four position.

In the teams final match of the week, VanHoy contributed with an 8-4 win in doubles and a 6-4, 4-6 (10-6) win in singles as the Bobcats blanked No. 36 Tusculum for the sixth upset of the season.

With his play this week, VanHoy has guaranteed the Bobcats at least a share of the Conference Carolinas regular season title with a 7-0 conference record. It will be the team's first title since 2001.