October 6, 2006

MABE GIVES STRONG SHOWING AT ITA REGIONALS:

Wilson, NC--Against tough competition, LMC Women's Tennis players, led by Kasey Mabe, performed on a level that showed improvement from last weeks CVAC Championship matches.

Women's Singles:

Kasey Mabe led the women's team with her play in the Women's Singles A Flight. Her first match-up with Lander's A. L. Zaia displayed some of Mabe's best play yet, ending the first set with a 7-6 win and a crushing 6-1 victory in the second set to seal the match. Mabe then faced the number 1 seed, Illia Stupak in the round of 32. Stupka would go on to win the entire Flight after her defeat of Mabe who lost 0-6, 0-6. Coach Goode commented on the weekend stating, "I felt like our women came into this tournament with a different mentality, we did a much better job at limiting our unforced errors this weekend. Kasey and Ashley pulled out a couple of great wins in singles. I was proud of the way all three of them competed this weekend."

A: K. Mabe - 64 def. A. Zaia (Lander) 7-6, 6-1; 32 - loss I. Stupak (Armstrong Atlantic) 0-6, 0-6

B: K. Hawkins - 32 loss M. Blattes (USC Aiken) 0-6, 0-6; 1st Rnd.Cons. - loss M. Kragl (Limestone) 0-6, 0-6

A. Mayers - 32 win due to injury; 1st Rnd. Cons. - loss B. Telford (USC Aiken) 1-6, 1-6

Women's Doubles:

The Lees-McRae women's doubles team of Mabe and Mayers fought hard in their ITA Flight A matches, but came up short of victory. In the round of 32 the team paired up against Ludwig and Muragaboopathy from Francis Marion who proved to be a tough opponent for the LMC team. Mabe and Mayers lost 1-8 and moved to the 1st Round Consolation match where they faced Anderson's Redferm and Salvany. The Anderson team was also stiff competition, and despite a valiant effort, Mabe and Mayers conceded to a loss of 3-8, ending their run in doubles play.

A: Mabe, Mayers - 32 loss Ludwig, Muragaboopathy (Francis Marion) 1-8; 1st Rnd. Cons. - loss Redferm, Salvany (Anderson) 3-8