Lady Bobcats Tennis Rebuilding

The Lees-McRae College Women's Tennis team has been picked to finish eleventh this season, announced by the Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference this afternoon. A pair of Lady Bobcats freshman were named to the CVAC's Preseason Players to Watch List.

Head Coach Paul Goode, (pictured top left), returns a trio of player's from last season's team, all of which are dual sport athletes for Lees-McRae. Senior Katherine Smith, junior Brittany Sherill, and sophomore Jenna Simpson are all members of the Lady Bobcats soccer team in the fall. Six freshman as well as one sophomore transfer complete this year's roster, as Coach Goode looks to continuing building the Lady Bobcats tennis program in his second season. Freshman Ashley Mayers and Kasey Mabe were named to the CVAC's Preseason Players to Watch List.
Erskine College claimed top spot in the preseason poll for the second consecutive season. The Flying Fleet also enter the season ranked 33rd in the nation, according to the Division II ITA poll. The Flying Fleet claimed both regular season and tournament titles in 2005 and 2006. Limestone College and Mount Olive College round out the top three in the coaches' poll.
The full press release can be viewed at www.cvac.net.

Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference Pre-Season Coaches Poll
(First place votes in parenthesis)
1. Erskine College (10) 100
2. Limestone College (1) 91
3. Mount Olive College 75
T-4. Pfeiffer University 67
T-4. Queens University of Charlotte 67
6. Barton College 58
7. Coker College 46
8. Anderson University 37
9. Converse College 28
10. St. Andrews Presbyterian College 19
11. Lees-McRae College 17

2007 CVAC "Preseason Players to Watch" List
(As selected by the member institutions)

Name: School: Year: Highlights:
Tamra Lawler Anderson Sr.
Chelsea Hsieh Barton So. '06 1st Team All-CVAC & CVAC FR of the Year
Allison Cobb Barton Sr. '06 2nd Team All-CVAC, 37-2 in CVAC singles
Andrea Santos Coker Sr. '06 All-CVAC Honorable Mention
Tina Rohner Converse Sr. '06 All-CVAC Honorable Mention
Rachel Wilkes Converse Fr. Projected to be #3 singles and #1 doubles
Jeniffer Gennaoui Erskine Jr. '06 CVAC POY & 1st Team All-CVAC
Ellen Dawson Erskine So. '06 2nd Team All-CVAC
Ashley Mayers Lees-McRae Fr.
Kasey Mabe Lees-McRae Fr.
Alexandra Gade Limestone Sr. '06 1st Team All-CVAC,16-11 singles record
Jennifer Snaider Limestone So. '06 2nd Team All-CVAC,24-3 singles record
Carol Aro Mount Olive So. No. 1 singles, No. 1 doubles
Lauren Harris Mount Olive Sr. '05 CVAC Player of the Week winner
Andrea Stroup Pfeiffer Sr. '06 All-CVAC Honorable Mention
Patricia Dominguez Pfeiffer Fr.
Merissa Rock Queens Jr. '06 1st Team All-CVAC
Skye Powell Queens Jr. '06 2nd Team All-CVAC