Banner Elk, NC--The Lees-McRae women's tennis team captured another win Saturday afternoon at home, sweeping the visiting Milligan College Lady Buffs 9-0. The Lady Bobcats have won three of four matches in the last eight days with their only loss coming at the hands of Div I opponent Appalachian State to improve their record to 3-3 overall. Milligan falls to 1-1 on the season.
Winston-Salem native, freshman Christine Vanard grabbed her fourth straight victory in the #1 spot this afternoon defeating the Lady Buffs' Melissa Grgat handily (6-1, 6-0). Freshman Andrea Balazsova (Prague, Czech Republic) once again battled a lengthy match, coming out on the winning end for the third time in four matches, beating her opponent 6-1, 6-7(5)6-4.
Ashley Mayers (Miami, FL), at the three spot, captured her third win of the year while freshman Amanda Nascimento (Vitoria, Brazil) took her fourth. In shortened matches both Cameron Joyce (Lenoir, NC) and Katie Hawkins (Old Fort, NC) defeated their competition for the singles sweep.
Coach Paul Goode paired freshmen Balazsova/Nascimento together for #1 doubles, Joyce/Vanard for the two spot, and the duo of Mayers/Hawkins for the third. All three coubles teams defeated their foes with the closest match coming at #1 where the Lady Bobcats took the 8-5 win.
The Lady Bobcats will travel to Greeenville, TN to take on Tusculum College on Tuesday, February 26. The match is set to begin at 2:00pm.
Pictured: Amanda Nascimento