Greenwood, SC--In women's tennis action the Lady Bobcats traveled to Greenwood, SC to take on regional opponent Lander University Monday afternoon. Despite several tight matches, the Bearcats were able to defeat the Lady Bobcats 7-2. Lees-McRae's record falls to 6-5 overall (2-1 Conference Carolinas) while Lander improves to 7-3.
Christine Vanard (Winston-Salem, NC) captured her eighth straight victory at #1, this time over Fernanda Oliviera by a commanding score of 6-1, 6-3. Vanard then joined forces with Cameron Joyce (Lenoir, NC) at #2 doubles to take the only doubles win for the day as well with an 8-6 victory.
The Lady Bobcats had several close contests against the Bearcats with #5 Joyce losing 7-5, 6-3 and #6 Katie Hawkins (Old Fort, NC) falling 7-5, 6-4. The freshman #1 duo of Amanda Nascimento (Vitoria, Brazil) and Andrea Balaszova (Prague, Czech Republic) clawed their way through a tight match only to lose 9-8.
The team will resume play tomorrow, continuing their two-match road trip to Erskine College in Due West, SC.
Pictured: Christine Vanard