April 8, 2008

Lady Bobcats Rush Past Mars Hill

Mars Hill, NC--The Lees-McRae women's tennis team won their second match in three days defeating Mars Hill College 7-2 in non-conference action Tuesday afternoon in Mars Hills, NC. The Lady Bobcats improve to 9-9 on the year (3-4 in league play) while Mars Hill slips to 3-11.

Freshman Christine Vanard (Winston-Salem, NC) once again set the pace for the Lady Bobcats when she secured her fourth win in five matches, winning a 6-1, 6-4 contest over Adriana Borda. Ashley Mayers (Miami, FL), on a six game winning streak at No. 3, stepped up to play the two slot, but fell 6-3, 6-4 to Patricia La Rovere. Prague, Czech Republic native Andrea Balaszova won a 6-3, 6-2 contest over Kim Blythe while while freshman Amanda Nascimento (Vitoria, Brazil) allowed Paola Aybar only one game (6-0, 6-1) in the fourth flight. Cameron Joyce (Lenoir, NC) soundly defeated Rachel Hall by a score of 6-1, 6-1, and Katie Hawkins was credited with the default win at the sixth flight.

In doubles action, the Lady Bobcats blanked their opponents at No. 2 doubles with Mayers/Vanard teaming up for the 8-0 win over Hall/Aybar. The duo of Joyce/Nascimento fell 8-6 at the hands of Mars Hills No. 1 doubles team of Blythe/La Rovere. Lees-McRae gained the final point in doubles by default.

With two Conference Carolinas matches left in regular season the Lady Bobcats will face Mt. Olive in a rescheduled match on Thursday, April 10 at 2:00pm then host Barton College on Saturday, April 12 at 2:00pm.

MATCH RESULTS

Pictured: Andrea Balaszova