February 1, 2009

Lady Bobcats Win Season Opener in Dramatic Fashion, 5-4

AIKEN, S.C. - The Lees-McRae College Lady Bobcats tennis team defeated the USC-Aiken Lady Pacers 5-4 in their season opener on the road.

After falling behind 2-1 in the doubles matches, the Lady Bobcats rallied to win four of the six matches to earn the victory.

The doubles combination of Ashley Mayers and Katie Hawkins secured the first win for the Lady Bobcats with an 8-6 win at the number three doubles.

Gabriela Celi earned a 6-1, 6-2 win at the number one spot, and Christine Vanard followed with a 6-3, 6-4 win at the number two spot for Lees-McRae.

Ashley Mayers pulled out her second victory of the day with a 6-2, 7-5 win at the number four position.

Jennifer Hawkins, who also picked up two victories on the day, earned the final victory with a 6-1, 6-0 win at the number six position for Lees-McRae.

The Lady Bobcats' next match is February 10th against Division I Appalachian State.

Singles
1. Gabriela Celi (LMC) def. Stephanie Humphrey (USCA) 6-1, 6-2

2. Christine Vanard (LMC) def. Mathilde Grenet (USCA) 6-3, 6-4

3. Maria Soledad Angel (USCA) def. Lyndsay Pegram (LMC) 6-2, 6-2

4. Ashley Mayers (LMC) def. Brittany Telford (USCA) 6-2, 7-5

5. Brittany Gore (USCA) def. Cameron Joyce (LMC) 7-5, 6-2

6. Jennifer Hawkins (LMC) def. Courtney Hall (USCA) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles
1. Mathilde Grenet/Brittany Telford (USCA) def. Christine Vanard/Lyndsay Pegram (LMC) 8-4

2. Stephanie Humphrey/Maria Soledad Angel (USCA) def. Gabriela Celi/Cameron Joyce (LMC) 8-4

3. Ashley Mayers/Jennifer Hawkins (LMC) def. Brittany Gore/Courtney Hall (USCA) 8-6

Pictured: Ashley Mayers