March 27, 2010

No. 46 Lady Bobcats Rally to Upset No. 35 Lady Bearcats, 5-4

GREENWOOD - The No. 46 ranked Lees-McRae women's tennis team rallied to claim four of six singles matches Saturday and defeat No. 35 Lander, 5-4, in a non-conference match at The Joe Cabri Courts.

Lees-McRae improves to 7-6 overall, while Lander slips to 10-5 on the season.

The Lady Bearcats claimed two of three doubles matches. At No. 1 Aurelia Ruffat/Eliza Adusumilli (L) def. Maria Andrade/Lyndsay Pegram (LMC), 8-3; No. 2 Caitlin Fell/Nicola James (L) def. Cameron Joyce/Christine Vanard (LMC), 9-7; and No. 3 Gabriela Celi/Brianna Fulp (LMC) def. Ana Maria Zaia/Melanise Newbold (L) 9-8.

In singles, No. 1 Vanard (LMC) def. Ruffat (L), 7-5, 6-4; No. 2 Celi (LMC) def. Fell (L), 6-1, 6-1; No. 3 Pegram (LMC) def. Adusumilli (L), 6-4, 1-6, 6-1; No. 4 James (L) def. Andrade (LMC), 6-2, 6-0; No. 5 Newbold (L) def. Fulp (LMC), 6-4, 6-2; and No. 6 Joyce (LMC) def. Zaia (L), 2-6, 6-3, 6-1.