Banner Elk, NC--The Lees-McRae women's tennis team got its first win of the spring season over the visiting Wingate University Bulldogs defeating them 7-2 in non-conference action Friday afternoon. With the win the Lady Bobcats improve to 1-2 on the season while the Bulldogs fall to 1-3.
In singles action the Lady Bobcats dominated winning five of the six matches. Freshman Christine Vanard (Winston-Salem, NC) battled to 6-4, 6-4 to win her first match of the year in the #1 spot, while teammates Andrea Balaszova (Prague, Czech Republic) and Ashley Mayers (Miami, FL) also grabbed their first wins of the season. Amanda Nascimento (Vitoria, Brazil) gained her second match win of the year this time playing in the #4 spot as did sophomore Cameron Joyce (Lenoir, NC). At #6 Katie Hawkins (Old Fort, NC) gritted it out before falling 6-3, 6-7 (5)(12-10).
The Lady Bobcats took the top two matches in doubles, while the Bulldogs managed to take the win in third doubles position.
The Lady Bobcats will resume play Sunday afternoon when they play host, this time to Shaw University. Play is set to begin at 3:00pm. Wingate will travel to John C. Smith University on February 19th for their next match.
Pictured: Christine Vanard