Spartanburg, SC--The Lady Bobcats dominated host school Converse College in Spartanburg, SC, taking the 9-0 sweep in women's tennis action Wednesday afternoon. The Lady Bobcats improve to 2-2 on the season while the Valkyries move to 1-1 on the year.
In singles action freshman Christine Vanard (Winston-Salem, NC) took the match in the #1 spot improving her record to 2-2, and classmate Andrea Balaszova (Prague, Czech Republic) gritted out a three set match with Lindsey Wilson after taking the first 6-1 then giving up the second 0-6, finally winning a 10-8 third set. Ashley Mayers (Miami, FL) gave up only three games in the #3 spot to clinch her second win of the year. Vitoria, Brazil native, freshman Amanda Nascimento defeated her opponent 6-1, 6-1 while Cameron Joyce dominated in the #5 position, not giving up a single game in her effort to gain her third win of the season. Junior Katie Hawkins (Old Fort, NC) captured the win in the sixth spot giving the Lady Bobcats the singles sweep for the afternoon.
The freshmen duo of Nascimento/Balaszova won the #1 doubles 8-3 while Joyce joined forces with Vanard to grab the 8-4 victory at #2. With Mayers/Hawkins stepping up to take the 8-5 win in the third position the Lady Bobcats completed not only the doubles sweep, but a match sweep.
The Lady Bobcats will host Div I opponent Appalachian State University on Friday afternoon at 3:00pm. Converse will face Erskine College in Due West, SC Saturday afternoon.
Pictured: Andrea Balaszova