April 9, 2008

Mayers Named Player of the Week

THOMASVILLE, NC - Lees-McRae College's Ashley Mayers has been selected as the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas women's tennis Player of the Week during week number eight in the 2008 season. A sophomore from Miami, FL, Mayers, dominated her opponents at No. 3 singles, going 3-0 and extending her winning streak to six matches and winning two of three doubles matches.

In a week with three Conference Carolinas matches, Mayers defeated Anderson's Jessica McDonald 6-1, 6-2, Pfeiffer's Maddy Billeter 6-1, 6-0, and her St. Andrews opponent 6-1, 6-1. Mayers now stands at 6-1 in league play in singles action. In doubles Mayers teamed up with freshman Amanda Nascimento for the first two contests, beating Anderson 8-6, and then falling to Pfeiffer by the same score on Saturday. Sunday afternoon she and doubles partner freshman Christine Vanard won 8-1 over St. Andrews.