Women's Tennis

Lady Bobcats Advance to Second Round with 5-2 Win

SUMTER, S.C. - The No. 2 seed Lees-McRae College Lady Bobcats women's tennis team defeated the No. 7 seed Pfeiffer University Falcons, 5-2, in the first round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament.

The Lady Bobcats fell behind early losing two of the first three doubles matches. Christine Vanard and Gabriela Celi won their singles match at number one 8-1.

The Lady Bobcats won the first four singles matches to clinch the win. Celi won at one, 6-3, 6-4, and Vanard handled her opponent at two, 6-1, 6-2, to give the Bobcats a 3-2 lead.

At three, Ashley Mayers won 6-0, 6-1, and Lyndsay Pegram clinched the match with a 6-2, 6-2 win at four to advance the Lady Bobcats.

Lees-McRae will advances to play Erskine Saturday morning.