GREENSBORO, NC - The Montreat College women's tennis team opened up their spring season with a convincing 8-1 win over Greensboro College on Monday.
In doubles play, the duo of Elizabeth Beary (FR/Apopka, FL) and Skyler Brody (SR/Duluth, GA) took their line 8-0, while Kaitlyn Thomas (SO/Marion, NC) and Christine Osborne (FR/Black Mountain, NC) quickly followed suit by posting an 8-0 score as well. Line 2 doubles would win 8-2 to help the Cavaliers take all three doubles lines.
In singles play, Beary walked away with an impressive 6-0, 6-0 win over her opponent at line 1 singles. Christine Osborne would be the second singles match off court, winning 6-1, 6-1, clinching the match for the Cavaliers. Hayley Taylor (SO/Marion, NC), Kaitlyn Thomas, and Brody would all take their singles lines.
"I think the players knew how important this match was," head coach Andrew Cobb said. "Starting the spring season off with a win is a great way to build some momentum moving forward. With Livingstone College coming up next Thursday, the team is ready to use this match against Greensboro and get ready for the Blue Bears."
The Cavaliers (2-3) will host Livingstone College on Thursday, March 2nd at 2:00pm.
MONTREAT, NC - Second-year head coach Andrew Cobb announced the 2017 schedule for the Montreat College men's and women's tennis teams on Monday. The schedule features 10 overall home matches for the Cavaliers. The men's program is coming off a 4-0 record from fall play, while the Lady Cavaliers are heading into spring play 1-3.
"This is a very exciting spring schedule - very busy but still a great opportunity for the Cavaliers to compete against some strong NAIA and NCAA teams," Cobb said. "We have scheduled some new rivalries, as well as kept traditions going with others from past seasons. The players, as well as myself, are excited and looking forward to a more competitive schedule."
The Lady Cavaliers will kick off their season at Greensboro College on February 21st at 12:00PM, while the men will travel on Saturday, February 25th, to take on Greensboro College.
Montreat will host non-conference foes such as Georgetown, Brewton-Parker, Greensboro, Ferrum, and Livingstone. The men's tennis team will also travel to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina to participate in the Spring Break Fest where they will play four matches over three days.
Conference play starts against Union College (KY) on March 8th for both programs. The Cavs will host Tennessee-Wesleyan, Reinhardt, SCAD-Atlanta, and Bluefield, while traveling to Milligan, Point, Columbia for conference play throughout March and April.
The Appalachian Athletic Conference Tournament will be held in Chattanooga, TN at the Champions Club from April 28th-30th.
MONTREAT, NC - Over the weekend, the Montreat College women's tennis team dropped a match to Berea College, 8-1.
The Lady Cavaliers started out 3-0 down, having to forfeit line 3 doubles, and lines 5 and 6 in singles. In doubles play, the duo of Taylor Lunsford (SR/Mooresville, NC) and Elizabeth Beary (FR/Apopka, FL) would pick up the sole win, 8-0. In singles play, all lines would come up short. At #1 singles, Beary lost 6-2, 6-3, while #2 singles player Skyler Brody (SR/Duluth, GA) lost 6-4, 6-1. At #3 singles, Hayley Taylor (SO/Marion, NC) lost 7-5, 7-5, and at #4 singles, Lunsford lost 8-4.
"Even though we lost a few tough matches, it was great to see what we've been practicing come out in a match scenario," head coach Andrew Cobb said. "The girls played hard today. It was great to see the fight continue throughout the entirety of the match."
The Lady Cavaliers will be back in action on February 25th at Greensboro College.