Article from Fred McCormick, Black Mountain News
Montreat College Head Tennis Coach Andrew Cobb didn't have to go far to find the newest member of its women's tennis team. In fact, she was just right across the Swannanoa Valley at Owen High School.
The Cavaliers signed Owen senior Christine Osborne in a ceremony at the high school on Friday, April 22nd.
Head coach of the men's and women's tennis teams at Montreat, Andrew Cobb, is excited to add Osborne to the roster.
"Christine's personality and desire to be at Montreat are some of the things that stood out to me," he said. "She came out to a couple of our matches and ended up spending some time with some of our players on her own. So they've already bonded and that's huge. She's definitely someone that can come in and fit in right away."
Osborne said she is "really excited" for the opportunity to join the tennis team, which concluded its inaugural season April 10th.
"All of the girls, and even the guys on the men's team, are really nice and welcoming," she said. "I went to one of their matches and had the chance to hit around with them a little, and I had the chance to hang out with some of the players on the team and get to know them."
ASHEVILLE, NC - The Appalachian Athletic Conference has announced postseason awards for its member schools in tennis. The Montreat College tennis team was represented in a variety of ways.
To see the full press release on the men's tennis awards click HERE.
To see the full press release of the women's tennis awards, click HERE.
GREENSBORO, NC - The Montreat College women's tennis team traveled to Greensboro on Sunday to take part in a tri-match against Greensboro College and Ferrum College.
In the morning match, the Cavaliers fell to Greensboro 5-2. Abby Graham picked up a singles victory, defeating Sarah Drummond 6-1, 6-1 and the second Montreat victory came via default. Emily Howard fell in her match to Rachel Hamilton 6-2, 6-4 while Skyler Brody (JR/Duluth, GA) was defeated by Ashley Spivey 6-1, 6-2. Hayley Taylor (FR/Marion, NC) was knocked off by Molly O'Keefe 6-1, 6-2. The doubles tandem of Brody and Taylor fell 8-2 while the pair of Kaitlyn Thomas (FR/Marion, NC) and Graham came up short 8-6.
In the afternoon match, the Cavaliers were defeated 6-3 by Ferrum. Montreat picked up three singles wins with Skyler Brody winning her match over Raquel Ramseur 6-0, 6-3. Abby Graham defeated Trinity Welsh 6-0, 6-1 and Emily Howard won a marathon match over Xena Guzman 6-4, 2-6, 11-9. Hayley Taylor fell in her match to Monica Morris 6-4, 6-3. In doubles action, the pair of Taylor and Brody were defeated 8-4 while the duo of Kaitlyn Thomas and Graham lost 8-6.
The team will now prepare for the upcoming Appalachian Athletic Conference Championships April 15th-17th in Chattanooga, TN.