Ladies’s Tennis Predicted to End 4th in SAC Preseason Coaches Ballot

Hickory, N.C.– Lenoir-Rhyne Ladies’s Tennis was picked to complete 4th within the South Atlantic Preseason Coaches Ballot introduced Thursday morning.

LR was picked to complete 4th within the SAC Preseason Coaches Ballot. The workforce is led by senior Lucy Whelan, junior Diana Babinets, and Gemma Southwick. Southwick was named to the Preseason All-Convention in singles and doubles. She completed the season 9-1 in No. 1 singles and doubles with Babinets. Diana Babinets was additionally named to the Preseason All-Convention First workforce. The doubles tandem of Southwick and Babinets completed 4-1 on the season and are 13-5 total within the final two years. 

Head Coach Jesse Tarr mentions how this yr’s workforce is getting ready for this season.

“First, I could not be extra pleased with our workforce for a way they’re dealing with this unprecedented yr, ” Coach Tarr mentioned. ” We had an amazing fall, we educated arduous and received higher. The women additionally had a semester workforce GPA of three.63. This spring as at all times might be a difficult one. We play in one of many hardest conferences and areas within the nation. Match in and match out, we’ll must be able to go from the primary serve. We’ve a proficient group of women. Our season purpose is at all times to compete for Convention Championships and NCAA Event berths. I consider on this group. The long run could also be unpredictable. What I can assure about this group is we’ll put within the work, characterize LR the correct method and we could have the chance to achieve our objectives.” 

The Bears will return to motion on Sunday February 14 on the street towards Francis Marion at 2 p.m.

2021 SAC Ladies’s Tennis Preseason Ballot

Rank Faculty (1st place votes) Factors 
1 Wingate (12) 156
2 Queens  138
3 Tusculum (1) 131
4 Lenoir-Rhyne 123
5 Anderson 110
6 Lincoln Memorial 90
7 Newberry 87
8 Carson-Newman 83
9 Limestone 75
10 Catawba 58
11 Coker 55
12 Mars Hill 35
13 UVA Clever 29

2021 SAC Ladies’s Tennis Preseason All-Convention

First Workforce Doubles
Annie McCullough/Caitlin McCullough, Tusculum
Sasha Davidzenka / Yana Fleyer, Queens
Gemma Southwick / Diana Babinets, Lenoir-Rhyne

Second Workforce Doubles
Katya Akimenko & Liza Akimenko, UVA Clever
Una Pandurevic/Lauren Laughton, Catawba
Judit Gonzalez Agud & Elisa Aguirre, Newberry

First Workforce Singles
Annie McCullough, Tusculum
Viktorija Veselinova, Queens
Yana Fleyer, Queens 
Ana Carla Resende, Carson-Newman 
Sasha Davidzenka, Queens 
Gemma Southwick, Lenoir-Rhyne

Second Workforce Singles
Julia Lopez, Tusculum
Liza Akimenko, UVA Clever
Viktorija Veselinova, Queens 
Camilla Ciaccia, Wingate
Caitlin McCullough, Tusculum
Elena Bompieri, Wingate

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