January 24, 2012
Women's Tennis Tabbed Ninth in SAC Preseason Poll
ROCK HILL, SC -- The Catawba women’s tennis team was picked ninth in the preseason South Atlantic Conference Coaches Poll. The Catawba Indians went 13-13 last season and finished seventh in the league, just missing a spot in the SAC Tournament. Catawba returns six players from a year ago, including five that saw action in league matches.
Catawba went 4-2 during its fall matches in 2011. Sophomore Ally Prior Raleigh, NC/Wakefield HS) saw action at #1 in the fall after posting a 17-5 mark last year while playing in the lower three slots. Freshman Sloan Kessler (Onalaska, WI/La Crosse Aquinas HS) played mainly #2 in the fall, posting a 4-2 mark. Junior Maggie McKee (Mt. Airy, NC/Mt. Airy HS) returns to the #3 spot as does senior Steffi Cook (Alpharetta, GA/Milton HS) at #4. Cook broke the school record for career wins in the fall.
Senior Candace Hall (Denver, NC/E. Lincoln HS) saw action at #5 in the fall, while junior Hannah Kovach (Salisbury, NC/E. Rowan HS) and sophomore Olivia Myers (Lexington, NC/W. Davidson HS) saw time at the #5 and #6 spots. Both Hall and Myers did double duty in the fall as they also ran cross country for Catawba.
Wingate earned the top spot in the preseason poll, which was announced by the league office on Tuesday. The defending conference champion Bulldogs received seven first place-votes. No. 2 in the poll is Anderson and is followed by Lincoln Memorial. Tusculum was fourth, with two first-place votes with Mars Hill tabbed as fifth and received the other first-place nod.
The top six teams in the final standings will advance to the 2012 Food Lion SAC Championship. This season’s tournament will again be held in Rock Hill, SC at the Rock Hill Tennis Center on April 19-22.
2012 SAC Women’s Tennis Preseason Poll
Team, Points (1st-place votes)
1. Wingate, 96 (7)
2. Anderson, 84
3. Lincoln Memorial, 77
4. Tusculum, 66 (2)
5. Mars Hill, 61 (1)
6. Brevard, 55
7. Newberry, 37
8. Carson-Newman, 36
9. Catawba, 28
10. Lenoir-Rhyne, 10
Softball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2-1
Lacrosse (W) vs. WINGATE 8-14
Baseball AUGUSTA 7-6
Softball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1-2
Baseball AUGUSTA 11-2
Lacrosse (M) vs. WINGATE 1-13
Baseball AUGUSTA 6-9
Baseball @ Kannapolis Intimidators, ccd. 6:30 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Agnis McAmis Inv. (Link Hills CC) 9th of 14
Golf (M) @ Tennessee Rumble (Tennessee National) 12th of 12
Softball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-7
Softball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-11
Baseball vs. BARTON 20-2
Baseball vs. USC AIKEN, ppd. 2 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey 6-3
Tennis (W) @ Belmont Abbey 5-4
Lacrosse (W) @ Erskine 15-9
Football Spring Blue-White Game
Softball @ Mars Hill 0-8
Baseball @ Mars Hill 1-3
Lacrosse (M) @ Brevard 12-10
Softball @ Mars Hill 2-8
Golf (W) @ SAC Championships (Day One) - Link Hills CC 9th
Baseball @ Mars Hill 7-6
Lacrosse (W) @ Brevard 19-6
Baseball @ Mars Hill 11-8
Golf (W) @ SAC Championships (Day Two) - Link Hills CC 9th
Tennis (W) @ Winston Salem State 9-0
Golf (W) @ SAC Championships (Day Three) - Link Hills CC 9th of 11
Tennis (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 4-5
Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 4-5
Baseball @ Mount Olive 2-6
Softball @ Queens 0-7
Softball @ Queens 7-9
Lacrosse (W) @ North Greenville 15-10
Lacrosse (M) vs. SHORTER 18-1
Softball vs. ANDERSON 0-8
Softball vs. ANDERSON 9-7
Baseball @ Tusculum 7-6
Baseball @ Tusculum 7-3
Lacrosse (W) vs. NEWBERRY 18-5
Baseball @ Tusculum 5-3
Softball @ Wingate 0-2
Softball @ Wingate 4-5
Baseball vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST. 13-7
Baseball @ North Greenville (Fluor Field) 8-4
Baseball vs. BREVARD 14-0
Baseball vs. BREVARD 16-9
Lacrosse (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 13-14
Softball vs. TUSCULUM 3-16
Softball vs. TUSCULUM 8-9
Baseball vs. BREVARD 13-3
Lacrosse (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 12-11
Golf (M) in SAC CHAMPIONSHIPS (Day 1) CC of SALISBURY
Golf (M) in SAC CHAMPIONSHIPS (Day 2) CC of SALISBURY
Golf (M) in SAC CHAMPIONSHIPS (Day 3) - CC of SALISBURY 11th of 12
Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 6-13
Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY, ccd. 6 p.m.
Lacrosse (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 10-14
Baseball vs. Carson-Newman (SAC Tournament) 11-1
Baseball @ SAC Tournament
Baseball vs. Mars Hill (SAC Tournament) 3:45 p.m.
Baseball @ SAC Tournament
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