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Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Tennis Voted 10th In The 2013 SAC Coaches Preseason Poll

L-R to begin season on Sunday against North Georgia on the road starting at 1:00 p.m.

Rock Hill, S.C. - The Lenoir-Rhyne University Women's Tennis Team was picked to finish 10th in the South Atlantic Conference Preseason Coaches Poll.

Wingate, the two-time defending league champions, was picked to three-peat after receiving eight out of the possible 10 votes.

Sophomore Maggie Brown (Cranford, N.J.) tallied a team-high four singles victoriesin 2012 while senior Ivey Tant (Lansing, N.C.) notched three wins in singles play last spring and are two of the top returnees this season for the Bears.

Lenoir-Rhyne opens the season on Sunday, February 3, against North Georgia in Dahlonega, Ga., beginning at 1:00 p.m. L-R's originally-scheduled season opener at Young Harris on Saturday has been moved to Saturday, March 23, at 2:00 p.m.

Lenoir-Rhyne takes on Wingate in its home opener on Tuesday, February 12, at 2:30 p.m. All of the Bears' home matches take place at Hickory High School.

2013 South Atlantic Conference
Women's Tennis Preseason Coaches Poll

1. Wingate 80 (8)
2. Anderson 69 (1)
3. Tusculum 63 (1)
4. Lincoln Memorial 59
5. Newberry 43
6. Mars Hill 37
7. Catawba 33
8t. Brevard 27
8t. Carson-Newman 27
10. Lenoir-Rhyne 9

2013 All-South Atlantic Conference
Preseason Women's Tennis Teams

First-Team Singles
Leah Donoff, Lincoln Memorial
Ali Evers, Wingate
Claire Dillman, Brevard
Tatiana Dualiby, Mars Hill
Becca Thomas, Wingate
Susana Aguirre, Newberry

First-Team Doubles
Ali Evers/Becca Thomas, Wingate
Claire Dillman/Michelle Prata, Brevard
Anna Rickenbaker/Tatiana Dualiby, Mars Hill

Second-Team Singles
Ariel Strong, Newberry
Avery Owens, Anderson
Camie Brunet, Anderson
Taylor Patterson, Tusculum
Morgan Winston, Wingate
Kate Hutchinson, Tusculum
Kelli Ferguson, Wingate

Second-Team Doubles
Stefy Stand/Patricia Guerreiro, Carson-Newman
Taylor Patterson/Megan Buckmaster, Tusculum
Susana Aguirre/Romina Adum, Newberry

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