MONTGOMERY, Ala. --- The Huntingdon
College's women's tennis team holds its season-opener against Emory
University at AUM's tennis courts in Montgomery on Sunday, Feb. 13,
beginning at 3 p.m.
The Lady Hawks were ranked 10th
in the South region, which was the highest ranking for the program in
Division III competition, before finishing the season at 13th
in 2010. Head coach Ximena Moore enters her ninth season at
Huntingdon and has been selected Great South Athletic Conference
coach of the year three times, including last season (2005, 2007, and
"Our goal this season is to get
better each week and gain experience against tough competition,”
says head coach Ximena Moore. The Lady Hawks will play five top-15
regionally ranked opponents this year, including 3rd nationally ranked Emory on February 13.
“We've got great team chemistry and
we need everyone to step up for us to have a winning season.” says
Moore. Newcomer Hannah Creamer, native of Killen, Ala., looks to
immediately make an impact for Huntingdon this season.
Huntingdon has not lost a
regular-season GSAC match since 2007. However, the Lady Hawks' 2010
season ended with a 5-4 loss to Agnes Scott College in the conference
Huntingdon's women's tennis team
returns from a 2010 season of great accomplishments. The Lady Hawks
finished the year with a 16-5 record and 7-1 in the conference.
All-Conference performers, senior Kristin McDaniel and sophomore
Katie Scott return to the courts for Huntingdon. Scott was also
selected to the All-Freshman team after finishing the season ranked
21st in the region. She held the 18th spot
during the season, which was the highest ranking for Huntingdon since
the transition to Division III.
Scott enters the Spring currently
ranked 14th regionally for singles following an impressive
quarterfinals performance in the ITA South Regional Championship last
Juniors Christian Vick and Jaclyn
Crossman return for Huntingdon after receiving GSAC All-Academic
honors from the 2010 season.
During the Summer, the Intercollegiate
Tennis Association recognized the Lady Hawks with All-Academic team
honors. Teams have to maintain
cumulative team grade point average of 3.20
to become eligible for this award. Huntingdon returns three of the
five Scholar-Athletes from last season, including Jaclyn Crossman,
Katie Scott and Christian Vick.