Athletic News

February 11, 2011
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Lady Hawks Tennis Opens Season Against Emory This Weekend

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 2010).

"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 championship match. 

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 October.

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 a 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. 

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Hodge Patterson
Sports Information Director
Phone: (334) 833-4579
hpatterson@huntingdon.edu


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