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Love, Mauser Earn All-SAC Preseason Honors PDF Print
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Tuesday, 24 January 2012 15:23

Lenoir-Rhyne University senior Emily Mauser (Hickory, N.C.) and junior Kelsey Love (Port Orange, Fla.) were both selected to the 2012 All-South Atlantic Conference Women's Tennis Preseason Second Team, league officials announced today. Meanwhile, Wingate University was picked

to win the league after receiving 96 points and seven first-place votes in the preseason coaches poll. The Bears were picked 10th.
Mauser and Love combined to go 7-2 last year against South Atlantic Conference opponents at No. 1 doubles and were 11-4 overall. Both players also won four league matches in singles play.
Mauser, a 2011 All-SAC Second-Team honoree, won six singles matches total last year while Love won seven overall on the season.
Lenoir-Rhyne opens the 2012 season on Saturday, February 4, when it hosts West Alabama beginning at 9 a.m. The home matches for the Bears will once again take place at Hickory High School.
The top six teams in the final standings will advance to the 2012 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Tournament Championship. This year's tournament will take place again at the Rock Hill Tennis Center in Rock Hill, S.C., on April 19-22.


2012 South Atlantic Conference Women's Tennis
Preseason Coaches Poll


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


2012 All-South Atlantic Conference
Women's Tennis Preseason Teams


First Team


Lauren Trumbull, Anderson
Lindsay Hostetter, Brevard
Leah Donoff, Lincoln Memorial
Sofia Lopez Mimendi, Lincoln Memorial
Erika Pinate, Mars Hill
Ali Evers, Wingate
Morgan Winston, Wingate
Olivia Poole, Wingate


Second Team


Avery Owens, Anderson
Claire Dillman, Brevard
Michelle Prata, Brevard
Kylie Elliot, Carson-Newman
Kelsey Love, Lenoir-Rhyne
Emily Mauser, Lenoir-Rhyne
Alexandra Granger, Lincoln Memorial
Tatiana Dualiby, Mars Hill


Photo Courtesy: Kelsey Love, LRU Athletics

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