The Lenoir-Rhyne women’s tennis team beat Carson-Newman 5-2 on Wednesday. Lenoir-Rhyne will trip to Gaffney, S.C. for a conference match against Limestone on Tuesday 14th March. As reported by the Lenoir-Rhyne website, Alicia Wahlberg had a perfect day on the court with a straight set victory, 6-2, 6-4 at no.
2 in singles, including her 6-4 win at no. 1 in doubles with Lucy Whelan. Eagles didn’t have enough players to compete in the double No. This meant that the Bears won by default and earned the point. The first two lines of singles were handled by the Bears as Evgeniya Pugina overcame her doubles loss to take a 7-6, 6-3 win at No.
1 singles. Meanwhile, in match day, Sandy Mitsou prevailed in No. 5 singles. The senior came back from a set down to win the last two sets, 6-2, 6-4 to earn the courageous victory. In addition to a doubles game in favor of the Bears, they also got a win by default in No.
6 singles as Carson-Newman failed to fill the spot.
About the Lenoir-Rhyne University
Lenoir-Rhyne University is a private Lutheran university in Hickory, North Carolina. Founded in 1891, the university is affiliated with the North Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the USA.
The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. In the fall of 2018, LRU offered its first doctoral program, the Family Nurse Practitioner/Doctor of Nursing Practice.
Overall, Lenoir-Rhyne University has over 50 undergraduate majors and nearly 30 graduate programs. The university has campuses in Hickory, Asheville and Columbia, South Carolina. Lenoir–Rhyne fields 20 intercollegiate teams and competes in the National Collegiate Athletics Association Division II as a member of the South Atlantic Conference.
The school’s nickname is the Bears; its mascots are Joe and Josie Bear. The school’s swimming programs compete in the Bluegrass Mountain Swimming Conference, and the men’s lacrosse program was a member of the Deep South Lacrosse Conference until the conference was disbanded in 2013.
The men’s and women’s track and field and women’s lacrosse teams compete as an NCAA Division II Independents. Photo Credits: Lenoir-Rhyne University website