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Blue Hose Tennis Earns Big South Conference Recognition


CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Presbyterian College men’s and women’s tennis teams collected Big South Conference honors on Wednesday, as Grayson Mills (Lilburn, Ga.) earned All-Conference Singles recognition while Ryan Walters (Greenwood, S.C.) and Lindsay Krause (Roswell, Ga.) garnered spots on the league’s All-Academic Teams.

Mills’ All-Conference honor marks the first such recognition in the sophomore’s career. Mills went 10-7 overall on the year, including a 4-2 tally in the Big South. Mills picked up league wins against Gardner-Webb, Radford, Coastal Carolina and Winthrop. The sophomore went on a three-match win streak late in the season and also earned victories over Davidson, USC Upstate and Kennesaw State.

Krause makes her second straight appearance on the women’s All-Academic Team as well. A 2010 ITA Scholar-Athlete, the junior maintains a 3.76 GPA as a psychology major and mathematics minor. Krause led the team in doubles wins, with an 11-12 record. She also compiled a 5-6 singles record at the sixth flight and picked up a Big South singles win against Charleston Southern. Krause showed her versatility by going 3-1 at No. 2 doubles and 2-0 at No. 5 singles.

Walters received a spot on the men’s All-Academic Team for the first time in his career. The junior maintains a 4.0 grade point average as a biology major and went 6-4 at No. 6 singles and 3-2 at No. 3 doubles this season. Walters ended the season on a three-match singles win streak and picked up wins against Robert Morris, Saint Joseph's and South Dakota State.

The PC men’s team battles UNC Asheville on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Big South Championship in Asheville, N.C.

Softball's Shelby Petik (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) and baseball's Cam McRae were named Presbyterian College's Female and Male Athletes of the Week for accomplishments for the week ending April 12.