GUILFORD COLLEGE WOMEN’S TENNIS STUDENTS HONORED

Posted by Don Moore on May 2, 2008 at 4:51 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

Greensboro, N.C. — Four members of Guilford College’s women’s tennis team garnered honorable mention All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) recognition according to a vote of the league’s head coaches. Sophomore Megan Fair (Clarksville, Ohio/Clinton-Massie) and senior Krystal Parrish (Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley) were honored for their singles play, while junior sisters Jami and Lia Williams (Silver Spring, Md./Kennedy) were recognized for their doubles performance.

Fair paced the Quakers with 14 singles wins and ranked third on the team with 18 overall victories. She logged a 14-3 overall record, including a 12-2 mark in dual matches. She went 9-2 at sixth singles, 2-0 at fourth singles and 1-0 at fifth singles. Fair ended the season with eight consecutive triumphs, including four in the ODAC Tournament, which helped the Quakers place seventh among 11 teams. She reached the finals of the eighth-singles flight at the fall ODAC Individual Tournament and ranked fourth among the league’s sixth-singles players with a .778 winning percentage through matches of Apr. 21. Fair saw limited doubles action and compiled a 4-6 overall mark with competition in all three doubles flights. Her 18 overall (singles and doubles) victories ranked second on the team.

Parrish occupied the second-singles slot for most of the season, with three appearances at first-singles. She posted an 8-12 overall singles record with a 6-9 mark at second singles. Parrish started the season with four consecutive wins, including two straight-set triumphs at first singles. She compiled an 8-14 doubles record with competition at both first and second doubles. Her eight doubles victories ranked second on the team. A four-year letter winner and team captain in 2008, Parrish concludes her career with a 35-43 singles standard and a 28-50 doubles record.

The Williams sisters logged an 8-5 third-doubles record, including four victories versus ODAC rivals. Jami, in her first Guilford season since joining her sister from Salisbury University, logged a team-best 12 overall doubles wins. She spent the first portion of the year teamed with her sister before going 4-2 at third doubles with Fair in the Quakers’ final six matches. Jami had a 7-6 overall singles record and led the team with 19 overall victories. Lia had a 7-2 record at fourth singles and a 9-4 overall singles record. She compiled 17 overall wins, Guilford’s fourth-best total.

The quartet helped coach Jennifer Anderson’s ’96 Quakers to their third straight winning record with an 11-9 overall record. Guilford went 3-7 in ODAC play during the regular-season and placed seventh at the 11-team postseason tournament. Anderson expects six students back for the 2008-09 campaign, including Fair and the Williams sisters.


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