Quakers Honored with All-ODAC Tennis Recognition

Meredith Schaeffer
Meredith Schaeffer

FOREST, Va. -- Guilford College's Meredith Shaffer earned Third Team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) tennis honors for her play at sixth singles. Doubles tandems Kim Kleimeier and Natalie Sutton and Haley Andrews and Allison Hewitt also received Third Team All-ODAC recognition for their performance at first and second doubles, respectively.  Selections were made by the league's head women's tennis coaches.

Shaffer finished her first college season with a 17-7 singles mark, mostly at sixth singles, 7-3 against league foes.  One of her best performances came Mar. 10 when she defeated her sixth-singles opponent, 6-1, 6-0, in the Quakers' 5-4 victory over conference-rival Virginia Wesleyan College.  Shaffer's 9-1 record at number-six singles led the league.  She finished the season with 20 overall wins (singles and doubles), which stood second on the team.

Kleimeier and Sutton posted a 9-8 doubles record at first and second doubles, 5-4 in the ODAC.  The pair went 7-4 at first doubles in dual matches.  One of their best performances came when they defeated Virginia Wesleyan, 8-1, in the Quakers' 5-4 ODAC victory. Kleimeier, a junior, was 8-12 in singles play.  Sutton, a sophomore captain, went 6-17 in singles.

Andrews and Hewitt posted a 10-8 doubles record at first and second doubles, including a 9-2 mark at second doubles, which stood second in the conference.  One of the pair's best performances came when it defeated its first-doubles foes, 8-5, in the Quakers' 5-4 loss to Maryville (Tenn.) College.  Andrews, a freshman, was 7-17 in singles play.  Hewitt, another rookie, was 10-14 and led the team with 22 overall (singles and doubles) wins.

Second-year coach Dave McCain led his squad to a 9-9 overall record, 6-4 in the ODAC, Guilford's best season since 2008.  The Quakers return all eight letter winners for the 2012-13 season.