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Helen Smith Head Coach

Helen Smith completed her fourth season as the Lynchburg College men’s and women’s tennis coach in 2009, returning to her alma mater. The 2010 season will be her fifth at the helm of the Hornet racqueteers. Smith serves currently as the director of tennis at the Sports Racket in Lynchburg, teaching junior and adult private lessons and conducting clinics for up to 30 students. She also directs junior and adult tournaments. Smith was the head girls’ tennis coach for Heritage High School in 2005 and works as a volleyball referee/umpire in the Colonial Officials Association and through the Lynchburg City Parks and Recreation Department. Smith graduated from Lynchburg in 1980 with a degree in accounting after playing for four seasons on the Hornet tennis squad, two as captain.

2010 Men’s Season Review The Lynchburg College men’s tennis team saw some of the younger members of the team mature throughout the season, while picking up some big conference wins along the win. The Hornets, comprised of only two seniors, went 4-10 on the season though three of the four wins came within the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. Lynchburg captured the No. 7 seed going into the postseason ODAC Tournament, and battled before falling to No. 2 Washington & Lee to end the season. There were many bright spots for the Hornets, but none brighter then the play of freshman and honorable mention All-ODAC performer Dustin Dull. Dull led the team with nine wins on the season, and finished the season with four straight victories. Dull dropped only seven sets in 12 matches this season en route to a 9-3 mark at No. 4 and No. 5 singles. He also teamed with Robert Martin to win five doubles matches, playing mostly at No. 3 doubles. The Hornets posted league victories over Randolph-Macon College,

Randolph College and Virginia Wesleyan, while also nailing down a win over Southern Virginia University in non-conference action. Juniors Brandon Brown and Brian Nelson were key to those wins, as the honorable mention All-ODAC doubles pair went .500 for the season, posting a 7-7 overall record. The pair also was 5-4 in the league. Also excelling this season for the Hornet men were a pair of seniors in Kristian Richardson and Nicholas Carroll. Richardson played all 12 of his matches at the No.1 spots, winning twice in singles and four times in doubles. Carroll was 5-5 this season in singles action, playing anywhere from No. 3 to No. 6. Newcomer Brandon Hall showed some signs throughout this season, posting one victory at each spot from No. 2 to No. 5 singles. Nelson held his own this season in singles as well, winning five times with the majority coming at the No. 4 flight. Raine Sydnor, JJ Jordan and Cody Crampton also competed for the Hornets this year, as Sydnor captured his first collegiate with a win over Southern Virginia. With the 2010 season behind them, the Hornets of 2011 will look for the new bright stars in Dull and Hall to return the Hornets back to the top of the ODAC Standings.

2010 Men’s Tennis Roster Name

Yr. Ht.

Hometown/High School

Brandon Brown

Jr.

5-11 Lynchburg, VA/Heritage

Nicholas Carroll

Sr.

5-11 Atlanta, GA/Holy Innocents

Cody Crampton

Fr.

5-7

Chester, VA/Thomas Dale

Dustin Dull

Fr.

5-8

Clifton, VA/Centreville

Brandon Hall

Fr.

6-1

Sterling, VA/Dominion

Jonathan Jordan

Jr.

5-11 Alexandria, VA/GW Community

Robert Martin

Jr.

5-10 Madison Heights, VA/Amherst

Brian Nelson

Jr.

5-10 Charlotte, NC/Home schooled

Waseem Rana

So. 5-5

Charlotte Court House, VA/Randolph Henry

Kristian Richardson Sr.

5-8

Raine Sydnor

5-11 Norfolk, VA/Maury

Jr.

Trenton, NJ/Hun School of Princeton

Head Coach: Helen Smith Assistant Coach: Jason Page

2010 Men’s Tennis Results Date Opponent

Score Overall ODAC Top Performer

2/19

At Greensboro College

L 4-5 0-1-0

0-0-0

B. Hall

2/27

MARYVILLE (TN)

L 3-6 0-2-0

0-0-0

B. Hall

3/04

At Randolph-Macon

W 9-0 1-2-0

1-0-0

K. Richardson

3/17

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY

L 0-9 1-3-0

1-1-0

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3/18

At Roanoke College

L 4-5 1-4-0

1-2-0

B. Nelson

3/21

EMORY & HENRY

L 1-8 1-5-0

1-3-0

D. Dull

3/23

At Washington and Lee L 0-9 1-6-0

1-4-0

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3/27

VIRGINIA WESLEYAN

W 6-3 2-6-0

2-4-0

B. Brown

4/01

BRIDGEWATER

L 0-9 2-7-0

2-5-0

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4/07

At Randolph College

W 8-1 3-7-0

3-5-0

K. Richardson

4/09

At Ferrum

L 4-5 3-8-0

3-5-0

B. Brown

4/10

GUILFORD

L 3-6 3-9-0

3-6-0

D. Dull

4/13

SOUTHERN VIRGINIA

W 6-3 4-9-0

3-6-0

N. Carrol

4/23

At Washington and Lee L 0-5 4-10-0

3-6-0

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Coleman for two wins at No. 2 doubles.

2010 Women’s Tennis Roster

Name

Yr.

Ht.

Hometown/High School

Sascha Barrow

Sr.

5'4

West Point, VA/West Point

Krysten Bishop

Sr.

5'4

Big Rapids, MI/Big Rapids

manned the No. 5 spot in singles for the

Gretel Coleman

So.

5'4

Bedford, NY/The Harvey School

Hornets, winning against Guilford and

Kathryn Fisher

Fr.

5'8

Lakeville, CT/The Forman School

Sarah Fleming

So.

5'6

Overland Park, KA/Blue Valley NW

Jeannine Malay

So.

5'3" Liverpool, NY/Liverpool

season with a pair of straight-set victories.

Jessica Moore

Jr.

5'8

Salem, VA/Glenvar

Bridget Rachwal

Jr.

5'4

East Aurora, NY/East Aurora

Rebecca Vaughn

Fr.

5'5

Fairfax Station, VA/South County

Clare Wallendjack

Jr.

5'2

Kensington, MD/Walter Johnson

2010 Women’s Season Review

Bridgewater. Moore also teamed with Gretel

The 2010 women’s tennis team

the season with two three-set victories, and

saw the marked improvement of

also pushed another pair of her matches

many of the younger players on the

to the duration before falling. Coleman

squad, while also showing signs for excitement in the upcoming years. The Hornets were unable to capture

Randolph-Macon. Sophomore Jeannine

a match win this campaign, finished

Malay played in her first season of competi-

0-12 on the year, but LC did play with heart and conviction the entire season, battling until the end in every match.

While the statistical numbers may not have been what head coach

Helen Smith would have hoped, she did notice a team camaraderie and spirit that can not be measured. “This team was very close, and though we came up short in matches, we have a great group of girls” said Smith.

No. 1 player Krysten Bishop played all 12

meets at the top spot, coming up with wins over Emory & Henry College and Randolph College. 2009 All-ODAC second-teamer Jessie Moore played all of her matches at the No. 2 singles spot, winning in straight sets twice, once against Randolph-Macon and the other versus

No. 3 player Clare Wallendjack started

tive tennis, and held her own, finishing the Sarah Fleming played the majority of her matches at No. 3 doubles,

and earned her first win of her career against Guilford as she combined with Sascha Barrow for the victory. Kathryn Fisher and Rebecca Vaughn also competed for the Hornets this year, and will look to improve on their

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efforts next year.

With this season behind them

and another recruiting class set to come in, the Hornet women’s tennis team can begin to look forward to bigger and brighter things in 2011 for this young and talented Lynchburg squad.

Head Coach: Helen Smith Assistant Coach: Jason Page

2010 Women’s Tennis Results Date Opponent

Score Overall ODAC Top Performer

2/19 at Greensboro

L  0-9 0-1

0-0

--

3/4

L  3-6 0-2

0-1

J. Moore C. Wallendjack G. Coleman

3/15 at Washington & Lee

L  0-9 0-3

0-2

--

3/21 Emory & Henry

L  3-6 0-4

0-3

K. Bishop C. Wallendjack J. Moore G. Coleman

3/27 VA Wesleyan

L  0-9 0-5

0-4

--

3/29 at Hollins University

L  0-8 0-6

0-5

--

3/31 Sweet Briar

L  1-8 0-7

0-6

J. Moore G. Coleman

4/1

Bridgewater

L  1-8 0-8

0-7

J. Moore

4/5

at Roanoke College

L  0-9 0-9

0-8

--

4/7

at Randolph College

L  1-8 0-10

0-9

K. Bishop

4/10 Guilford

L  3-6 0-11

0-10

J. Malay G. Coleman S. Barrow S. Fleming

4/14 Southern Virginia

L  1-8 0-12

0-10

J. Malay

at Randolph-Macon

Clare Wallaendjack and Dustin Dull helped lead the Hornet tennis teams this spring


2009-10 tennis