CLINTON, S.C. – The Presbyterian College women’s tennis team took home both of the weekly Big South honors this week, as Beth Taylor was named the league’s Player of the Week and Samantha Calais was tabbed as the league’s Freshman of the Week.
Taylor went 3-0 overall last week, going 2-0 in singles and 1-0 in doubles, as the PC defeated USC Upstate and Lee University. The sophomore continued her strong play at USC Upstate with a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 4 singles and a 7-5 with Brittany Nuttall at No. 3 doubles. The native of Rainhill, England then recorded a 6-4, 6-1 win at No. 2 against Lee University to remain unbeaten in singles play at 4-0.
Calais recorded a W in both singles and doubles at USC Upstate in PC’s 5-2 win over the Spartans. The rookie went 6-2, 6-3 at No. 3 singles and 6-4 with Demi Henschel at No. 2 doubles in just her third collegiate match.
Taylor earns her first Player of the Week honor after being named Freshman of the Week twice last season. She is just the fifth different player in PC history to earn the Big South’s top weekly award. Calais earns her first Freshman of the Week award.