King Tennis sweeps NCCAA weekly honors
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College had the NCCAA Men's & Women's Tennis Student Athletes of the Week the national office announced as Eiki Magnusson was the winner on the men's side with Sarah Anderson honored with the women's nod.
Magnusson (Reykjavick, Iceland) went undefeated last week in singles' play thanks to a combined score of 36-3 in three straight days of action. He started with a 6-0 and 6-0 win over Bluefield (Va.) College in singles. Earlier in the day he was a part of an 8-1 double's win as well. The next day Magnusson recorded another 6-0 and 6-0 singles victory. Once again his double's score was 8-1 against Belmont-Abbey (N.C.) College. On Thursday, he posted a win of 6-3 and 6-0 in singles action for his third win in as many days at Coker (S.C.) College. He ran his singles record to four straight wins and only lost five games during the stretch.
Anderson (Bristol, Tenn.) went a perfect 6-0 in three straight days of matches. In all she was a combined 36-3 winner in the three singles' matches and 24-6 in doubles. She started with a 6-1 and 6-0 win over Bluefield in singles after an 8-0 doubles' point. The next day at Belmont-Abbey she was an 8-1 winner in doubles then captured the singles 6-0 and 6-1. A day later at Coker she helped secure an 8-5 doubles win then added the 6-1 and 6-0 single's victory as well.
The weekly awards are the first for the duo, but the ninth time a Tornado player has won the men's award and the fifth for a Lady Tornado player.
The Lady Tornado ended the regular season at 13-8 while the Tornado owned a 14-7 record.
King will have to wait to see if the teams will play in the NCCAA National Tournament in which both the men and women played in a season ago. The national office has not announced the qualifying teams for the event May 9-12 in Mobile, Ala.