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Montreat College head tennis coach Andrew Cobb has announced the signing of Shay'Tonya Missick of Freeport, Bahamas to a letter of intent to compete for the Cavaliers beginning in the fall of 2016.

Missick is a recent graduate of Grand Bahama Academy and has many years of experience in junior tennis tournaments, as well as ITF tournaments. She also represented the Bahamas National Tennis Team at junior team tournaments in El Salvador, Dominican Republic, and Curacao.

"I chose Montreat College because of it being a small college," Shay'Tonya said. "Another big key is the Christian values it places in its education. That's very vital."

"Shay is going to be a great asset to our women's tennis program. Her tournament experience in both singles and doubles will be a great foundation for the team," Coach Cobb said. "She is a great player with a true desire to be in a Christian environment. I'm very excited to add her to the women's tennis roster for this upcoming year." 

Article from Fred McCormick, Black Mountain News

Montreat College Head Tennis Coach Andrew Cobb didn't have to go far to find the newest member of its women's tennis team. In fact, she was just right across the Swannanoa Valley at Owen High School.

The Cavaliers signed Owen senior Christine Osborne in a ceremony at the high school on Friday, April 22nd.

Head coach of the men's and women's tennis teams at Montreat, Andrew Cobb, is excited to add Osborne to the roster.

"Christine's personality and desire to be at Montreat are some of the things that stood out to me," he said. "She came out to a couple of our matches and ended up spending some time with some of our players on her own. So they've already bonded and that's huge. She's definitely someone that can come in and fit in right away."

Osborne said she is "really excited" for the opportunity to join the tennis team, which concluded its inaugural season April 10th.

"All of the girls, and even the guys on the men's team, are really nice and welcoming," she said. "I went to one of their matches and had the chance to hit around with them a little, and I had the chance to hang out with some of the players on the team and get to know them."

ASHEVILLE, NC - The Appalachian Athletic Conference has announced postseason awards for its member schools in tennis. The Montreat College tennis team was represented in a variety of ways.

On the men's side, Tanner Wilhoit (JR/Denton, NC) was named to the Champions of Character team. Mateo Barroetavena (JR/Buenos Aires, Argentina) joined Wilhoit on the AAC All-Academic team.

On the women's side, Elizabeth Garner (SO/Eagle, ID) was named to the Champions of Character team while Garner and Taylor Lunsford (JR/Mooresville, NC) were named to the All-Academic team

To see the full press release on the men's tennis awards click HERE.

To see the full press release of the women's tennis awards, click HERE

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