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PSU Women’s Tennis player receives post-season honor

Smith represents Panthers on All-LEC team

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – A junior on the Plymouth State University women’s tennis team was honored by the Little East Conference Tuesday in recognition for her outstanding season in 2010.

            Junior Lydia Smith (Marblehead, Mass.) was named Women’s Tennis All-LEC Second Team at No. 4 singles.  She played mostly No. 4 singles for Plymouth State as well as No. 2 doubles.

Lydia Smith             A co-captain and three-year veteran starter for the Panthers, Smith (right) finished with a 9-3 overall singles record this season, going 7-3 at No. 4 and 2-0 at No. 3.  She won her first nine matches of the season before dropping her last three, all in three sets.  Smith now has a career singles mark of 22-16.  She was also 6-6 in doubles with sophomore Rachel Figura (Cheshire, Conn.).

            The Panthers finished the season with a 6-7 overall record, doubling the number of victories from the 2009 season.  PSU qualified for the LEC Tournament after posting a 4-4 record in conference matches, suffering a first-round defeat at Western Connecticut. 

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