Peabody & Aamoum Earn NEWMAC Weekly Honor

Photo featuring Lyons tennis players Catherine Peabody (left) and Annissa Aamoum (right) for being named NEWMAC Doubles Team of the Week on Mar. 18th, 2019.

WESTWOOD, Mass. - The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) has announced its weekly award winners for the period ending March 17 and two Mount Holyoke College student-athletes were recognized. Junior Catherine Peabody and first year Annissa Aamoum were tabbed as this week's women's tennis Doubles Team of the Week after posting a 3-0 record together last week as the Lyons went 3-2 in Florida Spring Trip action.

The duo posted three wins during last week's five-match slate, beginning with a 6-4 triumph at two against the duo from Division II Lees-McRae College. Peabody and Aamoum countered in the next match, helping the Lyons to an 8-1 team win as they posted an 8-6 winning score at two against Northwestern (Minn.). The Lyons duo closed out the week on Friday in a 4-3 team victory against Division II University of Sioux Falls. That match saw the pair come together once more at two for a 6-4 win against the Cougars.

Additionally, both players posted 1-1 marks with other teammates to open the week's action, putting both athletes at 4-1 on the week in doubles. Overall, Aamoum, a native of Dulles, Va., had a 4-1 mark in singles action with two of her victories coming against Division II opponents. Peabody, who hails from San Francisco, Calif., recorded a 3-2 mark last week in singles play. One of her highlights coming in third singles against D2 Sioux Falls, where she won 6-1, 6-2.

On the season, Peabody is 5-4 in dual match singles play. She has gone 4-3 from three and is also 1-1 at two. For Aamoum, the rookie has posted a 4-3 singles record, going 2-2 from four, 2-0 from five and 0-1 at six. In doubles, Peabody has gone 7-4, including a 6-2 mark from two, while Aamoum is also 7-4. She owns a 3-1 record at one, a 3-2 mark at two and is 1-1 from three.

Mount Holyoke returns to the courts on Friday when it opens its NEWMAC schedule at 3:30pm at MIT.