Tennis team member Maya Sayarath has earned the Lyon of the Week Award for the week of September 27 - October 3. In three matches played, the first year went undefeated at singles and posted one doubles win.
Sayarath and senior Elise Marifian led Mount Holyoke to a 7-2 triumph over Smith College on Tuesday. It was the team's second straight win over the Pioneers and their first of the 2010-11 campaign. After combining for an 8-2 victory at number three doubles, both players prevailed in their respective singles matches. Sayarath was nearly unstoppable in her number six match, winning by a score of 6-0, 6-2.
The first year was at it again on Thursday, when she cruised to a 6-2, 6-2 triumph at the number five singles position against Simmons College. She then closed out the week with a 6-3, 6-3 victory at the number four slot against MIT.
Sayarath has exploded out of the gate, winning five of her first six singles contests. She also owns a pair of doubles victories.
Mount Holyoke (1-5, 1-3 NEWMAC) will return to action on Tuesday, when it hosts Clark University for a NEWMAC tilt beginning at 4:00 p.m.