Tennis Player Maya Sayarath Snares Lyon of the Week Accolades

Tennis Player Maya Sayarath Snares Lyon of the Week Accolades

Maya Sayarath 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.

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