Hunter Named C-USA Co-Women's Tennis Player of the Month

Nov. 2, 2005

ORLANDO - UCF women's tennis standout Megan Hunter was named Conference USA Women's Tennis Co-Player of the Month for October, the league office announced on Wednesday.

Hunter, a junior, posted a 9-2 record in singles action and a 6-1 mark in doubles competition in two tournaments. She opened the month with a 4-1 mark as she won the "B" Consolation Draw at the C.L. Varner Memorial Invitational at Rollins on Oct. 9. After losing to Catherine Canady of Stetson in the first match, she collected four straight victories over players from Nova Southeastern and Rollins to win the consolation title.

In the same weekend, she and junior Becky Gordon advanced to the semifinals of the "B" Doubles Draw.

Hunter capped off October by winning the "B" Consolation Draw at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) South Regional in Athens, Ga. Again, she lost the opening singles match to Alina Mihailescu of Florida State before recording five consecutive wins over opponents from Bethune-Cookman, Mercer, Georgia State and UAB.

Pairing with sophomore Anna Yakimchenkova, Hunter won the Flight B Doubles crown with a perfect 4-0 mark, including a victory over the No. 2 seeded duo from Mississippi State, at the ITA South Regional as well.

"This is an outstanding achievement for Megan," said UCF head coach Patricia Allison. "While dedicated to improving her tennis skills since her arrival at UCF two years ago, she is now stepping into a team leadership role."

Hunter and the Golden Knights open up the 2006 season with a scrimmage against Flagler on Jan. 18 before hosting Georgia Southern in their regular season debut on Jan. 21.