July 27, 2009

Women's Tennis SignsTwo for Upcoming Season

BUIES CREEK, N.C. - Campbell tennis coach David Johnson announced today the signing of Lourdes Ros (Greensboro, N.C.) and Lisa Sutton (Kelsall, England) for the upcoming 2009-10 season.

"We are very excited to have Lourdes and Lisa as both are excellent players that we expect to really strengthen our lineup," said Coach Johnson.

Ros, an incoming freshman and Sutton, a junior transfer from Long Beach State will join a squad of six returning players from last year's 14-10 team.

Ros joins the Fighting Camels from Western Guilford High School where she enjoyed a very successful career. She was named Co-Female High School Player of the Year by the North Carolina Tennis Association in 2008. Ros is currently ranked as the ninth best player in the state for the class of 2009 and was considered as a two-star recruit according to TennisRecruiting.net.

"Lourdes is an excellent player that has had an excellent high school career, we look for her to really add some much needed depth and energy to our lineup," said Johnson.

Sutton joins the program from Long Beach State University, where she helped lead the 49ers to two straight Big West Tournament Championships and two straight NCAA tournament berths.

Last year she finished with a 12-15 overall record and a 24-11 doubles mark. Sutton played number five and number six singles as well as number two doubles.

Sutton finished her freshman campaign with a 14-7 overall record while playing mostly in the number six position. She also teamed with Deborah Armstrong to complete the spring with a 19-5 doubles record in the number three position.

Sutton was rated number 455 in the International Tennis Federation rankings back in 2007 and was ranked number three for under 18's in Great Britain in 2006. She also has a WTA point to her credit.

"We are extremely excited to have Lisa join our program as she has a lot of experience and we certainly expect her to come in and compete for one of the tops spots in our lineup," said Johnson.

Ros and Sutton join seniors Cortney Armitano, Cristina Garcia, Blanca Saenz and Ana Surviladze, as well as sophomores Anais Gomar and Borislava Nikolova.