Feb. 13, 2012
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - The Fayetteville State tennis team got its 2012 season started over the weekend, and Varice Love is picking up right where she left off.
Love (So., Fayetteville, N.C.), the CIAA Rookie of the Year a year ago, picked up her first singles victory of the season in brilliant fashion, scoring a 6-0, 6-1 win over Methodist's top-seeded player, Lauryn Justice, on Sunday.
The Lady Broncos (0-2) got a second singles win from third-seeded Samantha Ledbetter, who downed Lindsie Bentham 6-0, 6-3.
Methodist won the match 7-2.
Love had a standout season her freshman year, helping guide Fayetteville State to the CIAA Tennis Championships. Love was 9-5 as a top-seeded player last season, and 10-11 overall. She was also named to the 2011 All-CIAA Tennis team.