Lady Eagle Tennis signs two for 2012-2013 season

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman College has signed two student-athletes to play tennis for the Lady Eagles beginning in 2012-2013, C-N head tennis coach Jean Love has announced Friday.

Haleigh Chastain (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Brooke Sanderson (Evans, Ga.) have signed to play with the Lady Eagles beginning next fall. Chastain is a standout at Christian Academy of Knoxville, while Sanderson plays at Greenbrier High School outside of thee Augusta, Ga. area.

Chastain is a two-time All-Knoxville Interscholastic League (All-KIL) selection at CAK. She has led her teams to three-straight district and regional championships. Her teams finished as state runners-up in her freshman and sophomore seasons.

As a junior, Chastain qualified for the state tournament as an individual after winning the regional doubles title. She is ranked the No. 7 player in Tennessee among 18-year olds.

Off the court, the 5-foot-7 high school senior is a member of the National Honors Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and Spanish Club.

Sanderson is a two-sport standout at Greenbrier High School in Evans, Ga. She has played both tennis and volleyball during her high school career. She has led Greenbrier to three-straight regional championships and a Final Four appearance in the Georgia State Tournament in each of her three high school seasons.

As a junior, she was named co-Most Valuable Player at GHS.

Sanderson is a member of the National Honor Society and Beta Club. Her father, Charles, ran track and played tennis at Mississippi College.    

The Lady Eagles open their 2012 schedule on Feb. 17 against Univ. of the Cumberlands in Jefferson City at 2 p.m.