Hartsville, S.C. – The Coker College Athletic Department received news of another historic first this week, as women’s tennis members, Alyssa Blanchard (Columbia, S.C.) and Rachel Lemar  (London, England) have been named the #1 seed in doubles for the “A Draw” at this weekend’s Conference Carolinas Individual Championships in Sumter, S.C. This marks the first time that any Coker tennis player, male or female, has received a #1 seeding at a conference tournament.

Blanchard and Lemar were 10-2 last season playing No.1 doubles for the Lady Cobras, with Blanchard being named first team All-Conference and Lemar being named to the Second Team.

The Conference Carolinas Individual Championships run from Saturday, Sept. 12- Monday, Sept. 14 at the Palmetto Tennis Center in Sumter.