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Nelson named Most Improved for Wasps

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 EMORY –– Matt Nelson, a 2009 Galax High School graduate, enjoyed an exceptional freshman season on the tennis court for Emory and Henry College, earning team and conference honors during his first season at the collegiate level this past spring.

Playing No 2 singles as a freshman, Nelson compiled a record of 16-4, earning Old Dominion Athletic Conference player of the week honors during the year.

Nelson teamed with No. 1 singles player Chip Wintringham at first doubles, and the pair racked up 17 wins against just four losses.

At the conclusion of the spring season, Nelson was named the team’s Most Improved Player.

He is the son of Dave and Patti Nelson of Galax.