WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams (1-1) christened home court in a big way, Friday afternoon when the team took a 6-3 win over the Averett Cougars (2-3). The Rams controlled the match from beginning to end, taking a pair of wins in doubles play along with four singles wins.
The Rams opened the match in a big way with some great efforts in doubles play. The duo of senior Zakia Spencer and freshman Cylah Gaither set the tone with an 8-1 win at #3 doubles while senior Alexus Morgan and freshman China Brown added an 8-2 win at #2 doubles. The Rams would allow an 8-5 win to the Cougars at #1 doubles.
From there, the Rams closed things out with some stellar singles play. Junior Aja Grant set the tone with a 6-1, 6-0 win at #3 singles while freshman China Brown did the same at #4 singles. Senior Alexus Morgan added a 6-3, 6-1 win at #2 singles while freshman Cylah Gaither took the most thrilling win when she took a 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 10-2 win at #6 singles to close out the 6-3 win for the Rams.
With the win, the Rams improve to 1-1 on the season. The team will return to action next Friday when the team hosts the Converse Valkyries in a 2:00 p.m. match. For more information on Rams tennis, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.