Lady Rams Tennis Falls Just Short; WSSU Drops 4-3 Decision To North Carolina A&T
April 9, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Winston-Salem State University Lady Rams tennis team fell just short of a victory on Friday afternoon in Greensboro, N.C. as the Lady Aggies of North Carolina A&T State University used a straight-set victory at sixth singles to down WSSU at the NC A&T Tennis Complex.
The Lady Aggies captured the doubles point to open the match as Nina and Nianna Henry’s 8-2 victory over Johanna Nunez and Chelsea Chatman at third doubles gave North Carolina A&T an early 1-0 advantage.
The Lady Rams would capture points at first, second and fourth singles as Sloane Holmes downed Jaymee Jones 6-3, 6-1 at first singles; Kayla Carter defeated Nina Henry 6-4, 6-4 at second singles and Johanna Nunez cruised past Danielle McCaskill 6-3, 6-2 at fourth singles to earn WSSU three points.
However, it would prove to be Azeib Nigatu’s 6-1, 6-0 victory over Chelsea Chatman at sixth singles that sealed the win for the Lady Aggies as North Carolina A&T earned the narrow 4-3 win.
The loss drops the Lady Rams to 5-14 on the season while North Carolina A&T improves to 7-8 with the victory.
The Lady Rams return to action on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. as they play host to the Royals of Queens University of Charlotte at the WSSU Tennis Complex.
For additional information on WSSU women’s tennis, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to the Official Website of WSSU Athletics at WSSURams.com.
Tennis Match Results
Winston-Salem State University vs North Carolina A&T
Apr 09, 2010
North Carolina A&T 4, Winston-Salem State University 3
1. HOLMES,Sloane (WSSUW) def. JONES,Jayme (NCAT) 6-3, 6-1
2. CARTER,Kayla (WSSUW) def. HENRY,Nina (NCAT) 6-4, 6-4
3. QUICK,Winnie (NCAT) def. LOCKLEAR,Bianka (WSSUW) 6-1, 6-2
4. NUNEZ,Johanna (WSSUW) def. MCCASKILL,DAnielle (NCAT) 6-3, 6-2
5. CROSS,Cayla (NCAT) def. JARVIS,Kalin (WSSUW) 6-2, 7-6 (7-1)
6. NIGATU,Azeib (NCAT) def. CHATMAN,Chelsea (WSSUW) 6-1, 6-0
1. QUICK,Winnie/JONES,Jayme (NCAT) def. HOLMES,Sloane/LOCKLEAR,Bianka (WSSUW) 8-1
2. CARTER,Kayla/JARVIS,Kalin (WSSUW) def. CROSS,Cayla/NIGATU,Azeib (NCAT) 8-6
3. HENRY,Nina/HENRY,Nianna (NCAT) def. NUNEZ,Johanna/CHATMAN,Chelsea (WSSUW) 8-2
Winston-Salem State University (5-14)
North Carolina A&T (7-8)