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Monday, February 25, 2013

CHOWAN SWEEPS LADY BULLDOGS TENNIS 9-0 IN SEASON OPENER FOR BOWIE STATE


FRANKLIN, Va. - The Bowie State University women's tennis was swept 9-0 at Chowan University on Saturday in the first official match of the season.

The Hawks shutout the Lady Bulldogs at No. 1 and 3 doubles and defeated BSU 8-2 at No. 2 doubles.  Bowie State junior Iyabode Sodipo and freshman Antonique Johnson fell to Chowan’s Nata Kamenshchikova and Holly Egnor at No. 1 doubles and the BSU duo of Mieke Allen and Diara Mackey were blanked at No. 3 doubles by Breanne Johnson and Brittany Moser. In No. 2 doubles, Bowie State junior Kassandra Bishop and sophomore Channae Manning lost to Jessica De Backre and Straffai Cleveland of the Hawks.

Chowan (6-4) continued their dominance in the singles matches, shutting out Bowie State 8-0 at No. 1, 3, 4 and 6. Bowie State’s Johnson won three games at No. 2 against Chowan’s Johnson. Allen of the Lady Bulldogs dropped an 8-2 decision to Cleveland at No. 5 singles.

The Lady Bulldogs return to action on Sunday (2/24) at Elizabeth City State University. Bowie State will play their first home match of the season (3/2) against Lincoln University of Pennsylvania. Match time is slated for 1 pm against the Lady Lions.

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