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Monday, April 7, 2014

Bowie State Women’s Tennis Sails Past Fayetteville State 9-0

RICHMOND, Va. – Bowie State University women’s tennis earned their third sweep of the season after defeating Fayetteville State University 9-0 at Battery Park. The win improves the Lady Bulldogs record to 5-6 overall and 5-6 in conference play.

Sophomore Amber Peters (Lanham, Md.) defeated Fayetteville State’s Samantha Ledbetter 6-4 and 6-2 at No. 1 Singles. Bowie State senior Iyabode Sodipo (Baltimore, Md.) claimed victory at No. 2 Singles beating Selena Cox 6-1 and 7-5. Lady Bulldogs’ sophomore Antonique Johnson (Laurel, Md.) cruised to a 6-1 and 6-2 win over FSU’s Vanaysha Graham at No. 3 Singles.

The No. 4 and 5 Singles results were identical scores of 6-0 and 6-1 with BSU’s Channae Manning (Lanham, Md.) and Briana Burke (Boston, Mass.) earning the win respectively.

Bowie State sophomore Rahwa Habtemariam (Lanham, Md.) won her No. 6 Single match defeating Fayetteville State’s Farrah Richardson 6-3 and 6-1.

In doubles play, the Lady Bulldogs captured an 8-4 victory at No. 1 featured BSU’s Peters and Johnson against Ledbetter and Cox. The Bowie State combo of Sodipo and Manning won their No. 2 Doubles match by a score of 8-6 and the Burke/Habtemariam duo sailed to an 8-2 victory at No. 3 Doubles.

The Lady Bulldogs return to the court on Wednesday (4/9) hosting the Lady Panthers of Virginia Union at 1 pm.

Fayetteville St. vs Bowie State (Apr 6, 2014)
Bowie State 9, Fayetteville St. 0
Apr 6, 2014 at Richmond, VA
Singles competition
1. PETERS,Amber (BSU-W) def. LEDBETTER,Samantha (FSU) 6-4, 6-2
2. SODIPO,Iyabode (BSU-W) def. COX,Selena (FSU) 6-1, 7-5
3. JOHNSON,Antonique (BSU-W) def. GRAHAM,Vanaysha (FSU) 6-1, 6-2
4. MANNING,Channae (BSU-W) def. WORRIAX,Laura (FSU) 6-0, 6-1
5. BURKE, Brianna (BSU-W) def. FOSTER,Taheiya (FSU) 6-0, 6-1
6. HABTEMARIAM,Rahwa (BSU-W) def. RICHARDSON,Farrah (FSU) 6-3, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. PETERS,Amber/JOHNSON,Antonique (BSU-W) def. LEDBETTER,Samantha/COX,Selena (FSU) 8-4
2. SODIPO,Iyabode/MANNING,Channae (BSU-W) def. WORRIAX,Laura/FOSTER,Taheiya (FSU) 8-6
3. BURKE, Brianna/HABTEMARIAM,Rahwa (BSU-W) def. GRAHAM,Vanaysha/RICHARDSON,Farrah (FSU) 8-2

Match Notes
Bowie State 5-6

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