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Monday, April 21, 2014

Shaw Ends Bowie State Women’s Tennis Season in Opening Round of CIAA Championships

ETTRICK, Va. - The Shaw University women's tennis team downed Bowie State 5-2 in the Thursday’s (4/17) opening round of the CIAA tournament on the campus of Virginia State.

Shaw took an early 2-1 lead in doubles.  Claudia Silva and Gislaine Farias downed Amber Peters and Antonique Johnson 8-0 at number one doubles while Jessica Medina and Menel Ben-Cheikh swept BSU’s Iyabode Sodipo 8-0 at number two doubles. Brianna Burke and Rahwa Habtemarian captured an 8-2 victory at number three doubles.

Medina stretched the Shaw lead to 3-1 when she took down Sodipo 6-0, 6-0.  Bowie State’s Habtemarian responded with a 6-0, 6-0 win at number six singles to trim the Shaw lead to 3-2.

Shaw closed out the match with wins at number one singles as Silva defeated Peters 6-0, 6-0, and number three singles where Farias downed Johnson 6-1, 6-0.

Bowie State vs Shaw (Apr 17, 2014)
Shaw 5, Bowie State 2
Apr 17, 2014 at Ettrick, VA (VSU Tennis Complex)
Singles competition
1. SILVA,Claudia (SUWTN) def. PETERS,Amber (BSU-W) 6-0, 6-0
2. MEDINA,Jessica (SUWTN) def. SODIPO,Iyabode (BSU-W) 6-0, 6-0
3. FARIAS,Gislaine (SUWTN) def. JOHNSON,Antonique (BSU-W) 6-1, 6-0
4. BEN-CHEIKH,Menel (SUWTN) vs. MANNING,Channae (BSU-W) unfinished
5. HANNA-COOKE,Hailli (SUWTN) vs. BURKE, Brianna (BSU-W) unfinished
6. HABTEMARIAM,Rahwa (BSU-W) def. BALOGUN,Omolola (SUWTN) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. SILVA,Claudia/FARIAS,Gislaine (SUWTN) def. PETERS,Amber/JOHNSON,Antonique (BSU-W) 8-0
2. MEDINA,Jessica/BEN-CHEIKH,Menel (SUWTN) def. SODIPO,Iyabode/MANNING,Channae (BSU-W) 8-0
3. BURKE, Brianna/HABTEMARIAM,Rahwa (BSU-W) def. HANNA-COOKE,Hailli/BALOGUN,Omolola (SUWTN) 8-2

Match Notes
Bowie State 6-10
Shaw 15-3
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (,2,6,1,3)

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