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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Virginia Union Women’s Tennis Defeats Bowie State 6-3 in Conference Regular Season Finale


BOWIE, Md. – Virginia Union women’s tennis avenged an earlier season loss to Bowie State and handed the Lady Bulldogs a 6-3 setback on Sunday afternoon. The loss sets Bowie State’s overall mark at 6-8, 5-8 in the conference play and 3-5 in the CIAA North.

Bowie State won by default at No. 3 doubles, but Virginia Union claimed victory at No. 1 and 2 doubles play. VUU’s Kara Miller (Las Vegas, Nev.) and Ellie Parsons (Custer, S.D.) defeated BSU sophomores Amber Peters (Lanham, Md.) and Antonique Johnson (Lanham, Md.) 8-5 at No. 1 doubles. Bowie State senior Iyabode Sodipo (Baltimore, Md.) and junior Channae Manning (Lanham, Md.) dropped an 8-4 decision at No. 2 doubles to Katrina Joe (Newport News, Va.) and Deja Shabazz (Richmond, Va.).

Virginia Union’s (3-10, 3-7 CIAA, 2-4 North) only loss in singles completion was a default to Bowie State at No. 6 singles. BSU’s Peters lost 6-2, 2-6 and 8-10 in the tiebreaker at No. 1 singles and VUU’s Parsons beat Sodipo 6-2 and 6-0 at No. 2 singles.

Bowie State’s Johnson battled hard at No. 3 singles before falling short to VUU’s Joe by a score of 2-6, 6-3 and 6-10 in the tiebreaker.  Shabazz of Virginia Union captured a 6-1, 6-2 singles win over Manning at No. 4 and but BSU’s Burke was blanked 6-0 and 6-0 by VUU’s Christionne Taylor (Washington, D.C.) at No. 5 singles.

The Lady Bulldogs closeout their regular season on Monday (4/14) hosting Goldey-Beacom College at 1 pm in a non-conference contest.

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