Women's Tennis Makes History On Saturday
GREENSBORO (April 8, 2017) – The North Carolina A&T women’s tennis team continues making historic waves. The Aggies defeated Florida A&M 5-2 on Saturday to improve to 3-2 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. It is the most conference wins in program history. The Aggies also improved to 6-12 overall. The six wins are another program best.
Sophomore Sheyla Ramirez picked up her first conference win and her second win as No. 1 singles player with her 6-4, 5-7, 6-1 win over Olivia Rolle. Junior Khalia Powell took No. 2 singles despite losing her first set 6-2. She, however, followed with 6-3, 6-3 wins in the second and third sets to beat Arrice Robinson. Junior Nadia Hilton-Adams and freshman Kanishka Chawla were also winners in singles. Hilton-Adams won at No. 4 with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Karen Machisa. Hilton-Adams is now 3-2 in conference play. Chawla won at No. 6, 6-3, 7-5, over Elizabeth Clayton. Chawla is 4-1 in the MEAC.
Unfortunately, Klara Smolikova lost her first conference match of the season. She was defeated by Sophia Osabouhien 7-6 (9-7), 7-5 at No. 5 singles. The also took the doubles point as the teams of Powell and Hilton-Adams (No. 1 doubles) and Ramirez and Martinez gave the Aggies the two wins they needed to earn the point.
The Aggies close out the regular season against Queen’s College on April 12 in Charlotte at 2 p.m. Then it is off to the MEAC tournament with what is guaranteed to be their highest seed ever, April 20-22, in Norfolk, Va.
FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY vs North Carolina A&T
Apr 08, 2017 at Greensboro, NC
North Carolina A&T 5, FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY 2
1. RAMIREZ,Sheyla (NCATW) def. ROLLE,Olivia (FAMUW) 6-4, 5-7, 6-1
2. POWELL,Khalia (NCATW) def. ROBINSON,Arrice (FAMUW) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
3. HENRY,Dominique (FAMUW) def. MARTINEZ,Angelica (NCATW) 6-1, 6-1
4. HILTON-ADAMS,Nadia (NCATW) def. MACHISA,Karen (FAMUW) 6-1, 6-4
5. OSABOUHLEN,Sophia (FAMUW) def. SMOLIKOVA,Klara (NCATW) 7-6 (9-7), 7-5
6. CHAWLA,Kanishka (NCATW) def. CLAYTON,Elizabeth (FAMUW) 6-3, 7-5
1. POWELL,Khalia/HILTON-ADAMS,Nadia (NCATW) def. ROBINSON,Arrice/SHAW,Kiara (FAMUW) 6-1
2. RAMIREZ,Sheyla/MARTINEZ,Angelica (NCATW) def. HENRY,Dominique/CLAYTON,Elizabeth (FAMUW) 6-3