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Tennis Earns Shutout Win Over Broncos

Courtesy: NC A&T Sports Information
          Release: 02/17/2012
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GREENSBORO - The North Carolina A&T women's tennis team defeated Fayetteville State 7-0 in a non-conference match at the Piedmont Indoor Tennis Center on Friday. The match was the first of two for the Aggies on Friday.

The win marked the Aggies first shutout win since April 10, 2010 when they beat Savannah State 7-0.

The afternoon began with three doubles matches. A&T's No. 2 and three teams blew out their opponents 8-0, while Aggies' No. 1 team (Cayla Cross and Azeib Nigatu) had stiffer competition, but still beat the Broncos duo of Varice Love and Brittney William 8-2.

In the singles matches, sophomore Kimberly Stalling, junior April Burrage and freshman Kenya Colbert won the No. 4, 5 and 6 singles matches 6-0 respectively.

"As usual the ladies were very intense and along with intensity come effort. [Fayetteville State's] defense was covered up by our intensity," said head coach James Dunwoody. "I am very proud of Kenya Colbert today for her first singles win in Division I tennis. I am also proud of Victorea Austin, who was promoted today from No. 6 to No. 3.

"I hope she keeps improving. We have a chance to be great, we just need to develop that killer instinct and stop playing so happy," Dunwoody added.

Tennis Match Results
Fayetteville State vs North Carolina A&T
Feb 17, 2012 at Greensboro, N.C.

North Carolina A&T 7, Fayetteville State 0

Singles competition:
1. CROSS,Cayla (NCATW) def. LOVE,Varice (FSU) 6-3, 6-2
2. NIGATU,Azeib (NCATW) def. WILLIAMS,Brittney (FSU) 6-1, 6-3
3. AUSTIN,Victorea (NCATW) def. LEDBETTER,Samantha (FSU) 6-2, 6-3
4. STALLING,Kimberly (NCATW) def. THOMAS,M'Waka (FSU) 6-0, 6-0
5. BURRAGE,April (NCATW) def. OKWANA,Chioma (FSU) 6-0, 6-0
6. COLBERT,Kenya (NCATW) def. WHITE,Jasmine (FSU) 6-0, 6-0


Doubles competition:
1. CROSS,Cayla/NIGATU,Azeib (NCATW) def. LOVE,Varice/WILLIAMS,Brittney (FSU) 8-2
2. HENRY,Nianna/STALLING,Kimberly (NCATW) def. LEDBETTER,Samantha/THOMAS,M'Waka (FSU) 8-0
3. BURRAGE,April/COLBERT,Kenya (NCATW) def. OKWANA,Chioma/WHITE,Jasmine (FSU) 8-0


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