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Aggies Lose to ONU, Win Doubles Point

Courtesy: NC A&T Sports Information
          Release: 03/06/2017
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Sheyla Ramirez teamed with Kanishka Chawla to win at No. 3 doubles. Photo by Kevin L. Dorsey
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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (March 6, 2017) – The ladies from the North Carolina A&T women’s tennis team started their spring break, not on vacation, but in competition.

The women’s team is scheduled to play two matches during the spring break week which started on Monday with their 6-1 loss to Olivet Nazarene at Georgia Gwinnett University. N.C. A&T lost all six singles matches but did win the doubles point by winning two out of three doubles matches.

The duo of Angelica Martinez and Klara Smolikova defeated Priscila Nunez and Anna Kuechenberg 8-3 at No. 2 doubles. Martinez and Smolikova have been the most successful doubles team for the Aggies this season as they improved to 3-3 as a duo. At No. 3 doubles, the team of Kanishka Chawla and Sheyla Ramirez took down Mikaela Coose and Morgan Winnie 8-4. It was their first win of the season together.

Singles didn’t go as well. Junior Khalia Powell fought hard at No. 1 singles after winning the first set 7-5. She lost the second 6-4 (10-6). Smolikova also had a battled at No. 4 singles before Faith Huckabee outlasted her 3-6, 6-4 (10-5). The Aggies dropped to 2-8 on the season and will continue their spring-break play on Wednesday against Georgia Gwinnett University.

Olivet Nazarene 6, North Carolina A&T 1
Mar 6, 2017 at Lawrenceville, Ga. 

Singles competition

1. Victoria Monakhova (ONU) def. POWELL,Khalia (NCATW) 5-7, 6-4, 10-6

2. Priscila Nunez (ONU) def. MARTINEZ,Angelica (NCATW) 6-1, 6-1

3. Mikaela Coose (ONU) def. HILTON-ADAMS,Nadia (NCATW) 6-1, 6-3

4. Faith Huckabee (ONU) def. SMOLIKOVA,Klara (NCATW) 3-6, 6-4, 10-5

5. Anna Kuechenberg (ONU) def. CHAWLA,Kanishka (NCATW) 6-2, 6-2

6. Anna Belschner (ONU) def. No player (NCATW), by default

Doubles competition

1. Faith Huckabee/Victoria Monakhova (ONU) def. POWELL,Khalia/HILTON-ADAMS,Nadia (NCATW) 8-3

2. MARTINEZ,Angelica/SMOLIKOVA,Klara (NCATW) def. Priscila Nunez/Anna Kuechenberg (ONU) 8-3

3. CHAWLA,Kanishka/RAMIREZ,Sheyla (NCATW) def. Mikaela Coose/Morgan Winnie (ONU) 8-4

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