Greensboro (April 3, 2018) – The North Carolina A&T women’s tennis team will play three matches in four days.
The Aggies will start their week on Thursday by traveling to Buies Creek, N.C. to take on Campbell (9-7) at the Nisbet Tennis Center with action starting at 2 p.m. The Aggies defeated the Fighting Camels 6-1 on Feb. 23, 2009, the last time the two teams played. N.C. A&T is looking to continue their winning streak over the Campbell Camels.
On Saturday, the Aggies are set to travel to Greenville, N.C. to face the (12-8) East Carolina Pirates at the ECU Indoor Tennis Facility with the match starting at 3:00 p.m. A&T has gone 0-5 against East Carolina over the past ten years. They are looking to turn that around on Saturday weather permitting.
On Sunday, N.C. A&T will host Senior Day and their Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 2018 regular-season finale against Savannah State (2-11, 0-1 MEAC). The match is set to take place at the Aggies Tennis Complex at noon as the Aggies will look to honor Khalia Powell and Nadia Hilton-Adams. Powell has grabbed 18 singles and 15 doubles wins thus far in her collegiate career while Hilton-Adams has 11 singles and 10 doubles
If the Aggies beat the Tigers on Sunday, they will advance to the 2018 MEAC tournament to be held in Norfolk, Val, April 26-29. The Aggies have gone 7-1 against the Tigers since 2010. The one loss was in 2014 in which the Aggies were defeated 4-3. N.C. A&T is coming off a big 7-0 conference win over rival N.C. Central last week to put them in position to qualify for their second straight MEAC tournament.
Juniors Angelica Martinez and Fabiana Ramirez along with Powell all have four singles wins on the season. Hilton-Adams is close behind with three. In doubles, Ramirez/Powell duo have teamed to capture four wins. Kanishka Chawla and Martinez have paired up to win four doubles matches as well.