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NORFOLK, Va. (April 26, 2018) – North Carolina A&T women’s tennis had their season ended on Thursday with a 4-0 loss to the Hampton Pirates in the first round of the 2018 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Women’s Tennis Championship Tournament at Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center.

 

Seniors Khalia Powell and Nadia Hilton-Adams played saw their careers come to an end after spectacular senior seasons.

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Powell teamed with Fabiana Ramirez at No. 1 doubles. The duo lost to Mariam MitaishvIli and Yulia Kapitanova 6-3. At the No 3 doubles, Angelica Martinez and Kanishka Chawla lost to Anasrasila Romanon and Haley Mullins 6-3 to give the Pirates the match and the doubles point.

 

Ramirez was one of many intense matches that took place on the singles side. She dropped the first set 6-3 before fighting back in the second to tie the score at six leading to a tie-breaker set. Ramirez finally succumbed to her adversary 4-0 giving MitaishvIli the victory at No. 1 singles.

 

Powell was defeated by Kapitanova at No. 2 singles 6-4, 6-1 in Powell’s final singles contest as a collegiate. Hilton-Adams fell to Kiah Turner 6-0, 6-3 to give Hampton the match-clinching fourth point as Hilton-Adams finished off her career.

 

Both Martinez and Renata Ruiz won their first sets in singles. Martinez won 6-4 before dropping the second set 6-2. Ruiz won her first set 7-5 before Mullins came back to take the second 6-1 at No. 6 singles.

 

Singles matches No. 4, 5, and 6 were all unfinished due to Hampton clinching the win.

 

North Carolina A&T vs Hampton University

April 26, 2018 at Norfolk, Va.

(Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center)

Hampton University 4, North Carolina A&T 0

 

Singles competition

MITAISHVILI,Mariam (HAMW) def. RAMIREZ, Fabiana (NCATW) 6-3, 7-6, (4-0)

KAPITANOVA, Yulia (HAMW) def. POWELL,Khalia (NCATW) 6-4, 6-1

TURNER, Kiah (HAMW) def. HILTON-ADAMS,Nadia (NCATW) 6-0, 6-3

SLOCOMBE,Cherise (HAMW) vs.. MARTINEZ, Angelica (NCATW) 4-6, 6-2, 3-0,  unfinished

MULLINS,Haley (HAMW) vs. RUIZ RABADAN,Renata (NCATW) 5-7, 6-1, 3-1, unfinished

ROMANOVA,Anasrasila (HAMW) vs. CHAWLA,Kanishka (NCATW) 3-6, 7-6, (2-0), unfinished

 

Doubles competition

MITAISHVILI,Mariam/KAPITANOVA,Yulia (HAMW) def. RAMIREZ,Fabiana/POWELL,Khalia (NCATW) 6-3

TURNER,Kiah/SLOCOMBE,Cherise (HAMW) vs. HILTON-ADAMS,Nadia/RUIZ RABADAN,Renata (NCATW) 4-5, unfinished

ROMANOVA,Anasrasila/MULLINS,Haley (HAMW) def. MARTINEZ,Angelica/CHAWLA,Kanishka (NCATW) 6-3

 

Match Notes:

North Carolina A&T 2-19

Hampton University 10-7