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Successful doubles duo senior Khalia Powell and junior Fabiana Ramirez teamed together for the final time on Thursday at the 2018 MEAC Women's Tennis Championship Tournament as the Aggies lost to Hampton 4-0 to end the season. Photo by Kevin L. Dorsey
Courtesy: NC A&T Sports Information

Women's Tennis Season Comes To An End

Courtesy: NC A&T Sports Information
          Release: 04/26/2018
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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

 

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