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.
Powell teamed with Fabiana Ramirez at No. 1 doubles. The duo lost to Mariam
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
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.
North Carolina A&T vs Hampton University
(Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center)
Hampton University 4, North Carolina A&T 0
KAPITANOVA, Yulia (HAMW) def. POWELL
TURNER, Kiah (HAMW) def. HILTON-ADAMS,Nadia (NCATW) 6-0, 6-3
MULLINS,Haley (HAMW) vs. RUIZ RABADAN,Renata (NCATW) 5-7, 6-1, 3-1, unfinished
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
North Carolina A&T 2-19
Hampton University 10-7