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SAVANNAH, Ga.  – The North Carolina A&T women’s tennis team came up short falling to Savannah State 4-3. The Aggies (1-14, 0-2 MEAC) were led by senior Fabiana Ramirez who grabbed her fourth singles win of the season at No. 1 singles by defeating Sofia Shut’ko 6-3, 6-3.

Fellow senior Angelica Martinez walked away with her third singles win of the season at the No. 2 spot. She lost the first set 6-2 before rallying back to take the next two sets 6-4, 1-0 (10-5) for the win.

The senior duo also won the Aggies only doubles match by defeating Sofia Shut’ko and Muskaan Ranjan at No. 1 doubles by a score of 7-5. It was the duo's third win of the season. 

Freshman Kaya Ellis was the other winner for N.C. A&T. She defeated Casi Gilbert 6-1 in the first set. Gilbert rallied to take the second set 6-2. Not willing to let the match slip away from her, Ellis turned up her intensity level to take the third set 6-2 to secure the win.

Savannah State 4, N.C. A&T 3
Mar 22, 2019 at Savannah, Ga. 

Singles competition

1. RAMIREZ, Fabiana (NCATW) def. SHUT'KO,Sofia (SSUW) 6-3, 6-3

2. MARTINEZ, Angelica (NCATW) def. RANJAN,Muskaan (SSUW) 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-5)

3. RANJAN,Sansriti (SSUW) def. RUIZ, Renata (NCATW) 6-2, 6-0

4. VOROBEVA,Ekaterina (SSUW) def. ESTENSSORO, Marlene (NCATW) 6-2, 6-1

5. ELLIS, Kaya (NCATW) def. GILBERT,Casi (SSUW) 6-1, 2-6, 6-2

6. TURNER,Christy (SSUW) def. THOMPSON, Cameryn (NCATW) 6-0, 6-0


Doubles competition

1. RAMIREZ, Fabiana/MARTINEZ, Angelica (NCATW) def. SHUT'KO,Sofia/RANJAN,Muskaan (SSUW) 7-5

2. TURNER,Christy/VOROBEVA,Ekaterina (SSUW) def. RUIZ, Renata/ESTENSSORO, Marlene (NCATW) 6-4

3. GILBERT,Casi/RANJAN,Sansriti (SSUW) def. THOMPSON, Cameryn/ELLIS, Kaya (NCATW) 6-2


Match Notes

N.C. A&T 1-14, 0-2 MEAC

Savannah State 1-1, 1-0 MEAC