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CHARLOTTE (February 15, 2019) – The North Carolina A&T women’s tennis were defeated by the Charlotte 49ers 7-0 at the Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex Friday afternoon. 

After mixing things up a little in doubles during their last match, the Aggies (0-6) dabbled with the lineup again. This time it was not something that head coach William Crutchfield planned for. Senior Kanishka Chawla is out for the season with an injury. Freshman Brenna Bryant stepped up to fill her shoes in the No. 5 singles position.

Bryant is a graduate of Tarboro High School. She is a native of  Greenville, N.C. In 2015, Bryant reached the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) 3A semifinals in doubles and won 3A Big East Conference Player of the Year. She also won all-conference, all-region and All-State in 2015. She won 2016’s USTA Junior (NC) Sportsmanship Award for females. During her senior year, she was the 1A NCHSAA champion in singles while also earning all-conference, all-region, All-State and conference player of the year.

Senior Fabiana Ramirez came very close to grabbing her second singles win of the season but came up a bit short against Sasha Lee. The first set had to be decided by a tiebreaker after a 6-6 tie. Ramirez came up short dropping the tiebreaker set 7-3 giving her opponent the first set. The second set was close as well, but Ramirez was defeated 7-5 giving Lee the win.

Freshman Kaya Ellis played well in singles, but also came up short. She was defeated 6-3, 6-4 at No. 6 singles.

Charlotte swept doubles giving them the doubles point.

Charlotte 7, North Carolina A&T 0
Feb. 15, 2019 at Charlotte, N.C. 

Singles competition

1. Sasha Lee (CHA) def. RAMIREZ, Fabiana (NCATW) 7-6 (7-3), 7-5

2. Rocio Safont (CHA) def. MARTINEZ, Angelica (NCATW) 6-1, 6-0

3. Pierina Imparato (CHA) def. RUIZ, Renata (NCATW) 6-3, 6-2

4. Emma Scott (CHA) def. ESTENSSORO, Marlene (NCATW) 6-0, 6-0

5. Zoe Radojicic (CHA) def. BRYANT, Brenna (NCATW) 6-0, 6-1

6. Avery Watson (CHA) def. ELLIS, Kaya (NCATW) 6-3, 6-4


Doubles competition

1. Immie Cowper/Tai Martin (CHA) def. MARTINEZ, Angelica/RAMIREZ, Fabiana (NCATW) 6-2

2. Rocio Safont/Emma Scott (CHA) def. ESTENSSORO, Marlene/RUIZ, Renata (NCATW) 6-0

3. Pierina Imparato/Sasha Lee (CHA) def. BRYANT, Brenna/ELLIS, Kaya (NCATW) 6-0


Match Notes

North Carolina A&T 0-6

Charlotte 4-3