April 20, 2012

Winston-Salem State and Shaw Advance to Finals of 2012 CIAA Women’s Tennis Championship


PETERSBURG, VA – The Winston-Salem State Lady Rams (20-8) advanced to finals of the 2012 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Women’s Tennis Championship Tournament, Friday when the team took a 5-0 win over the host Virginia State Lady Trojans. The Lady Rams will look for their second straight CIAA championship when they take on the winner of the Shaw/Johnson C Smith semifinal match.
The #2 Lady Rams put on a great performance to take the win as they fought off a talented Virginia State team, Friday. The Lady Rams had to bring their best efforts early as they took three wins in doubles play, 8-5, 8-3, and 8-4. The team carried their strong play into singles play with wins at #3 and #6 singles. Junior Bianka Locklear took the #3 singles win, 6-2, 6-1 and Chelsea Chatman took the #6 singles win 6-0, 6-1.

The Shaw women's tennis team easily defeated Johnson C. Smith 5-0 in semifinal action.

The Lady Bears swept the three doubles matches with identical 8-0 scores, then won the match when number two singles player Jessica Medina and number one singles and CIAA Player of the Year Lolia Kienka reported wins in their matches.  Medina downed Imani Morrison 6-0, 6-0, while Kienka topped Keiana Love 6-1, 6-0.
With the win, the Lady Rams advance to the finals of the 2012 CIAA Women’s Tennis Championship Tournament for the second straight year.

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