2017 CIAA Women's Tennis Championship Set to Open Thursday Morning

Bowie, MD (April 20, 2017) – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Women’s Tennis Championship is set to open April 20 at 10:00 a.m. on the campus of Bowie State University with its eight team, single elimination bracket. The three-day championship is open to the public with FREE admission.

Women’s Tennis Bracket

Full Schedule of Events

The CIAA Women’s Tennis Championship will kick off with a match between No. 2 Shaw University and No. 7 Elizabeth City State University. The Lady Bears marked a perfect 8-0 Southern Division record while only letting go of one match to CIAA rival Chowan University for an 11-1 conference record. The Vikings are currently 2-3 in the Northern Division and 3-10 in CIAA play. Historically, Shaw has been dominant in women’s tennis, winning 7 Championship Titles since 2006.

Thursday’s second match will feature No. 3 Virginia State University (6-1, 10-3 CIAA) versus No. 6 Virginia Union University (3-3, 6-7 CIAA) followed by a Southern Division battle between No. 4 Winston-Salem State University (6-2, 8-4 CIAA) and No. 5 Johnson C. Smith University (4-4, 6-6 CIAA). In Round 1’s final match, the defending CIAA Women’s Tennis Champion Chowan University (2-0, 13-0) will face No. 8 Fayetteville State University (2-6, 3-10 CIAA).

Championship competition will continue at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, April 21 with the championship match slated for 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 22. A championship awards ceremony will be held immediately following the final match. Click HERE for the complete Women’s Tennis Championship schedule of events.

For more information regarding this week’s Women’s Tennis and Outdoor Track at Field Championships at Bowie State University, follow the CIAA on Facebook (The CIAA), Twitter (@CIAAForLife), and Instagram (@CIAASports) or visit the conference’s official website at www.theciaa.com.