Howard Women Advance to the MEAC Tennis Semi Finals
Men Fall to Norfolk
Raleigh, N.C.-The Howard University women's tennis team defeated Norfolk State, 4-2, to advance to the semifinal round of the 2006 MEAC Tennis Championships at the Millbrook Tennis Complex in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Howard won their match with three singles points and the doubles point behind the play of Aja Wright and Nicole Henderson. Cecelia Townes and Courtney Dorsey also won their doubles match. Townes, Henderson and Whitney Ambush each won their singles match to help secure the victory for the Lady Bison.
The Howard men did not fare as well against Norfolk, falling 4-2 in the quarterfinals. The only singles win for the Bison was recorded by Chad Jones who won his match 6-1, 61. The other point for the Bison came from two doubles win recorded by the teams of Orthmane Garma and Nelabh Avashti and Anthony Baldwin and Jones.
The Lady Bison record currently stands at 9-11 while the men close out the season at 4-19.
1. Fiorella Valdivia/ Lerissa Morris (NSU) def. Jasmine Smith/Laura Marin (HOW) 8-0
2. Aja Wright/ Nicole Henderson (HOW) def. Jennifer Itonyo/ Lenise Carnage (NSU) 8-4
3. Cecelia Townes/Courtney Dorsey (HOW) def. Andrea DeGirmenci/Donita Peterson (NSU) 8-5
1. Fiorella Valdivia (NSU) def. Jasmine Smith (HOW) 6-3, 6-3
2. Jennifer Itonyo (NSU) def. Aja Wright (HOW) 6-1, 6-5
3. Laura Marin (HOW) def. Lerissa Morris (NSU) 6-4, 6-3
4. Cecelia Townes (HOW) def. Donita Peterson (NSU) 6-2, 6-0
5. Nicole Henderson (HOW) def. Andrea DeGirmenci (NSU) 0-6, 6-0, 6-4
6. Whitney Ambush (HOW) vs. Lenise Carnage (NSU) 6-0, 2-3, unfinished
1. Miroslav Vlcek/ Vassil Zahariev (NSU) def. Kenneth Brown/Faron Carter (HOW) 8-6
2. Othmane Garma/ Neilabh Avashti (HOW) def. Pavel Suchy/ Petr Krakora (NSU) 9-7
3. Anthony Baldwin/Chad Jones (HOW) def. Roman Del Castillo/Omari Dennis (NSU) 8-4
1. Miroslav Vlcek (NSU) def. Kenneth Brown (HOW) 6-2, 6-2
2. Vassil Zahariev (NSU) vs. Faron Carter (HOW) 7-6 (4-0), 3-0, unfinished
3. Pavel Suchy (NSU) def. Othmane Garma (HOW) 7-5, 6-2
4. Petr Krakora(NSU) def. Neilabh Avashti (HOW) 6-4, 6-3
5. Roman Del Castillo (NSU) def. Anthony Baldwin (HOW) 6-3, 6-1
6. Chad Jones (HOW) def. Omari Dennis (NSU) 6-1, 6-1