South Carolina State Hangs Heartbreaker On Howard in MEAC Championship
RALEIGH, N.C. - Brittney Morgan won her contest at No. 2 singles but it was not enough as South Carolina State defeated Howard, 4-1 in the title match of the MEAC Tennis Championship.
Morgan, an All-Tournament team selection, defeated Fanni Friska 6-3, 6-1 to aid the Lady Bison. The Lady Bulldogs rallied back with wins at the three and six positions. South Carolina State later clinched the championship title when Sarai Torres took down Alyssa Works in a hard fought 7-6, 6-3 win at No. 4 singles.
The Lady Bulldogs won their sixth consecutive MEAC title with the victory.
"The team fought hard," Howard head coach Larry Strickland said. "I'm very proud of them."
"We played a really talented Howard team, which had a great season," South Carolina State coach Hardeep Judge said. "This championship win means a lot because we had so many injuries throughout the season. My girls just fought hard."
Women's All-Tournament Team
Number One Doubles: Daria Sekerina and Maria Craicun, South Carolina State
Number Two Doubles: Rachel Pye and Alexis Brown, Florida A&M
Number Three Doubles: Amy Chen and Sarai Torres, South Carolina State
1. Michelle Brown, Howard
2. Brittney Morgan, Howard
3. Maria Craciun, South Carolina State
4. Sarai Torres, South Carolina State
5. Laura Bosneag, South Carolina State
6. Anne Akhimien, Howard
Outstanding Performer: Maria Craciun, South Carolina State
Runner-Up Team: Howard University
Outstanding Coach: Hardeep Judge, South Carolina State
2010 MEAC Women's Tennis Champion: South Carolina State