Lady Bison Topped by S.C. State in MEAC Championship
RALEIGH, N.C. - The Howard Univ. women's tennis team fell to the Bulldogs of South Carolina State 4-0 in the Tennis Championship title on Sunday at the Millbrook Tennis Courts in Raleigh N.C.
Battling for the final doubles victory, Brittney Morgan and Brooke Hawthorne and the Bulldogs' Shuaila Jad and Sabrina Mendez were tied eight-all. The two teams went point for point in the tiebreaker until SCSU scored the final two points to win 8-6 and clinch the final doubles point at the number two spot .
Up 1-0 heading into singles play, SCSU tallied wins at the number two and five singles positions to gain a 3-0 advantage over the Lady Bison. At the number two singles spot, SCSU's Jad defeated Howard's Morgan in two sets 6-1, 6-3. Mendez aided the Lady Bulldogs' with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Works at the number five singles position.
The Lady Bulldogs' captured the 2011 women's tournament title at the number three singles position with 2011 MEAC Rookie of the Year AKilah James defeating Michelle Brown of Howard 7-5, 6-1.