QUEENS, N.Y. - The Lady Bison Tennis Team won a hard fought four hour battle with St. Johns. Howard won the doubles point with wins at No. 1. Brittney Morgan and Katelyn Stokes beat Nevena Selacovic and Diamond Adams 8-6, while Michelle Brown and Brooke Hawthorne sealed the point at No. 3 doubles with an 8-3 victory over Joanna Zwinlulis and Terri Thomas.
The Red Storm tied the score at one all when Ece Firat bested Michelle Brown 6-2, 6-2 but Howard went back up 2-1 with Brooke Hawthorne winning 6-4, 6-4. St Johns tied the score again 2-2 when Diamond Adams defeated Brittney Morgan 7-5,6-0. The match was tied again after Talia Johnson was victorious at No. 5 singles beating Nakita Austin 7-6(5), 6-2 and Katelyn Stokes losing a 3-hour slugfest 6-4, 0-6, 7-5. Anne Akhimien clinched the match at No. 6 with a 6-1, 6-2 win.
"Today's match was a real confidence builder for the ladies," said head coach Larry Strickland. "This will be a good team."
The Lady Bison will be back in action next Saturday in Durham, N.C. when they face North Carolina Central.
1) Stoke/Morgan(HU) def.Selacova/Adams (SJ) 8-6
2) Austin/Firat (SJ) def. Johson/Akhimien (HU) 8-2
3) Brown/Hawthorne (HU) def. Zwinlulis/Thomas(SJ) 8-3
1) Nevena Selacovic(SJ) def. Katelyn Stokes (HU) 6-4,0-6,7-5
2) Diamond Adams (SJ) def. Brittney Morgan (HU) 7-5,6-0
3) Booke Hawthorne (HU) def. Joanna Zwinbulis (SJ) 6-4,6-4
4) Ece Firat (SJ) def. Michelle Brown (HU) 6-2,6-2
5) Talia Johnso (HU) def. Nakita Austin (SJ) 7-6(5), 6-2
6) Anne Akhimien (HU) def. Teri Thomas (SJ) 6-1, 6-2