Rams Battle, But Fall Short in 7-2 Loss to West Virginia Wesleyan

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams (2-4) gave a strong overall effort, but came up short in a hard-fought 7-2 loss to the West Virginia Wesleyan College Bobcats (5-3-1), Thursday afternoon. The short-handed Rams took the loss in spite of some very strong individual performances.

After opening the match with a default loss at #3 doubles, the Rams bounced back when the tandem of senior Creighton Jones and junior Jonathan Aubrey took an 8-5 win at #1 doubles. However, the team ended doubles play with an 8-5 loss at #2 doubles.

In singles play, sophomore Josh Aubrey was the sole Ram to take a win as he cruised to a 6-2, 6-2 win at #2 singles.

With the loss, the  Rams fall to 2-4 overall, but will look to bounce back when they  head to Richmond, Virginia to take part in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Round Up. For more information on Rams tennis, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.