Rams Tennis Advances to 2011 CIAA Championship Match with 5-0 Win Over Virginia State
April 23, 2011
PETERSBURG, VA - The Winston-Salem State Rams (17-11) advanced to the 2011 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Championship round with a 5-0 win over the host Virginia State Trojans, Saturday morning. The Rams had to complete play in the match on Saturday morning after play was suspended Friday due to inclement weather.
The Rams took all three doubles points, Friday afternoon 8-2, 8-6, and 8-5 to jump ahead 3-0. The Rams' strong play continued into singles, which were played on Saturday morning. The Rams needed just two singles points to seal the win and freshman Nick John and Chris Jeter both delivered. John got things started with a 6-2, 6-1 win while Jeter sealed the win with a 6-2, 6-2 win.
With the win, the Rams will return to action later this afternoon when the team takes on the Shaw Bears in the 2011 CIAA Men's Tennis Championship Finals. 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.