Lady Rams Advance to 2012 CIAA Championship Match with 5-0 Win Over Virginia State

PETERSBURG, VA – The Winston-Salem State Lady Rams (20-8) advanced to finals of the 2012 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Women's Tennis Championship Tournament, Friday when the team took a 5-0 win over the host Virginia State Lady Trojans. The Lady Rams will look for their second straight CIAA championship when they take on the winner of the Shaw/Johnson C Smith semifinal match.

The #2 Lady Rams put on a great performance to take the win as they fought off a talented Virginia State team, Friday. The Lady Rams had to bring their best efforts early as they took three wins in doubles play, 8-5, 8-3, and 8-4. The team carried their strong play into singles play with wins at #3 and #6 singles. Junior Bianka Locklear took the #3 singles win, 6-2, 6-1 and Chelsea Chatman took the #6 singles win 6-0, 6-1.

With the win, the Lady Rams advance to the finals of the 2012 CIAA Women's Tennis Championship Tournament for the second straight year. For more information on Lady Rams tennis, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to