CALIFORNIA, PA – The Winston-Salem State Lady Rams (20-10) ended a great 2012 season with a 5-0 loss to the top-seeded host California (Pa.) Vulcans (22-5), Saturday afternoon in the opening round of the 2012 NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional Tournament. The Lady Rams gave it their all, but the team could not get the points they needed against the eighth-ranked team in the nation.
The Lady Rams opened the day with some impressive performances in doubles play, falling 8-1, 8-5, and 8-1. The #2 duo of juniors Sloane Holmes and Kayla Carter had the best outing in doubles play with an 8-5 effort at the #2 doubles position. With the three doubles losses, the Lady Rams needed five singles wins in order to advance in the tournament. The team would not get them, however as a pair of 6-1, 6-1 and 6-0, 6-0 losses ended the day for the team.
Though the loss ends the season for the Lady Rams, it does not overshadow another great season for the team that finished as runners-up for the 2012 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Championship and the 2012 CIAA Southern Division Championship. Over the past two seasons, the Lady Rams tennis team has posted a 47-12 record with just two CIAA losses. For more information on Lady Rams tennis, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.