Lady Rams Roll to 7-2 Win Over Davis Elkins

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Lady Rams (13-6) continued to roll when the team took a 7-2 win over the Davis & Elkins Senators (10-7), Saturday afternoon. The team took the win behind some impressive performances, sweeping doubles play and carrying on with some strong singles play as well.

The Lady Rams opened the day on a high note with three straight doubles wins. WSSU dominated all three doubles matches with the senior tandem of Sloane Holmes and Kayla Carter taking the #1 doubles match 8-3 while the Lady Rams won both #2 and #3 doubles by the score of 8-5.

The team carried their efforts into singles play with wins at #1, #4, #5, and #6 to claim the victory. Holmes was especially impressive as she took the #1 singles win, 6-0, 6-2. Junior Taylor Harris added a 6-2, 6-2 win at the #5 singles spot.

With the win, the Lady Rams improve to 12-6. The team will return to conference play when the Lady Rams head to Raleigh, N.C. to take on the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Southern Division leading Shaw Lady Bears on April 8th. For more information on Lady Rams tennis, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to


Winston-Salem State University Tennis
Davis & Elkins vs Winston-Salem State (Mar 30,2013)

Winston-Salem State 7, Davis & Elkins 2
Mar 30,2013 at Winston-Salem, N.C. (WSSU Tennis Courts)

Singles competition

1. HOLMES,Sloane (WSSUW) def. Julia Hoehn (D&E-W) 6-0, 6-2

2. Halima Michael (D&E-W) def. LOCKLEAR,Bianka (WSSUW) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

3. Natela Portshidze (D&E-W) def. CARTER,Kayla (WSSUW) 4-6, 7-6, 7-5

4. JARVIS,Kalin (WSSUW) def. Rhiana Bruce-Lyle (D&E-W) 6-4, 6-2

5. HARRIS,Taylor (WSSUW) def. Markia Prieto (D&E-W) 6-2, 6-2

6. GRADY,Carmen (WSSUW) def. Becky Price (D&E-W) 3-6, 6-2, 14-12


Doubles competition

1. HOLMES,Sloane/CARTER,Kayla (WSSUW) def. Julia Hoehn/Halima Michael (D&E-W) 8-3

2. JARVIS,Kalin/LOCKLEAR,Bianka (WSSUW) def. Natela Portshidze/Becky Price (D&E-W) 8-5

3. HARRIS,Taylor/LINDSAY,Dominique (WSSUW) def. Rachel Schramm/Rhiana Bruce-Lyle (D&E-W) 8-5


Match Notes

Davis & Elkins 10-7

Winston-Salem State 12-6