FAYETTEVILLE, NC – The Winston-Salem State Lady Rams (1-0, 1-0 CIAA) opened the 2014 season in style when the team took an impressive 9-0 win at Fayetteville State (0-1, 0-1 CIAA), Thursday afternoon. The Lady Rams took the win behind some impressive performances, including six shutout wins on the day.
The Lady Rams opened the day by taking all three doubles points in the match. The team opened day with shutout wins at #3 and #1 doubles respectively before closing out doubles play with an 8-1 win at #2 doubles.
The team carried its efforts over into singles play when the team finished the day with a sweep. The team saw shutout victories at the #5, #4, #3, and #2 positions. The win was capped by an 8-6 win by freshman D'Niqua Murphy at the #6 spot and an 8-5 win at #1 singles by freshman Deja Stewart.
With the wins, the Lady Rams open the season at 1-0 and 1-0 in Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assocaition (CIAA) play. The team will return to action, Tuesday when they head to nearby Salisbury, N.C. to take on Catawba. 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.