WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams (1-2) gave some solid efforts, but the team was outgunned when the Rams took a 9-0 loss to the Converse College Valkyries (4-8), Friday afternoon. Playing in just their second home match of the season, the Rams gave a solid effort, but the team could not quite get past the Valkyries.
Playing with #1 singles player Gabrielle Lindsay, the Rams were short-handed, but the team gave a strong effort in the tough loss. The Rams began the day with a slow start with some early struggles in doubles play. After surrendering a point by forfeit at #3 doubles, the team took a pair of 8-0 losses at both #1 and #2 doubles to fall behind 3-0.
The Rams' struggles carried over into singles play, but the team showed some fight. The Rams took 6-0, 6-0 losses at #1, #3, and #5 singles in addition to a forfeit loss at #6 singles to fall behind, 7-0 before a junior Zakia Spencer took a 6-0, 6-1 loss at #4 singles and junior Aja Grant closed the day with a 6-2, 3-2 (retirement) loss at #2 singles.
With the loss, the Rams fall to 1-2 overall. The team have little time to worry as the team will return to action tomorrow when the team heads to nearby Salisbury, N.C. to take part in the 2017 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Women's Tennis Round Up hosted by Livingstone College. The Rams will open the day when the team faces off against the Virginia State Trojans in a 9:00 a.m. match.
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