Rams Open 2013 CIAA Men's Tennis Championship Tournament with 5-0 Win Over Virginia Union

PETERSBURG, VA – The Winston-Salem State Rams (11-8) rolled to their fifth straight win when the team opened the 2013 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Men's Tennis Championship Tournament. The team took a 5-0 win over the Virginia Union Panthers (2-15), Thursday afternoon.

The Rams took the win behind a dominant performance. After opening the match with three straight doubles wins, the Rams sealed the victory with a strong singles effort to close out the match. After taking default wins at #3 doubles and #6 singles, the Rams needed just three points to seal the win. The Rams picked up two of them in doubles when the duo of junior Creighton Jones and sophomore Jonathan Aubrey took an 8-2 win at #1 doubles while freshman Josh Aubrey and freshman Corey Bonnette took an 8-0 win at #2 doubles. After gaining the 4-0 lead, Jonathan Aubrey finished the win with a 6-0, 6-0 win at #2 singles.

With the win, the Rams advance to the semifinals of the championship tournament and will look for a third straight appearance in the conference tournament championship match. But the team will face the top-seeded Shaw Bears, tomorrow. For more information on Rams tennis, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.


Winston Salem State University 5, Virginia Union University 0
Apr 18, 2013 at Petersburg, VA (VSU Sportsplex)


Singles competition

1. AUBREY, Josh (WSSUM) vs. RIDEAU,Jarvis (VUU-M) unfinished

2. JONES, Creighton (WSSUM) vs. BERRY,Jaymes (VUU-M) unfinished

3. AUBREY, Jonathan (WSSUM) def. MALONE,Terrence (VUU-M) 6-0, 6-0

4. BONNETTE, Corey (WSSUM) vs. SHEETS,Charles (VUU-M) unfinished

5. JETER, Chris (WSSUM) vs. TAYLOR,David (VUU-M) unfinished

6. DUNZWEILER, Drew (WSSUM) def. No player (VUU-M), by default


Doubles competition

1. JONES, Creighton/AUBREY, Jonathan (WSSUM) def. BERRY,Jaymes/RIDEAU,Jarvis (VUU-M) 8-2

2. AUBREY, Josh/BONNETTE, Corey (WSSUM) def. SHEETS,Charles/MALONE,Terrence (VUU-M) 8-0

3. JETER, Chris/DUNZWEILER, Drew (WSSUM) def. TAYLOR,David/No player (VUU-M), by default


Match Notes

Virginia Union University 2-4|2-10|2-15

Winston Salem State University 2-2|10-2|11-8