Lady Rams Dominant in 8-1 Senior Day Win Over Johnson C. Smith

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Lady Rams sent their seniors out in style with a huge 8-1 win over Johnson C. Smith, Thursday afternoon at the WSSU Tennis Courts. The Lady Rams took the win behind a dominant effort by the entire squad that worked hard for their four talented seniors in their final home match at WSSU. 

The Lady Rams got things going early with three straight doubles wins. The team took 8-1 wins at both #1 and #2 doubles, closed by a big 8-6 win in #3 doubles. The senior tandem of Sloane Holmes and Kayla Carter combined for the 8-1 win at #1 doubles. The other senior tandem of Kalin Jarvis and Bianka Locklear also added an 8-1 win at #2 doubles.

Things kept going in singles play for the Lady Rams took five of the six singles matches. Carter got things started when she took a dominating 6-0, 6-0 win at #3 singles. Sophomore Carmen Grady added a 6-1, 6-1 win at #6 singles. Jarvis also added a 6-1, 6-1 win at #4 singles. Holmes and Locklear both added 6-2, 6-1 wins at #1 and #2 singles respectively. 

With the win, the Lady Rams improve to 14-7 and 11-3 in Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) play. The team will head to Salisbury, N.C. to finish the regular season, Saturday. 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
Johnson C. Smith vs Winston-Salem State (Apr 11, 2013)

Winston-Salem State 8, Johnson C. Smith 1
Apr 11, 2013 at Winston-Salem, N.C. (WSSU Tennis Courts)

Singles competition

1. HOLMES,Sloane (WSSUW) def. ANDERSON,Rankin (JCSU-W) 6-2, 6-1

2. LOCKLEAR,Bianka (WSSUW) def. LOVE,Keiana (JCSU-W) 6-2, 6-1

3. CARTER,Kayla (WSSUW) def. AKANDE,Felicia (JCSU-W) 6-0, 6-0

4. JARVIS,Kalin (WSSUW) def. BATTLE,Khadijha (JCSU-W) 6-1, 6-1

5. HEARD,Nichelle (JCSU-W) def. HARRIS,Taylor (WSSUW) 6-1, 6-1

6. GRADY,Carmen (WSSUW) def. BARNES,Samantha (JCSU-W) 6-1, 6-1


Doubles competition

1. CARTER,Kayla/HOLMES,Sloane (WSSUW) def. BATTLE,Khadijha/ANDERSON,Rankin (JCSU-W) 8-1

2. LOCKLEAR,Bianka/JARVIS,Kalin (WSSUW) def. LOVE,Keiana/BARNES,Samantha (JCSU-W) 8-1

3. HARRIS,Taylor/CORPENING,Devan (WSSUW) def. HEARD,Nichelle/AKANDE,Felicia (JCSU-W) 8-6


Match Notes

Johnson C. Smith 9-13, 9-5 CIAA

Winston-Salem State 14-7, 11-3 CIAA