Rams Top Elizabeth City State for Second Straight 6-0 Victory


CHARLOTTE, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams (2-4, 2-1 CIAA) kept up their winning ways when the team took a 6-0 win over the Elizabeth City State Vikings (0-4, 0-3 CIAA) at the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Round Up. The win marked the second straight CIAA win for the Rams who also claimed a road win at Livingstone, Thursday. 

The Rams opened the match with three straight wins in doubles play. The duo of senior Tay'lor Champion and junior Avion Harris took an 8-0 win at #2 doubles before freshman Kyra Akande and sophomore Cylah Gaither took an 8-2 win at #3 doubles and senior China Brown and freshman Kyrsten Jenelle claimed an 8-2 win at #1 singles.

With their momentum high, the Rams needed just two singles wins to claim the match victory. Instead, the team took three. Harris took a 6-0, 6-1 win at #3 singles before Champion claimed a win at #1 singles and Brown ended the match with a 6-4, 6-1 win at #2 singles.

With the win, the Rams improve to 2-4 overall and 2-1 in CIAA play. The team would go on to face the Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls later in the day. 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.