COLUMBIA, SC – The Winston-Salem State Rams (6-8) gave a strong effort, but fell short when the team took a 9-0 road loss to the Benedict (17-5), Thursday afternoon. The loss was the second in a row for the Rams, but it could overshadow a strong effort by the team.
The Rams got off with some solid efforts in doubles play, but the team could not get the points they wanted, taking three losses in doubles play. The team's best effort came at the #1 doubles spot where senior Gabrielle Lindsay and junior Aja Grant took an 8-5 loss. The Rams also battled in 8-2 losses at #2 and #3 doubles.
The Rams continued their battle in singles play with some great efforts. Unfortunately, the team could not secure the wins they needed to rally for the victory. Lindsay took a win by retirement at #1 singles. Junior Alexus Morgan had a solid performance when she took a 6-3, 6-1 loss at #2 singles. The Rams also took 6-2, 6-0 losses at #2 and #5 singles before falling, 6-0, 6-1 loss at #4 singles and a 6-0, 6-0 loss at #6 singles.
With the loss, the Rams fall to 6-8 overall. The team will return home for their next competition when the team hosts the Catawba Indians in a home match, Monday. 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.