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Lady Rams Tennis Records First Win Of The Season; Defeats Savannah State, 7-0

Feb. 23, 2008

Final Stats

ORANGEBURG, SC - The Winston-Salem State University Lady Rams tennis team snapped a nine-match losing streak on Saturday morning as they defeated the Lady Tigers of Savannah State University, 7-0 at the South Carolina State University Tennis Complex in Orangeburg, SC.


The Lady Rams cruised to the win as they swept all six singles matches and a trio of doubles matches en route to the sweep of Savannah State University.


The Lady Rams' Shannon Loughnan and Johanna Nunez defeated SSU's Angela Palmer and Shawannda McClain 8-1 at first doubles; Terese Lavan and Gabrielle Benjamin defeated Para Malden and Chantasia Bridges 8-1 at second doubles, and Jessica Smith and Jade Heggins earned a win by forfeit at third doubles as WSSU secured the match's doubles point.


WSSU earned straight-set victories at first, second, third and fourth singles and earned forfeit wins at fifth and sixth singles as they secured their first win of the season.


The win improves WSSU to 1-9 overall while Savannah State falls to 0-2 on the season with the loss.


WSSU returns to action at 6:00 pm when they face the Lady Bulldogs of South Carolina State University.


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Tennis Match Results

Winston-Salem State University vs Savannah State

Feb 23, 2008 at Orangeburg, SC


Winston-Salem State University 7, Savannah State 0


 Singles competition

1. Shannon Loughnan (WSSUW) def. Angela Palmer (SAVSTATE) 6-2, 6-1

2. Johanna Nunez (WSSUW) def. Chantasia Bridges (SAVSTATE) 6-0, 6-0

3. Terese Lavan (WSSUW) def. Shawannda McClain (SAVSTATE) 6-0, 6-2

4. Gabrielle Benjamin (WSSUW) def. Para Malden (SAVSTATE) 6-0, 6-0

5. Jessica Smith (WSSUW) def. No player (SAVSTATE), by forfeit

6. Jade Heggins (WSSUW) def. No player (SAVSTATE), by forfeit


 Doubles competition

1. Shannon Loughnan/Johanna Nunez (WSSUW) def. Angela Palmer/Shawannda McClain (SAVSTATE) 8-1

2. Terese Lavan/Gabrielle Benjamin (WSSUW) def. Para Malden/Chantasia Bridges (SAVSTATE) 8-1

3. Jessica Smith/Jade Heggins (WSSUW) def. No player/No player (SAVSTATE), by default


Match Notes:

Winston-Salem State University 1-9

Savannah State 0-1