BOWIE, Md. – The No. 3 Bowie State women’s tennis closed out its season with a tough loss in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) semifinals, dropping to Johnson C. Smith by a 5-0 decision on Friday, Apr. 29 at VSU Tennis Complex on the campus of Virginia State University.
The Bulldogs saw its eight-match win streak snapped as Bowie State was unable to claim a doubles point against the Golden Bulls and lost time in singles as JCSU would quickly put away the game with four wins before BSU was able to extend the match.
Score: Johnson C. Smith 5, Bowie State 0
Records: Bowie State (11-4), Johnson C Smith (11-9)
Location: Ettrick, Va. (VSU Tennis Complex)
1. MiSSICK,Shaytonya (JCSU) vs. GENTLE,Afruica (BSU) 6-4, unfinished
2. RAGINS,Kyndall (JCSU) vs. LOWERY,Kayla (BSU) unfinished
3. MOYANA,Chengeto (JCSU) def. MASON,Aria (BSU) 6-0, 6-0
4. PROFETT-BROOKS,Taylo (JCSU) def. BYRON,Tamia (BSU) 6-1, 6-0
5. TURNER,Cierra (JCSU) def. RONE,Natalya (BSU) 6-1, 6-0
6. HEWITT, Sanaa (JCSU) def. TUCKER,Bianca (BSU) 6-0, 6-1
1. MOYANA,Chengeto/PROFETT-BROOKS,Taylo (JCSU) vs. GENTLE,Afruica/LOWERY,Kayla (BSU) 5-1, unfinished
2. RAGINS,Kyndall/TURNER,Cierra (JCSU) def. MASON,Aria/BYRON,Tamia (BSU) 6-1
3. MiSSICK,Shaytonya/HEWITT,Sanaa (JCSU) def. TUCKER,Bianca/STEWART,Jatiya (BSU) 6-0
· The Bulldogs closed out 2022 with an 11-4 overall record, setting a program record for most wins in a season while also winning the program’s first Northern Division title under the leadership of head coach Paul Brown.
· BSU had won eight of the last nine matches dating back to Mar. 26.
· The semifinal appearance was the Bulldog’s first in program history behind CIAA Player of the Year in Afruica Gentle (Georgetown, MD) and two additional All-CIAA honorees in Tamia Byrom (Upper Marlboro, MD) and Kayla Lowery (Cleveland, OH).
· Bowie State had entered the CIAA Tournament as the No. 3 seed which marked BSU’s highest seed ever in the “new format” of the tournament.
· The Bulldogs lose just one senior on this year’s roster, Bianca Tucker (Edgewood, MD).
JCSU advances to the championship match taking place on Saturday, April 30 against the defending champions Shaw.
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