BOWIE, Md. – The Bowie State women’s tennis team (1-0) grabbed its first win of the 2023 season with a 4-0 decision over the visiting Lady Vikings of Elizabeth City State (0-1) Saturday afternoon at the BSU Tennis Courts.

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The Bulldogs started off the match with a 1-0 lead after sweeping doubles led by 6-0 victories at the No. 1 doubles position that featured Afruica Gentle and Kayla Lowery and the No. 3 doubles that included Denaij Rose and Jatiya Stewart.

BSU picked up three-straight wins in singles competition. Court one saw Gentle down her opponent at the No. 1 spot (6-0, 6-0), followed by Rose’s 6-0, 6-0 win at the No. 5 slot. Stewart came out on top at the No. 6 position, earning a 6-1, 6-0 win.

Bowie State 4, Elizabeth City State Univ. 0
1. Afruica Gentle (BSU) def. Marley Renner (ECSU) 6-0, 6-0
2. Abner Dixon (BSU) vs. Juelle St. Clair (ECSU) 6-0, 4-2, unfinished
3. Kayla Lowery (BSU) vs. Keeley Weber (ECSU) 6-1, 5-0, unfinished
4. Aria Mason (BSU) vs. Naomi Joseph (ECSU) 6-1, 2-1, unfinished
5. Denaij Rose (BSU) def. Jennilie Clauzel (ECSU) 6-0, 6-0
6. Jatiya Stewart (BSU) def. Zoe-Ann Wint (ECSU) 6-1, 6-0

1. Afruica Gentle/Kayla Lowery (BSU) def. Marley Renner/Keeley Weber (ECSU) 6-0
2. Abner Dixon/Aria Mason (BSU) def. Juelle St. Clair/Naomi Joseph (ECSU) 6-3
3. Denaij Rose/Jatiya Stewart (BSU) def. Jennilie Clauzel/Zoe-Ann Wint (ECSU) 6-0

Following Saturday’s competition, the Bulldogs will travel to Virginia State on Saturday, Mar. 11 for a conference matchup with the Trojans at 11 a.m.

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