MEN'S TENNIS: Shaw Earns Seven-Peat With a 5-0 Win Over WSSU
Shaw Earns Seven-Peat With a 5-0 Win Over WSSU
April 23, 2011
(Petersburg, VA) - Shaw won its seventh straight CIAA Men's Tennis Championship with a 5-0 win over Winston-Salem State in a match played at Virginia State Saturday night.
Shaw opened the match strong, taking the number two and three doubles. At two, Kalada Kienka and CIAA Rookie of the Year Daniel Vasquez downed Chris Jeter and Creighton Jones 8-2, and at three, CIAA Most Valuable Player Carlos Guarin downed Max Glodde and Nick John 8-2.
The battle came at number one doubles - a spot where WSSU had been dominant all year, defeating Shaw in both of their regular season matchups. This time, Shaw's Ataide Suca and Gabriel Nicotra came out on top over Brian Coxton and Ian Hunter 8-4.
Kienka, Shaw's number three single, returned the first singles score with a 6-0, 6-1 win over WSSU's Hunter. Vasquez then cemented the shut out with a 6-2,6-1 win over Glodde. The remaining matches were unfinished.
Shaw finishes their season with a 24-1 record and the number one ranking in the Atlantic Region. The NCAA will announce the tournament field on Wednesday.