Sunday, February 7, 2016

Morgan State Wins Season Opener At Delaware State, 4-1

DOVER, Delaware -- The Morgan State women's tennis team opened up the 2016 campaign with a season-opening and Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Northern Division victory over host Delaware State, 4-1 on Saturday.

The Lady Bears (1-0, 1-0 MEAC) earned the doubles point and then won the first four singles matches for the victory.

Chelsi Russell and Danielle Thompson teamed up to defeat Milan Graves and Sofia Rachi of Delaware State by a score of 6-0 in a No. 1 doubles match. Cierra Plummer and Chloe Kabamba would earn a No. 2 doubles victory by a score of 6-1 over Delaware State's Elvira Gallieva and Aayishi Chouhaw.

In singles play, Kayla Price, Thompson and Russell all recorded straight set victories, respectively, at the No. 1-No. 3 positions to secure the win.

Morgan State will now travel to Richmond, Va. on Super Bowl Sunday to take on the Rams of Virginia Commonwealth in a non-conference match at 3 p.m.

Feb. 6, 2016
Dover, Del. (Delaware State)
Morgan State 4, Delaware State 1

No. 1 – Chelsi Russell/Danielle Thompson (MSU) def. Milan Graves/Sofia Rachi 6-0
No. 2 – Cierra Plummer/Chloe Kabamba (MSU) def. Elvira Gallieva/Aayishi Chouhaw 6-1
No. 3 – Shelby Moffat/Liz Bessonova (DSU) won by default

No. 1 – Kayla Price (MSU) def. Shelby Moffat 6-4, 6-3
No. 2 – Danielle Thompson (MSU) def. Milan Graves 6-1, 6-3
No. 3 – Chelsi Russell (MSU) def. Elvira Galieva 6-2, 6-2
No. 4 – Chloe Kabamba (MSU) vs. Aayshi Chouhaw 6-3, unfinished
No. 5 – Sofia Rachi (DSU) vs. Cierra Plummer 7-6, unfinished
No. 6 – Liz Bessonava (DSU) won by default


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