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Courtesy: Florida A&M Sports Information
Lady Rattlers Fall To S.C. State In MEAC Final
By: Florida A&M Sports Information  
Release:04/23/2016
NORFOLK, VA. – April 23, 2016 – The South Carolina State Lady Bulldogs clinched the 2016 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Women’s Tennis Championship on Saturday morning with a 4-0 win over Florida A&M  at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center on the campus of Old Dominion University.

In doubles, South Carolina State won at number one and number three slots to earn the team point.  Intissar Rassif and Dakota Brown defeated Shantel Blackwood and Arrice Robinson 6-2 at the number one slot, while Andjela Vasic and Marketa Marcanikova won at number three over Elizabeth Clayton and Alexis Dean 6-4 for the team point.

The singles matches were highlighted by Rassif, who was named the Outstanding Performer of the tournament, winning at number one over Alexis Dean 6-0, 6-2.  Vasic defeated Olivia Rolle 6-3, 6-1 at number three singles to get the Lady Bulldogs to within a point of the championship.   Carla Petreanu won the tournament-clinching match defeating Clayton at number six singles 6-0, 6-4.

The tournament title was the first for South Carolina State since 2014 and they have now won 11 of the last 12 MEAC Championships and 12th overall.

With the win, South Carolina State (8-10) earned the conference’s automatic qualification to the NCAA Division I Women’s Tennis Championships.  The NCAA selection show will air on May 3 at 5 p.m. online at www.ncaa.com.

 Tennis Match Results

South Carolina State 4, Florida A&M 0

 

Singles competition

1. Intissar Rassif (SCSU) def. DEAN,Alexis (FAMUW) 6-0, 6-2

2. BLACKWOOD,Shantel (FAMUW) vs. Oleksandra Fillippov (SCSU) 5-7, unfinished

3. Andjela Vasic (SCSU) def. ROLLE,Olivia (FAMUW) 6-3, 6-1

4. HENRY,Dominique (FAMUW) vs. Marketa Marcanikova (SCSU) 6-6, unfinished

5. ROBINSON,Arrice (FAMUW) vs. Dakota Brown (SCSU) 1-6, 1-5, unfinished

6. Carla Petreanu (SCSU) def. CLAYTON,Elizabeth (FAMUW) 6-0, 6-4

Doubles competition

1. Intissar Rassif/Dakota Brown (SCSU) def. BLACKWOOD,Shantel/ROBINSON,Arrice (FAMUW) 6-2

2. HENRY,Dominique/ROLLE,Olivia (FAMUW) def. Claudia Roca/Oleksandra Fillippov (SCSU) 6-3

3. Andjela Vasic/Marketa Marcanikova (SCSU) def. CLAYTON,Elizabeth/DEAN,Alexis (FAMUW) 6-4

Match Notes:

South Carolina State 8-10

Florida A&M 10-12


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