Tennis Recap: March 30

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          Release: 03/31/2012
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NCCU Men's Tennis Drops 5-2 Decision To Morgan State

DURHAM, N.C. (www.NCCUEaglePride.com) - North Carolina Central men's tennis doubles partners Jose Fabara and Alejandro Espitia and No. 1 singles player Jack Waissen obtained wins during the Eagles 5-2 non-conference loss to Morgan State on Friday, March 30 in Durham, N.C., on the NCCU Tennis Courts.

NCCU's Fabara and Espitia defeated Djorde Ljubinkovic and Thomas Duwane 8-5, as Waissen beat his singles opponent Duk Young-Park, 7-6, 6-4.

NCCU Women's Tennis Defeats Morgan State 6-1

DURHAM, N.C. (www.NCCUEaglePride.com) - The Lady Eagles of North Carolina Central seized its fourth win of the 2012 campaign with a 6-1 non-conference victory over Morgan State on Friday, March 30 on the NCCU Tennis Courts in Durham, N.C., on the NCCU campus.

The home event opened with doubles play, partners Cameron Chatman and Olesya Palko, Ekaterina Nekrasova and Rebecca Wood, and Lakisha McDougald and Julia Aguilar went undefeated in doubles play.

Chatman and Palko defeated Arina Alileuva and Margarita Belyakova, 8-4, Nekrasova and Wood beat Jasmine Edwards and Tiffany Hughes, 8-5 and the No. 3 doubles team won by forfeit.

The mighty maroon snatched the singles win by seizing five-of-the-six victories.

Palko defeated Belyahova 6-1, 7-5, as Chatman beat her MSU Alileuva opponent in a difficult and vigorous 4-6, 7-6, 10-4 battle. Nekrasova overpowered Edwards 6-7 (4), 7-5, 10-7, while Wood closed out head-to-head competition with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Hughes.

The Lady Eagles advance to 7-7 on the season.

For the complete story, visit www.nccueaglepride.com or www.morganstatebears.com

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