Benedict Sweeps Men and Women Tennis Championship Titles

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga – Benedict swept both championship titles as the Tigers captured their fourth consecutive title and the women earned their third.

First seed, Benedict College, defeated No. 2 Clark Atlanta, 5-2, for their third consecutive championship title, in Tuesday’s final rounds at the Peachtree Tennis Center. Ramdyahn and Moutrie brought home wins for the Lady Panthers, but was not enough to lift them over the Benedict Lady Tigers. Albany State defeated Fort Valley State in Tuesday’s consolation match, 5-1, which secured their third place finish over the Lady Wildcats.

Benedict men’s tennis defeated Morehouse to claim their fourth consecutive championship title and a chance to return to the NCAA Regional Tournament. Morehouse’s Littles and Slade/Meghoo Peddie duo fought hard against the Tigers, but fell short in Benedict’s 5-2 win. Tuskegee finished in third place as they defeated Fort Valley State, 5-1, in their consolation match.

Benedict’s men and women tennis will compete in the NCAA Regional Tournament. The men’s regional tournament first and second rounds are scheduled for April 28-29th while the women are scheduled to compete April 30-May 1. The location is to be determined.

Day 2 Results
Women’s Tennis | April 17 | 1 p.m.
#3 ALBANY STATE def. #4 FORT VALLEY STATE, 5-1
SINGLES

  1. Boyd (ASU) vs. Kelly (FVSU), (DNF)
  2. Beard (ASU) vs. Smith (FVSU), (DNF)
  3. Ashford (ASU) vs. Bridges (FVSU), (DNF)
  4. Foston (ASU) def. Griffinth (FVSU), 6-0, 6-0
  5. Davis (ASU) def. Davis (FVSU), 6-1, 6-0
  6. Gauthier (ASU) def. FORFEIT

DOUBLES

  1. Kelly/Smith (FVSU) def. Boyd/Heard (ASU) , 8-3
  2. Ashton/Foston (FVSU) def. Bridges/Griffinth, 8-1
  3. Davis/Gauthier (ASU) def. FORFEIT

Men’s Tennis | April 17 | 1 p.m
#3 TUSKEGEE def. #4 FORT VALLEY STATE, 5-1
SINGLES

  1. Sewell (TU) vs. Dawson (FVSU), (DNF)
  2. Hargrove (TU) vs. Boyd (FVSU), (DNF)
  3. Coles (TU) def. Simon (FVSU), 6-0, 6-0
  4. Mitchell (TU) def. Scoff (FVSU), 6-0, 6-1
  5. Law (TU) def. McMillon (FVSU), 6-2, 6-1
  6. Sry (TU) vs. Thurman (FVSU), (DNF)

DOUBLES

  1. Dawson/Boyd (FVSU) def. Sewell/Coles (TU), 8-6
  2. Hargrove/Mitchell (TU) def. Simon/McMillon (FVSU), 8-1
  3. Law/Sry (TU) def. Scoff/Thurman (FVSU), 8-3

Women’s Tennis | April 17 | 3 p.m.
#1 BENEDICT def. #2 CLARK ATLANTA, 5-2
SINGLES

  1. Nguy (BC) def. Galloway (CAU), 6-0, 6-0
  2. Flores (BC) def. Shugars (CAU), 6-3, 6-2
  3. Izakova (BC) def. Eusebio (CAU), 6-4, 6-3
  4. Rios (BC) vs. Parker (CAU), (DNF)
  5. Ramdyahn (CAU) def. Campbell (BC), 1-6, 0-6
  6. Milow (BC) vs. K. Moutrie (CAU), (DNF)

DOUBLES

  1. Nguy/Flores (BC) def. Galloway/Shugars (CAU), 8-3
  2. Flores/Izakova (BC) def. Eusebio/Parker (CAU), 8-5
  3. Ramdyahn/V. Moutrie (CAU) def. Campbell/Milow (BC), 8-3

Men’s Tennis | April 17 | 3 p.m
#1 BENEDICT def. #2 MOREHOUSE, 5-2
SINGLES

  1. Eloise (BC) def. Samples (MHC), 6-0, 6-1
  2. Ballentyn (BC) vs. Slade (MHC), (DNF)
  3. Mutetwa (BC) def. Vreeze (MHC), 7-5, 6-1
  4. Aleksic (BC) def. Pugh (MHC), 6-1, 6-1
  5. Littles (MHC) def. Flores (BC), 6-2, 6-1
  6. Perrin (BC) vs. Meghoo Peddie (MHC), (DNF)

DOUBLES

  1. Eloise/Aleksic (BC) def. Samples/Vreeze (MHC), 8-1
  2. Mutetwa/Ballentyne (BC) def. Pugh/Littles (MHC), 8-2
  3. Slade/Meghoo Peddie (MHC) def. Flores/Perrin (BC), 8-2

ALL-TOURNAMENT SUPERLATIVES
Men’s Tennis

  • Tournament MVP: Quinton Eloise, Benedict
  • Outstanding Coach of the Tournament: Gary Taylor, Benedict

Women’s Tennis

  • Tournament MVP: Caroline Nguy, Benedict
  • Outstanding Coach of the Tournament: Gary Taylor, Benedict

All-Tournament Team

Women’s Tennis Men’s Tennis
Singles

  • Caroline Nguy, Benedict
  • Karla Flores, Benedict
  • Victoria Izakova, Benedict
  • DiAndrea Galloway, Clark Atlanta
  • Jade Shugars, Clark Atlanta
  • Latoya Boyd, Albany State
Singles

  • Quinton Eloise, Benedict
  • Taj Ballantyne, Benedict
  • Julius Mutetwa, Benedict
  • Vernard Littles, Morehouse
  • Rasheed Slade, Morehouse
  • Brandon Sewell, Albany State
Doubles

  • Carolina Nguy/Daniela Rios, Benedict
  • Karla Flores/Victoria Izakova, Benedict
  • Jade Shugars/DiAndrea Galloway, Clark Atlanta
Doubles

  • Quinton Eloise & Nikola Aleksic, Benedict
  • Julius Mutetwa & Taj Ballantyne, Benedict
  • Zakai Meghoo-Peddie & Rasheed Slade, Benedict

About Tyler Williams

I am a senior, Mass Media Arts major with a concentration in Radio, Television, and Film at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, GA. I plan to pursue a graduate degree following my undergraduate experience where I am interested in studying Sports Management. I am also exploring the field of communications in order to fuse my passion for creativity with my undying love for sports. I stay involved on-campus as I maintain being a full time Division II student-athlete with being active in organizations and activities such as Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., "The Panther" Student Newspaper, etc. Career interests are in fields such as sports management, broadcast journalism, public relations, and strategic communications.

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