Monday, April 24, 2017

Shaw Defeats Chowan to Avenge Only Conference Loss and Win CIAA Tennis Title


Shaw's women's tennis team avenged their only Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association loss this season when they defeated top-seeded Chowan to win the CIAA Women's Tennis Championship this past weekend.

Shaw went 12-1 in the CIAA, their lone loss coming to Chowan in late March.  But singles wins by Daniela Vanko, Adrijana Martic and Simbiat Aleem erased a 3-2 deficit to give the Bears the championship.

Vanko was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player.

Shaw (21-2, 13-1 CIAA) wins the CIAA's automatic bid to the Women's NCAA Tennis Tournament and finds out their seeding on Tuesday. Chowan finished the season 20-9 (14-1 CIAA) and will be watching the tournament selection show closely as they were ranked sixth in the NCAA Division II's Atlantic Region (Shaw was eighth) on April 19.

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