Saturday, April 9, 2016


JONESBORO, Ga. – The Benedict College women's tennis team captured the SIAC Championship with a 5-1 victory over Tuskegee on Saturday at the Clayton County Tennis Complex.

Benedict swept all three doubles matches to take a 3-0 lead. Karla Flores and Esther Zelaya took an 8-4 victory at No. 1 doubles. Daniella Rios and Danyelle Copeland took an 8-1 victory at No. 2 doubles. Juliet Campbell and Adrienne Milow took an 8-2 victory at No. 3 doubles.

In singles action, Copeland took a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Kayla Triche at No. 4 singles. Rios, named the Tournament MVP, rallied for a 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Navilla Paul at No. 3 singles to clinch the match.

Taylor was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Coach. Joining Rios on the All-Tournament team from Benedict were Copeland and Zelaya in singles, and Rios and Copeland and Karla Flores and Zelaya in doubles.

The Lady Tigers, now 19-5, earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Women's Tennis Championship.

Source: BC Sports Information

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