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2009 SIAC Tennis Championship, Women

In the Consolation game, BC Women rallied from behind to defeat the defending champions but short handed Clark Atlanta 5-2 to finish in 3rd place.

SIAC All Tournament Team:

Singles: Lauren Smith

Doubles: Deandra Reasonover/Lauren Smith

Day 3: Consolation Game:
Game #7
Benedict def. Clark Atlanta 5-2

1.  Deandra Reasonover/Lauren Smith (BC) def. Tara Turner/Sophia Dawson (CAU)        8-3
2.  Simone Greene/Jana Canty (CAU) def. Shani Jones/Samatha McGill (BC)        8-1
3.  Paula Lopez (BC)-DEFAULT

1.  Simone Greene (CAU) def. Deandra Reasonover (BC) 6-2, 6-2
2.  Tara Turner (CAU) def. Paula Lopez (BC)  6-1, 6-1
3.  Lauren Smith (BC) def. Jana Canty (CAU)  6-1, 6-1
4.  Sophia Dawson (CAU) vs. Ayana Martin (BC) DNF
5.  Shani Jones (BC) DEFAULT
6.  Samatha McGille (BC) DEFAULT

Day 2: Game #6
#2 Fort Valley State def. #3 Benedict 5-2

Fort Valley State advanced to the championship game after taking the first two doubles matches.  In what seemed to be a matchup of the top two doubles teams in the conference turned  out to be a one-sided affair as Freshman of the Year Roberta Robinson and Jesutice Awoyeye def. Deandra Reasonover and Lauren Smith 8-1.  In the #2 spot Shakeela Jackson and Chantelle Chiles def. Shani Jones and Samatha McGill 8-3.  Benedict would get its first win of the game when Pauola Lopez and Anyana Martin def. Chelsea Spear and Brina Pettiford 9-7.  In the singles matches FVSU took three of the top four matches.  In the #1 spot Roberta Robinson def. Deandra Reasonover won 6-3, 6-5 (5).  Jesutice Awoyeye def. Pauola Lopez 6-3, 6-2.  In the #3 spot Benedict's Lauren Smith def. Shakeela Jackson 6-1, 6-0 and the match was wrapped up in favor of FVSU as Chantelle Chiles def. Ayana Martin 6-1, 6-2.  FVSU advances to the finals to face Tuskegee at 12pm on Saturday.  Benedict will face Clark Atlanta in the consolation game.

Day 1:

Benedict continued its winning ways by defeating LeMoyne-Owen 5-1.

#3 Benedect              5
#6 LeMoyne-Owen   1

2009 SIAC Tennis Championship, Men

BC Men won the consolation game defeating Tuskegee 5-3 in come from behind fashion as well to finish in 3rd place.

SIAC All Tournament Team

Singles: Avery Coins

Day 3: Consolation Game:
Game #6
Benedict def. Tuskegee 5-3

1.  Miguel Cabral/Ryan Ross (TU) def. Kenny Bovain/Devongelo Crawford (BC)    8-1
2.  Kudzai Sithole/Miles Narnor (TU) def. Avery Coins/Jason Calloo (TU)        9-8 (8)
3.  Edward Cox/Gene Utsey (BC) def. Jeremy Shipp/Elijah Pugh (TU)        8-4

1.  Miguel Cabral (TU) def. Devongelo Crawford (BC)    6-0, 6-0
2.  Avery Coins (BC) def. Ryan ross (TU)            6-4, 6-0
3.  Jason Calloo (BC) def. Miles Narnor (TU)        6-1, 6-0
4.  Edward Cox (BC) def. Jabari Wesson (TU)        6(4), 6-4, 6-5(5)
5.  Kenny Bovan (BC) vs. Elijah Pugh (TU)        DNF
6.  Gene Utsey (BC) vs. Jeremy Shipp (TU)        6-4, 6-4

Day 2: Game #4
#1 Fort Valley State def. #4 Benedict 4-1

Fort Valley State dominated Benedict winning two of three doubles matches and winning three singles matches all in easy fashion.  In doubles play Desmond Watson and Drew Belk defeated Kenny Bovain and Devongelo Crawford 8-0 and Brandon Pringle and Kelvin Oliver defeated Edward Cox and Gene Utsey 8-1 to give FVSU a 2-0 lead.  Benedict's Avery Coins and Jason Calloo def. Tommy Williams and Carlos Vinas 9-7 to draw the Tigers closer heading into singles play 2-1.  In singles play Tommy Williams def. Devongelo Crawford 6-0, 6-2 to take the first victory for FVSU in the #1 spot.  Brandon Pringle def. Edward Cox 6-0, 6-1 in the #4 spot and Kelvin Oliver def. Gene Utsey 6-3, 6-4 in the #6 spot to give FVSU the victory and a place in the finals.  Benedict will move to the consolation game which will be played at 9am on Saturday.  The Finals matchup will be played at 12 pm.

Day 1:

Benedict defeated Stillman 5-2.

#4 Benedict                5
#5 Stillman                 2

2009 SIAC All Conference Tennis Team, Women

1st Team: Lauren Smith and Paola Lopez

Doubles Team: DeAndra Reasonover/Lauren Smith

2nd Team: DeAndra Reasonover

Doubles Team: Paola Lopez/Ayana Martin

2009 SIAC All Academic Team, Women

Paola Lopez, Sr., Biology, 4.00

Ayana Martin, Jr., Biology, 4.00

Samantha McGill, Sr., Biology, 3.97

Deandra Reasonover, So., Health, 3.82

Shani Jones, Sr., Child/Family Development, 3.78

2009 SIAC All Conference Tennis Team, Men

1st Team: Avery Coins

Doubles Team: Avery Coins/Jason Calloo

2nd Team: Jason Calloo

2009 SIAC All Academic Tennis Team, Men

Jason Calloo, Sr., Physics, 3.64

Avery Coins, So., Accounting, 3.35

Head Coach: Gary L. Taylor
Assistant Coach: Larry Scheper
Sports Information Director: Derrick Johnson
Athletic Director: Willie Washington
President: Dr. David H. Swinton

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