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Benedict Lady Tigers vs. Fayettsville State

February 10, 2009

The Lady Tigers of Benedict College hosted the Fayetteville State Bronco's Tuesday and showed great focus in their season opening Div 2 match by stopping the CIAA conference finalist 8-1. In the doubles at #1 DeAndra Reasonover and Paola Lopez won 8-5. Samantha McGill and Shani Jones won at 8-5 in their first play at the #2 position and Lauren Smith and Ayana Martin showed their strength at #3 as they powered their way to an 8-0 victory. In the individual matches the Lady Tigers played very tough. Paola Lopez and Lauren Smith cruised to wins at the #2 and #3 positions 6-1, 6-2 and 6-1, 6-1 respectably. Shani Jones at #5 made a statement with a 6-0,6-0 win and at the #4 and #6 positions Ayana Martin had had to make tougher adjustments but steadied their games to pull out 7-6(7-3), 6-1 and 6-1,6-4 victories. At the #1 position another great match was played as 2008 SIAC 1st Team All Conference and Freshman of the Year DeAndra Reasonover fell to 2 time CIAA Player of the Year senior Inez Nieves 6-2, 6-4 which exhibited show time shot selection and power by two of the better all-around HBCU players.

Singles:

#1 Inez Nieves (FS) def. DeAndra Reasonover (BC) 6-2, 6-4
#2 Paola Lopez (BC) def. Kristan Tabassi (FS) 6-1, 6-2
#3 Lauren Smith (BC) def. Samantha Meeks (FS) 6-1, 6-1
#4 Ayana Martin (BC) def. Chekimbrell Jefferson (FS) 7-6 (7-3), 6-1
#5 Shani Jones (BC) def. Lindsey Dean (FS) 6-0, 6-0
#6 Samantha McGill (BC) def. Amber Mitchell (FS) 6-1, 6-4
#7 Exhibition Mary Hill (BC) def. Fatimah Patterson (FS) 6-2, 6-2

Doubles:

Reasonover/Lopez (BC) def.meeks/Jefferson (FS) 8-4
McGill/Jones (BC) def. Meeks/Jefferson (FS) 8-5
Smith/Martin (BC) def. Dean/Mitchell (FS) 8-0

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