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SIAC Tennis Round-Up #2
(April 2 - 3, 2009 in Memphis, TN)

Men's Tennis Team survives in the 2nd SIAC Round-Up on April 3rd thru 5th 2009

Benedict Men's Tennis pulls 4th Place for good opening round match-up in SIAC Championship Tennis tournament.

The Tigers started weekend with a win over Le Moyne-Owens College. Avery Coins won at #1 singles 6-3, 6-3 and Jason Calloo prevailed over Jihad Sharif 7-6(7-2), 7-5. Edward Cox and Gene Utsey won at #2 doubles 8-4 and Avery Coins and Jason Calloo won at #1 doubles 8-2 to set a 5-0 victory. At 11:00 the Tigers took on Stillman College. Coins and Calloo took the first doubles 8-0 and the team of Kenny Bovain and Devongelo Crawford won at #3 doubles 8-4. Cox and Utsey fell short 8-6 at #2. In singles Avery Coins and Jason Calloo won at #1 and #2 doubles 6-0, 6-0 and 6-1, 6-0 respectively to put up the points. Kenny Bovain closed the match out with a 6-2, 7-5 win at #4 singles for a 6-0 Benedict Tiger win. The team next faced a strong Morehouse College team. Morehouse took the first three doubles, 8-3, 8-1 and 8-0. Edward Cox and Kenny Bovain came up short at #3 and 4 singles as the Atlanta squad took the win at 5-0.

Saturday's matches started with a win at Lane College as they gained victories in all three of the doubles and two singles for a 5-0 victory. In the second match Benedict matched against Tuskegee Institute. Edward Cox and Gene Utsey won at #3 doubles 9-8(7-5), but Tuskegee took the #1and #2 doubles at 8-3 and 8-1. The defending champs powered through the singles as Coins, Calloo and Bovain loss in straight sets. Fort Valley was the final match of the day. Coins and Calloo lost a close match at #3 doubles 9-8(7-4). Cox and Utsey and the team of Bovain and Crawford also lost in the opening doubles. Crawford, Cox and Bovain came up short in the singles as the Tigers fell 5-0.

On Sunday, makeup matches from the 1st Roundup was played. The Tigers won against Le Owens 5-0. Coins and Calloo took the #1 doubles 8-6 and the teams of Edward Cox and Gene Utsey and Kenny Bovain and Devongelo Crawford powered through to 8-2 and 8-2 wins to wrap up the match. The Tigers closed out the round-up with a 5-0 win over Stillman College. Benedict's Men's Tennis Team ended the weekend at 5-3.

Box Scores:

Benedict 6 LeMoyne-Owens 0
Doubles:
Avery Coins/Jason Calloo  def. S. Storr/T. Anderson  8-2
Edward Cox/Gene Utsey  def. J. Sharif/J. Herd   8-4
Kenny Bovain/Devongelo Crawford def. walk over   8-0
Singles:
Avery Coins  def.  Sergio Storr  6-3, 6-3
Jason Calloo  def.  Jihad Sharif  7-6(7-2). 7-5
Gene Utsey  def.  Maurice Mickens 6-0, 6-0

Benedict 5 Stillman 1
Coins/Calloo  def.  C. Shepherd/B. Walker  8-0
Cox/Utsey  loss to  Anes Hrjnic/K Alkingbade 6-8
Bovain/Crawford def.  Walker/Wilbourne  8-4
Singles:
Avery Coins  def.  Anes HrJnic   6-0, 6-0
Jason Calloo  def.  Bryan Walker   6-1, 6-0
Kenny Bovain  def.  Thomas Walker   6-2, 7-5

Benedict 0 Morehouse   5
Doubles:
Coins/Calloo  loss to   Martin/Seagle   8-3
Cox/Utsey  loss to  Oliver/Caruthers  8-1
Bovain/Crawford loss to  Ecung/Steward   8-0
Singles:
Edward Cox  loss to  John Oliver   6-2, 6-3
Kenny Bovain  loss to  Michael Thomas  6-1, 6-0

Benedict 5 Lane College 0
Doubles:
Coins/Calloo  def.  Woods/Frierson  8-0
Cox/Utsey  def.  Isom/Satterfield  8-0
Bovain/Crawford def.  forfeit    8-0
Singles:
Avery Coins  def.  Frierson   8-0
Jason Calloo  def.  Isom    8-0
Kenny Bovain  def.  Wood    6-1, 6-2

Benedict 1 Tuskegee 5
Doubles:
Coins/Calloo  loss to  M. Cabral/R. Ross  8-3
Bovain/Grawford loss to  M. Narnor/K. Sithole  8-1
Cox/Utsey  def.  Shipp/Wesson   9-8(7-5)
Singles:
Avery Coins  loss to  M. Cabral   6-2, 6-2
Jason Calloo  loss to   K. Sithole   6-2, 6-1
Kenny Bovain  loss to   M. Narmor   6-2, 6-0

Benedict 0 Fort Valley State 5
Doubles:
Bovain/Crawford loss to  Watson/Belk   8-1
Coins/Calloo  loss to  Pringle/Oliver   9-8(7-4)
Cox/Utsey  loss to  Williams/Vinas   8-4
Singles:
Devongelo Crawford loss to  T. Williams   6-1, 6-1
Edward Cox  loss to  C.Vinas    6-2, 6-3
Kenny Bovain  loss to  D. Belk    6-1, 6-2

Benedict 5 LeMoyne 0
Doubles:
Coins/Calloo  def.  Storr/Anderson   8-6
Cox/Utsey  def.  Sharif/Herd   8-5
Crawford/Bovain def.  default    8-0
Singles:
Avery Coins  def.  Sergio Storr   8-4
Jason Calloo  def.  Jihad Sharif   8-5

Benedict 5 Stillman 0
Doubles:
Coins/Calloo  def.  Shepherd/Walker  8-0
Cox/Utsey  def.  Hrjnic/Akingbade  8-0
Crawford/Bovain def.  Walker/Wilbourne  8-0
Singles:
Avery Coins  def.  Anes Hrjnic   8-0
Jason Calloo  def.  Bryan Walker   8-0

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