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Benedict Tigers Tennis Teams (Women & Men) compete in SIAC Tennis Classic in Memphis, TN

March 26 - 28, 2010

The Tennis teams made a long weekend of matches with the women closing and closing in at 4-1 and the men's team going 3-2. Matches began Saturday at 8:00 A.M. as the Tiger Men and Women, after 4 hours off the bus to Memphis, faced Lane College. The squads showed their stamina as they both opened with 5-0 wins.

At 10:30 the teams took on Tuskegee University. The Ladies fell short 5-4, in a match that deserves a rematch. On the Men's side, a tough opening win by Avery Coins and a match deciding tie-breaker win by Edward Cox lifted the Tigers to a 5-4 win over Tuskegee.

In the third match of the day, the squads faced Fort Valley State. For the women, the Lady Tigers rolled to a 5-1 win. The doubles team of DeAndra Reasonover and Jessica Carswell took a solid win 8-6 at #1 doubles to set the pace with the #2 team of Chloe Jean-Charles and India Cowell rolling to an 8-1 win. Chloe Jean-Charles, Jessica Carswell and Tiffany Bell won their singles to close out the match. The Men fell to the defending champs of Fort Valley State 5-0.

In Sunday's matches the Tiger men and women took on Stillman College. The Lady Tigers played a very good clinching match holding off Stillman with a 5-4 victory. Strong play came at the #2 doubles and the #2 and #3 singles that put the Lady Tigers over the top. The men took a tough lost to Stillman 5-0.

The SIAC Conference Round-Up finished with Benedict Facing host LeMoyne-Ownes College. Both teams took 5-0 wins, as Mary Hill clinched the point win for the Lady Tigers at #5 singles and Devongelo Crawford winning the clinching win 6-1, 6-4 at #3 singles.

Benedict College Women's Tennis Record: 6-2 Conference 10-5 Overall
Benedict College Men's Tennis Record: 5-4 Conference 5-7 Overall

Benedict College Women's Tennis Results:

Benedict 5 Lane College 0
Women Singles
DeAndra Reasonover (Ben) def. K. Johnson (L) 6-0, 6-0
Mary Hill (Ben) def. S. McKight (L) 6-2, 6-0
D. Reasonover/J. Carswell (Ben) def. K. Johnson/N. Webb (L) 8-0
C. Jean-Charles/I. Cowell (Ben) def. K. Corley/A.Macklin (L) 8-1
M. Hill/T. Bell (Ben) def. S. McKnight/T. Miller (L) 8-0

Benedict College 4 Tuskegee 5
Women's Singles
DeAndra Reasonover (Ben) lost to Shakira Knight(Tusk) 6-4, 6-3
Chloe Jean-Charles (Ben) def. Constanza Aranda (Tusk) 4-3, ret.
Jessica Carswell (Ben) lost to Sunny Willoughby (Tusk) 6-2, 6-4
India Cowell (Ben) lost to Jasmine Scott 6-3,6-2
Reasonover/Carswell (Ben) lost to Knight/Aranda (Tusk) 8-4
Jeam-Charles/Cowell (Ben) lost to Willoughby/Scott (Tusk) 8-3
Benedict won #5 and #6 singles and #3 doubles by forfiet

Benedict College 5 Fort Valley 1
Women's Singles
Roberta Robinson (FV) def. DeAndra Reasonover (Ben) 6-1, 6-0
Chloe Jean Charles (Ben) def. B. Pettiford (FV) 6-0, ret.
Jessica Carswell (Ben) def. M. Opata (FV) 6-0, 6-0
Tiffany Bell (Ben) def. K. Grant (FV) 6-2, 6-0
D. Reasonover/J. Carswell def. R. Robinson/C. Spear 8-6
C. Jean-Charles/India Cowell def. B. Pettiford K. Grant 8-1

Benedict College 5 Stillman 4
Women's Singles
DeAndra Reasonover def. Olivia Hall 6-0, 6-0
Chloe Jean-Charles def. W. Horner 7-5, 6-2
Jessica Carswell def. LaKisha Andry 6-4, 7-5
India Cowell lost to Joyce Lewis 6-1,6-0
Mary Hill lost to Andrea McCorvey 6-2, 6-2
Tiffany Hill lost to Lauren Thomas 6-0, 6-1
D. Reasonover/J. Carswell def. W. Horner 8-3
C. Jean-Charles/I. Cowell def. L. Andry 8-6
M. Hall/T. Bell lost to O. Hall/A. McCovery 8-0

Benedict College 5 LeMoyne-Owen 0
Women's Singles
Mary Hill def. Ryan Heard 6-0, 6-3
Tiffany Hill def. default 6-0, 6-0
D. Reasonover/J. Carswell def. B. Pierce/S. Carthen 8-5
C. Jean-Charles/India Cowell def. T. Mitchem 8-1
T. Bell/M. Hill def. default 8-0

Benedict College Men's Tennis Results:

Benedict College 7 Lane College 0
Trevor Lawson def. N. Jones 6-0, 6-0
DeMonte Oliver def. R. Singleton 6-0, 6-0
Avery Coins def. J. Greene 6-0, 6-0
Edward Cox def. D.Boyd 6-0, 6-0
A. Coins/ E. Cox (Ben) def. R. Singleton/P. Ancar 8-0
D. Crawford/D. Greene (Ben) def. J. Greene/D. Boyd 8-1
T. Lawson/D. Oliver (Ben) def. T. Atkins/N. Jones 8-1

Benedict 5 Tuskegee 4
Avery Coins (Ben) def. David Mohammed 6-4, 6-4
Edward Cox (Ben def. Miles Narmer 3-6, 6-4, 10-6
Devongelo Crawford (Ben) lost to Marko Jajdic 6-3, 6-3
Dominique Greene (Ben) lost to Elijah Pugh 6-3, 6-1
Trevor Lawson (Ben) def. default 6-0, 6-0
DeMonte Oliver (Ben) drf. default 6-0, 6-0
A. Coins/E. Cox (Ben) lost to Kudzai Sithole/Niles Narmer 8-5
D. Crawford/D. Greene (Ben) lost to D. Mohammed/Marko Jajedk 8-1
T. Lawson/D. Oliver (Ben) def. Default 8-0

Benedict 0 Fort Valley 5
Trevor Lawson lost to T. Williams 6-1, 6-0
DeMonte Oliver lost to D. White 6-0, 6-0
A. Coins/E. Cox lost to D. Belk/B. Pringle 9-7
T. Lawson/D. Crawford lost to T. Williams/K. Thornton 8-1
D. Greene/D. Oliver lost to K. Oliver/D.White 8-0

Benedict 0 Stillman 5
Avery Coins lost to I. Irazabel 6-3, 6-3
Edward Cox lost to A. Hrjnic 6-2, 6-0
Devongelo Crawford lost to F. Farias 6-0, 6-1
Dominique Greene lost to J. Fraias 6-0, 6-0
A. Coins/E. Cox lost to I. Irazabal/F. Farias 8-2
D. Crawford/D Greene lost to A. Hrjnic/J. Farias 8-0
T. Lawson/D. Oliver lost to B. Walker/J. Wilbourn 8-4

Benedict 5 LeMoyne-Owens 0
Devongelo Crawford def. Calvin Stoudemire 6-1, 6-4
DeMonte Oliver def. default 6-0, 6-0
A. Coins/E. Cox def. G. Hill/D. Mullins 8-5
D. Crawford/D. Green def. C Stoudemire/J. Branch 8-4
T. Lawson/D. Oliver def. default 8-0

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