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Lady Tigers fall in Third Place Game at the 2011 SIAC Tennis Championships

Day 3 (04/16/2011):

The Lady Tigers fought to the wire but came up short in the singles as Tuskegee University recovered from 2-1 in doubles play to win the third place trophy. The highlights of the matches were at the #1 and #2 doubles positions. The team of senior DeAndra Reasonover and sophomore Jessica Carswell kept their solid record to roll at 8-4 and Chloe Jean-Charles, partnering with India Cowell showed their strength and captured a 9-8 (7-2) win. In singles, the #1, 2 and 3 singles played their championship games but Reasonover, Jean-Charles, and Cowell came up on the losing side of the battles at (6-4, 2-6, 6-4), (5-7, 5-7) and (1-6, 4-6) respectively. Jessica Carswell won at the #4 singles 6-2, 6-2. At the #5 singles, Lovertiti Loving came up short at 6-1, 6-1.

Benedict 3 Tuskegee 5.

Accolades to the Benedict team at the 2011 SIAC Tennis Championships go out to DeAndra Reasonover for 1st Team SIAC, All-Tournament Singles and Doubles and Jessica Carswell for 1st Team Doubles.

The Lady Tigers end the season at 9-7 in the SIAC and 12-10 overall. The seniors are DeAndra Reasonover and Tiffany Bell.

The team will be losing its #1 female tennis star, DeAndra Reasonover who played at the #1 singles and doubles position and has been 1st Team SIAC All-Conference in each of her four years.

Returning will be rising senior Chloe Jean-Charles, 2nd Team All-Conference, and rising junior, Jessica Carswell, All-Conference and All- Academic Scholar.

India Cowell and Monique Hill will also be returning.


Day 2 (04/15/2011):

BC l. Fort Valley State University 4 - 5.

The No. 1 seed Fort Valley State University women's tennis team escaped with a 5-4 win over No. 4 Benedict College to advance to the Finals.

The teams split their six singles matches while Fort Valley won two of three doubles contests. The Lady Wildcats No. 2 duo of Yonelle Aromin and Chade Scott defeated Chloe Jean-Charles and India Cowell, 8-1. In the No. 3 position, Chantelle Chiles and Briana Pettiford defeated Tiffany Bell and Lovertiti Loving, 8-0. Benedict 's DeAndra Reasonover and Jessica Carswell won in the No. 1 position against Roberta Robinson and Chelsea Spear, 8-1.

Benedict won its three singles matches at the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 4 positions as Reasonover defeated Aromi (6-0, 6-2), Jean-Charles over Roberta Robinson in three sets (2-6, 7-5, 6-4) and Carswell over Pettiford (6-3, 6-1), respectively. Fort Valley's Scott topped Cowell in straight sets at the No. 3 position while Spear defeated Loving (6-0, 6-0). In the No. 6 position, Chiles knocked off Bell (6-0, 6-0).


Day 1 (04/14/2011):

Women:

BC d. Albany State University 5 - 3.

In women's action, the fourth seed Lady Tigers of Benedict College defeated the number five seed Lady Rams of Albany State University, 5-3.

The Lady Tigers doubles team of Deandra Reasonover and Jessica Carswell defeated Reanah Kellogg and Jasmine Williams, 8-1. Benedict's Chloe Jean-Charles and India Cowell defeated Dominique Lambert and Crystal Legrand, 8-2 while the Albany State University team of Brittany White and Jessica Edwards defeated Tiffany Bell and Lovertiti Loving, 8-1.

In singles play, Benedict's Reasonover beat Brittany White, 6-1, 6-2. Teammate Chloe Jean-Charles defeated Albany's Legrand, 6-2, 6-1 and Carswell bested Kellogg, 7-6, 6-8, 6-3.

Men:

BC l. Tuskegee University 4 - 5 (Eliminated).

In men's play, the fifth seed Golden Tigers of Tuskegee advanced with a 5-4 win over the fourth seed Tigers of Benedict College. In doubles play, the Benedict duo of Darreus Wheeler and Giovanni Plater defeated Elijah Bush and Arlon Williams, 8-4. Tuskegee countered with an 8-6 win by David Mohammad and Gabriel Byrd over the team of Avery Coins and Timothy Thornton. Benedict benefitted from a doubles forfeit by Tuskegee to take a 2-1 lead into singles play.

Tuskegee overcame the deficit in singles play with wins from David Mohammad over Avery Coins 3-6, 6-4, 6-2; Gabriel Byrd over Darreus Wheeler 6-2, 6-3; Arlon Williams over Timothy Thornton 3-6, 6-4, 6-0; and Bobby Williams over Edward Cox 6-3, 7-5.

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