Bulldogs historic season ends with semi-final loss to Johnson C. Smith, 5-0

BOWIE, Md. – Bowie State’s No. 3 women’s tennis capped off its season with a tough Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) semifinal loss, surrendering to Johnson C. Smith in a 5-0 decision on Friday, April 29 at the complex. VSU tennis court on the campus of Virginia State University.

The Bulldogs saw their eight-game winning streak shattered as Bowie State was unable to claim a doubles point against the Golden Bulls and wasted time in singles as JCSU would quickly sideline the game with four wins before that BSU cannot extend the game.

MATCH INFORMATION
Score:
Johnson C. Smith 5, Bowie State 0

Recordings: Bowie State (11-4), Johnson C Smith (11-9)

Location: Ettrick, Virginia (VSU Tennis Resort)

SIMPLE
1. MiSSICK, Shaytonya (JCSU) v GENTLE, Afruica (BSU) 6-4, unfinished
2. RAGINS, Kyndall (JCSU) vs. LOWERY, Kayla (BSU) Unfinished
3. MOYANA, Chengeto (JCSU) defeated. MASON, Aria (BSU) 6-0, 6-0
4. PROFETT-BROOKS,Taylo (JCSU) def. BYRON, Chipmunk (BSU) 6-1, 6-0
5. TURNER,Cierra (JCSU) def. RONE, Natalya (BSU) 6-1, 6-0
6. HEWITT,Sanaa (JCSU) def. TUCKER, Bianca (BSU) 6-0, 6-1

DOUBLE
1. MOYANA,Chengeto/PROFETT-BROOKS,Taylo (JCSU) v GENTLE,Afruica/LOWERY,Kayla (BSU) 5-1, unfinished
2. RAGINS, Kyndall/TURNER, Cierra (JCSU) def. MASON,Aria/BYRON,Chimie (BSU) 6-1
3. MiSSICK, Shaytonya/HEWITT, Sanaa (JCSU) def. TUCKER, Bianca/STEWART, Jatiya (BSU) 6-0

NOTABLES

  • The Bulldogs finished the 2022 season with an 11-4 overall record, setting a program record for most wins in a season while capturing the program’s first North Division title under the head coach. . Paul Brown.
  • BSU had won eight of the last nine games dating back to March 26.
  • The semi-final appearance was the Bulldogs’ first in program history behind CIAA Player of the Year in sweet africa (Georgetown, MD) and two other All-CIAA winners in Chipmunk Byrom (Upper Marlboro, MD) and Kayla Lowery (Cleveland, Ohio).
  • Bowie State had entered the CIAA tournament as the No. 3 seed, which marked BSU’s highest seed in the tournament’s “new format”.
  • The Bulldogs only lose one senior on this year’s roster, Bianca Tucker (Edgewood, MD).

JCSU qualifies for the championship game on Saturday, April 30 against defending champions Shaw.

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