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NC A&T Women’s Tennis Pick Up Two wins in Day 2 of Wake Forest Invitational

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Day 2 Draw Sheet

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.- The NC A&T Women’s tennis team completed day two of the Wake Forest Invitational on Saturday.
Day 2 yielded a few more victories than day 1 of for the Aggie women. Alexxus Morgan won the only singles match 6-4 6-4 over her opponent. The Doubles team of Scott and Colbert won the doubles match in close win 8-7. Kayla Jefferson lost a close singles match in three sets after taking the first set drop a close 2nd set 7-6 (10) and finally subcombing to her opponent 6-3 in the final Set.

Day 2 Highlights

Round 3 Doubles
B Doubles Scott/Colbert (NCA&T) Def Cappanolo/Zaytoun (NC St) 8-7 (4)
C Doubles Sandy/Cumpa (WVSU) Def Hilton/Powell (NCA&T) 8-5
D Doubles Chambers/Johnson (WVSU) Def Smith/Goodridge (NCA&T) 8-5

Round 2 Singles

B Singles: Steph Falcon (UNCG) Def Kenya Colbert (NCA&T) 6-1 6-0
D Singles: Faith Atiso (ODU) Def Jayla Scott (NCA&T) W/O
E Singles: Nona Ruppert (USC Upst.) Def Nadia Hilton (NCA&T) 6-3 6-4
F Singles: Sarah King (App) Def Khalia Powell (NCA&T) 6-2-7-5
G Singles: Alexxus Morgan (NCA&T) Def Lauren Chambers (WVSU) 6-4 6-4
H Singles: Christine Johnson (WVSU) Def Kayla Jefferson (NCA&T) 2-6, 7-6 (10), 6-3

The Sunday at the Wake Forest Invitational. Play will begin at 9 a.m. with one round of doubles play, including the championship matches, followed by the same format for singles play.

NC A&T Women’s Tennis Off To Slow Start Day 1 of Wake Forest Invitational

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Day 1 Results Draw

Day 1 of Wake Forest Invitational

The NC A&T women’s tennis team opened play on Friday at the Wake Forest Invitational with two rounds of doubles and one round of singles play. The only win coming from Khalia Powell Freshman defeating Kristine Rojo of Navy in three sets. Nadia Hilton had a close match a well. B Doubles  Scott/Colbert needed a tie break to determine the winner.

Day 1 Results

Round 1 Doubles
B Doubles:
Boys/Salas(Rich) def Scott/Colbert(NCA&T) 8-1
C Doubles:
Keller/Palvlansky(Navy) def Hilton/Powell(NCA&T) 8-3
D Doubles:
Hernandez/Channel (Navy) def Smith/Goodridge (NCA&T) 8-3
Round 2 Doubles
B Doubles:
Armellino/Wreder(App) def Scott/Colbert(NCA&T) 8-7(1)
C Doubles:
Rosales/Williams(Rich) def Hilton/Powell 8-0
D Doubles:
Perez/Bodner(UNCC) def Smith Goodridge (NCA&T) 8-1

Round 1 Singles
B Singles: Ashley Dean (Stet) Def Kenya Colbert (NCA&T) 6-1 6-2
D Singles: Corinne Blythe (UNCG) Def Kayla Scott (NCA&T) 6-0 6-1
E Singles: Charlotte Sandy (WVSU) Def Nadia Hilton (NCA&T) 7-5 6-2
F Singles: Khalia Powell (NCA&T) Def Kristine Rojo (Navy) 3-6 6-3 6-2
G Singles: Brianna Bodner (UNCC) Def Alexxus Bates (NCA&T) 6-0 6-0
H Singles: Marissa Anthony (App) Def Kayla Jefferson (NCA&T) 6-2 6-0

Up Next
The squad will continue play at the Wake Forest Invitational from the Wake Forest Tennis Complex. Competition will begin at 9 a.m. with one round of doubles play, followed by a round of singles play and the semifinal singles matches on Saturday.

Coach Bruce Myers Leaves NC A&T Tennis High and Dry

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Coach Bruce Myers exhibits a lack of Professional behavior

After less than a year and only three weeks as NC A&T head coach for 2014-15 season Bruce Myers resigns his post.  This was a shock for NC A&T players because Myers did not give the teams or University officials  any notice.  He basically left a letter and keys. “This guy is a bum”  Said one tennis player’s parent. You wonder if Myers was just using his position with NC A&T as a step up the tennis coaching ladder.  This was his 2nd head coaching job and prior to that he was the Head coach of Randolph-Macon a small college in Virginia where he only stayed one year after being named the first full-time head coach in the schools history.

After getting National recognition by Tennis Recruiting for his recruiting class this year all of the players were abandoned as he took a new position as Head coach for Longwood University located in Virginia. Myers left the team one week before their first match at Elon Invitational and 2 weeks before the HBCU Tournament. Parents who met Myers said that he gave no indication that he was unhappy or looking to make a change.  The players are basically in shock as he did not explain or disclose to them that he was leaving.  “Hopefully Longwood will not be the recipient of this erratic and unprofessional behavior exhibited by Myers ” Said a tennis player’s parent.

NC A&T is now searching for an interim to fill Myers spot and will begin searching for a permanent coach in the spring.

Good luck NC A&T on the search for a new more competent coach.