Women’s Tennis Defeats Rival Coppin State, 4-1

BALTIMORE, Md. (April 16, 2022) – Morgan State wrapped up the 2022 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) regular season with a 4-1 victory over Crosstown rival Coppin State on Saturday. The match was shortened by rain.

Doubles (2,3,1)

Morgan State would win two of the three singles matches to earn the doubles point. Averiana Mitchell and Stefania Moysiadi won their number 2 doubles match over Coppin’s duo of Kristina Georgieva and Lucia Placidi, 6-3.

Anabel Aran and Hannah Smith recorded a number 2 doubles victory over Cristy Turner and Mackenzie Jones of Coppin State, 6-3 to claim the doubles point and take a 1-0 lead.

Morgan State’s No. 1 team of Nolwenn Cardoso and Asmara Rose fell to Iva Jankovic and Megan Etienne, 6-4.

Singles (3,4,2,1)

Morgan State increased its lead to 3-0, followed by Wins by Cardoso at no. 3 singles and Aran at No. 4. Cardoso defeated Placidi 6-1, 6-1 and Aran defeated Turner 6-2, 6-0.

The Lady Bears secured the win when Smith defeated Georgieva 6-4, 6-2 in. 2 singles contest to put The Lady Bears up 4-0.

Coppin State’s lone singles victory came at No. 1 spot, where Jankovic beat Mitchell 7-5, 6-1.

The match would have been stopped by rain before. 5 and No. 6 singles contests were finished. Rose was leading Etienne at 6-4. Jones at No. 5 and Moysiadi led 6-2, 3-0. 6 at the time of the stoppage.

“It feels good that both my team and I won,” said Smith. “We’re going to feel confident in the MEACs.”

Next Up

Morgan State will conclude the regular season on Sunday, April 17 when it hosts a non-conference match for local foe Johns Hopkins at 1 pm at the MSU Tennis Courts.

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