W. Tennis Edged By ODU in 2012 Opener
The women's tennis team opened the Spring 2012 campaign with a close loss, 4-3 to Old Dominion Saturday in Norfolk, Virginia. The Lady Bison who are picked to win MEAC North had wins at 2, 3 and 6 singles. Sophomore All Conference, Katelyn Stokes collected the first point at number 2 singles beating ODU's Juliana Pire 6-3, 6-4, followed by a win at 3 singles by sophomore Brooke Hawthorne over Melissa Esnal Olbuin 6-4, 6-1, the Howard scoring was rounded out with a win at 6 single when senior Anne Akhimien defeated Faith Atiso in a hard fought three setter, 6-2, 5-7,6-4.
The Lady Bison are in action again Tuesday January 24, 2012 at 1:00pm against the University of Maryland at the College Park Tennis Center.
ODU 4 Howard 3
1. Ivanova/Esnal Olguin (ODU) over Stokes/Morgan (HU) 8-0
2. Mitrovska/Khmolovska (ODU) over Johnson/Ahkimen (HU) 8-4
3. Pires/Atiso (ODU) over Brown/Hawkins (HU) 8-0
1. Diana Ivanova (ODU) over Brittany Morgan (HU) 6-4, 0-6, 6-1
2. Katelyn Stokes (HU) over Juliana Pires (ODU) 6-3, 6-4
3. Brooke Hawthorne (HU) over Melissa Esnal Olguin (ODU) 6-4, 6-1
4. Aleksandra Mitrovska (ODU) over Michelle Brown (HU) 6-4, 6-1
5. Nika Khmolovska (ODU) over Talia Johnson (HU) 6-4, 6-4
6. Anne Ahkimen (HU) over Faith Atiso (ODU) 6-2, 5-7, 6-4