DOVER, Del. – Howard University women’s tennis team dropped another tough Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) contest on the road at Delaware State (DSU), 2-5.
Despite the setback, HU (0-3, 0-2 MEAC) continues to make strides as a team.
In singles competition, junior Kendall Addison (Charlotte, N.C.) and sophomore Emnet Simunyola (Lorton, Va. and pictured above) each won their respective matches.
After falling in a tough three-set contest the day before (April 2), Addison rebounded to defeat DSU’s Cassandra Boltman in a hard fought three-set match (6-3, 2-6, 6-2). For Simunyola, the Virginia native secured her first collegiate singles victory over Delaware State’s Anastasia Belkina in straight sets (6-1, 7-5).
In doubles play, Simunyola and fellow classmate Alexandra Blackwell (Austin, Texas) took down the Lady Hornets’ Iris Leder and Daria Julia, 6-4.
On April 16-17, both teams travel up the Beltway to meet Loyola (Md.) and conference foe Coppin State. Friday’s contest (April 16) versus the Greyhounds start at 3 p.m., followed by a 2 p.m. match time for Saturday’s (April 17) clash with the Eagles.
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The Howard University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics sponsors 21 NCAA Division I men and women varsity sports. The programs represent five conferences: the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), Northeast Conference (NEC), Sun Belt Conference (SBC), Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and Atlantic Sun (ASUN) Conference.
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