Howard W Tennis Makes Strides Even In Setback

Howard University sophomore Emnet Simunyola earned her first singles collegiate victory against Delaware State x

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.

About Howard Athletics

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.

For more information, visit the Bison Athletics website at www.HUBison.com.

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