Men and Women Tennis Teams Win CIAA Championships
Men win 8th straight CIAA championship; Women capture 3rd
championship in 4 years
Teams receive academic award for highest GPA
April 25, 2012 – The
Shaw men's tennis team claimed it eighth straight CIAA Championship with a 5-0
win over Winston-Salem State in a match played on the tennis courts of Virginia
Both the number one and number
three doubles teams won their matches 8-1.
In the one slot, Charles Silva and Juan Sanchez downed Chris Jeter and
Creighton Jones, while number three doubles Artur Latypov and Andre Monti
topped Drew Dunzweiler and Calvin Brooks.
In number two doubles, Daniel
Vasquez and Gabriel Nicotra defeated Leandro Imaz and Nick John 8-4.
With the sweep in the doubles,
Shaw needed victory in only two of the singles matches to win the best-of-nine
Sanchez, in the number five
slot, recorded a 6-0, 6-0 win over Dunzweiler, while Monti cemented the victory
with a 6-0, 6-2 defeat of Brooks.
Latypov, the number one singles
player, was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament.
One year ago, Shaw number one
singles player Lolia Kienka watched as Winston-Salem State celebrated their
2011 women's tennis championship, Angry, she declared, "We will win it
This year, Kienka and her
teammates proved her right as they captured their third CIAA Women's Tennis
Championship in four years by defeating defending champion Winston-Salem State
5-0 in a match played on the campus of Virginia State.
In addition, both the men's and
women's tennis teams captured the Academic Award for having the highest team
GPA in each sport. Head tennis coach Sunday Enitan was also named CIAA Women's
Tennis Coach of the Year at the annual CIAA Spring Sports Award Ceremony.
Enitan led the Lady Bears to a
22-1 record overall, with their sole loss coming to Division I Charleston
Southern. Shaw finished the CIAA season
with a perfect 16-0 mark. Six of the
Lady Bears were named to the All-CIAA team.