Women’s Tennis Gets Impressive Win Over Virginia State

Ty Abilla on her way to winning her singles match at Virginia State

Petersburg, VA: March 29, 2011- The University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Women's Tennis Team secured an impressive, 7-2, win over the Virginia State University Trojans on yesterday in Petersburg, Virginia. They opened the match with a 2-1 doubles win, and then went on to win five of the six singles matches. They improved to 6-9 for the season with this win.

 Head Tennis Coach T. Richard Mahaffey was pleased with his team's effort saying, "After a 9 day lay-off, they came back strong and played a solid match."   His numbers 1, 2, and 3 players won all of their matches, leading the way to the victory.

 Results

UDC - 7, Virginia State University - 2

 Doubles

1. Nunez/Vitkina def. Holmes/Spencer (VSU) 8-1 2. Nepivodova/Leon def. Hicks/Ingram (VSU) 8-0 3. McCray/Williams (VSU) def. Abilla/Nolan 8-5

 Singles

1. Jessica Nunez def. Amanda Spencer (VSU) 6-2, 6-1 2. Kristyna Nepivodova def. Keshia Holmes (VSU) 6-2, 6-0 3. Maria Vitkina def. Tamilia Hicks (VSU) 6-1, 6-1 4. Sofia Leon def. Lakevia Ingram (VSU) 6-1, 6-2 5. Ty Abilla def. Alexandria McCray (VSU) 6-4, 6-0 . Valencia Williams (VSU) def. Phantasia Nolan 6-2, 6-4

 The Firebirds return to the courts on April 2, against Coppin State University in Baltimore, Maryland.