Women’s Tennis Gets Impressive Win Over Virginia State

Ty Abilla on her way to winning her singles match at 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.