Shaw Men's Tennis Advances For Try at "Eight-peat"
ETTRICK, Va. - The Shaw men's tennis team defeated Chowan 5-0 in semifinal action at the CIAA Championship Friday afternoon at the tennis courts on the campus of Virginia State. With the win, the seven-time CIAA champions earn the right to play for their eighth straight CIAA championship.
Number one seed Shaw took the second and third doubles with 8-0 and 8-1 results, respectively. The top doubles - Juan Sanchez and Charles Silva for the Bears and Danilo Galovic and Adam Moneypenny for the fourth-seeded Hawks – were locked in an even match. Silva and Sanchez eventually prevailed with a 9-8 win.
Needing only two singles wins for the trip to the championship, Shaw took the win quickly with both Silva and Sanchez recording 6-0, 6-0 wins over their opponents.
The reigning seven-time defending champion Bears will look to make it eight in a row when they face Winston-Salem at 11:00 Saturday morning at the tennis courts on the campus of Virginia State. (Note, this is an earlier time than previously published.)