Southern Claims Third Straight SWAC Title
ALEXANDRIA, LA - Southern University continued to dominate SWAC women's tennis, claiming their third consecutive title with a 4-0 win over Alcorn State in the finals of the SWAC Women's Tennis Championship on Sunday. With the win, Southern earns the automatic bid the NCAA tournament May 17-28.
Southern head coach Jeff Conyers earned SWAC Women's Coach of the Year honors. Senior No. 1 Carlista Mohammed (SU) was named tournament MVP. Joining Mohammed on the All-Tournament team was Gabrielle Moore and Lois Alexis from Southern, Keti MeBuke from Alcorn State, Monica Arcos from Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Brittany Harrell from Prairie View.
Carlista Mohammed/Gabrielle Moore (SU) def Kersten Vanem/Victoria Kozachuk 8-3
Camara Davis/Morgan Taylor (SU) def. Daria Rudd/Chan Rutherford 8-6
Arielle Buchmann/Keti Mebuke vs. Lois Alexis/Demetria Woods DNF
Carlista Mohammed (SU) def. Kersten Vanem 6-2, 6-2
Keti Mebuke (ALCN) vs. Demetria Woods (SU) DNF
Gabrielle Moore (SU) def. Victoria Kozachuk 7-5, 6-0
Lois Alexis (SU) def. Merlin Tipp (ALCN) 6-2, 6-0
Arielle Buchmann (ALCN) vs. Morgan Taylor (SU) DNF
Daria Rudd (ALCN) vs. Camara Davis (SU) DNF