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Southern Defends Crown, Wins Fifth Consecutive Title

Courtesy: SWAC.org
Release: 04/27/2014
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NEW ORLEANS, La. - Darnesha Moore defeated Akshatha Ananth to hand Southern the 2014 Southwestern Athletic Conference Tennis Championship with a 4-1 win over Jackson State on Sunday at City Park / Pepsi Tennis Center.

Moore earned tournament MVP after capturing the win at the No. 4 singles position winning, 6-3, 6-1. Her victory sealed SU's (10-8) fifth consecutive women's tennis conference tournament crown.

The Lady Jaguars opened the match 1-0 after D. Moore and Gabrielle Moore, along with, Camara Davis and Morgan Taylor, took 8-3 wins at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. 
Soon after, Laura Syori (No. 1) and Kendall Bunch (No.5) took their matches in two sets to help pull out the victory.

JSU (9-14) plugged in its only win for the match behind Kessica Jayapalan's 6-4, 6-1, win over Davis in No. 6 singles.

The Lady Jaguars are now winners of 13 titles and the first team to win five-in-a-row.

LIVE RESULTS
DOUBLES
COURT NO. #2 Southern (4) def. #1 Jackson State (1) RESULTS FINISH
1 1 Ananth / Condorelli (JSU) vs. Bunch / Syori (SU)  DNF  
2 2 D. Moore / G. Moore (SU) def. Zviahintseva / Angermann (JSU)  8-3   
3 3 Davis / Taylor (SU) def. Adewumi / Jayalapan (JSU) 8-3  

SINGLES
COURT NO. #2 Southern (4) def. #1 Jackson State (1) RESULTS FINISH
1 1 Laura Syori (SU) def. Angie Condorelli (JSU)  6-2, 6-2 
2 2 Ana Zviahintseva  (JSU) vs. Gabrielle Moore (SU)  DNF  
3 3 Darnesha Moore (SU) vs. Akshatha Ananth (JSU) 6-3, 6-1 
4 4 Harshini Reddy (JSU) vs. Morgan Taylor (SU) DNF   
5 5 Kendall Bunch (SU) def. Julia Angermann (JSU) 6-2, 6-4 
6 6 Kessica Jayapalan (JSU) def. Camera Davis (SU) 6-4, 6-1 

2014 SWAC WOMEN'S TENNIS ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Darnesha Moore - Southern
Gabrielle Moore - Southern
Morgan Taylor - Southern
Julia Angermann - Jackson State
Ana Zviahintseve - Jackson State
Kersten Vanum - Alcorn State
TOURNAMENT MVP
Darnesha Moore - Southern
COACH OF THE YEAR
Jeff Conyers - Southern

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