Albany State Tennis finishes 8th at HBCU Tennis Championship

The Albany State tennis team took part in and finished 8th the 2022 HBCU National Tennis Championship that were held September 15-18 in Atlanta, GA. Albany State’s Natalya Ogunwale and Asia Raulerson advanced to the Women’s B Doubles Championship where they were defected 6-1 by Xavier University of Louisiana’s duo of Tianna Dixon and McKenna Wheatley. Here is how the standings shook out: Women’s StandingsXavier University of Louisiana – 25North Carolina Central University – 22.5Alabama A&M University – 22Alabama State University – 21.5Florida A&M University – 21Shaw University – 16Tennessee State University…

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Albany State Tennis finishes 3rd in SIAC

Despite not winning the conference title this weekend, the team was able to defeat the Panthers of Clark-Atlanta University in the consolation at the SIAC Tournament, 5-2. Asia Raulerson, Bianca Leao, Carla Sorroche and Sumana Panauganti were all victorious in their singles matches. In doubles competition, Leao and Panauganti claimed their match 6-2 ; Doylisha Copeland and Allyah Williams were also victors, winning match by a 6-2 count as well. With the win the Golden Rams complete the 2022 season with an 18-6 record.

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Albany State comes up short in SIAC Semis

The Albany State tennis team will not be playing for a shot at the conference title, as they were defeated in their semi-final match with the Tigers of Savannah State, 5-2. In singles competition, Bianca Leao and Sumana Panauganti claimed victory in their matches, while in doubles play, Leao and Panaugouti won their match, (6-3). Up next for the now 17-6 Golden Rams is the consolation game against Clark-Atlanta. That and the title match between no.1 Benedict and no.3 Savannah State are both scheduled for 10 AM EST.

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Albany State tennis to hit the road for SIAC Tournament

This weekend the Albany State tennis team is heading to Peachtree City, GA for the SIAC Tennins Tournament April 9-10. Only the the top 4 teams in the SIAC are eligible to compete. Here are the competing squads: NO.1 Seed Benedict College ,13-6 (12-1 SIAC) No. 2 Seed Albany State 17-5 ( 12-3, SIAC) No.3 Savannah State 13-5 ( 11-3, SIAC) No.4 Clark-Atlanta University, 11-13 ( 11-5, SIAC) The Championship match will happen at 10:00 am, Sunday April 10.

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Albany State Track has standouts at Emory Spring Break Classic

Courtesy of Dr. Earnest Brown, Albany State Athletics The Golden Rams Track & Field teams competed in the Emory Spring Break Classic on March 18-19 at Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia. The Golden Rams women finished 10th with a team score of 31.50 while the men finished 7th with a score of 50.  Several athletes posted personal records in the 400m hurdles, 3000m SC and the 5000. Sydney Blackburn won 1st place in the women’s discus throw, improving on her D II national mark. Isaiah McCray finished in the top spot in the men’s triple jump with…

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Albany State tennis gets win over Georgia Southwestern

Wednesday the Albany State University women’s tennis team were victorious over the Hurricanes of Georgia Southwestern 5-2. In singles competition, Bianca Leao got it done in straight sets (6-4, 6-4).  Sumana Panauganti won (6-1, 6-0), while Allyah Williams and Carla Sorroche were even more dominant in their matches, both winning (6-0, 6-0). Doubles saw the ASU pairings of  Asia Raulerson & Carla Sorroche and Bianca Leao & Sumana Panauganti both winning their respective matches 6-0. Next up for the Albany State women’s tennis team is a trip to Mobile, AL on March 24 for the Conference Round-Up.

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SIAC announces Week 1 Tennis honourees

Courtesy of the SIAC Gabrielle Benn (Savannah State) was named Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Women’s Tennis Player of the Week, while Fergus O’Rourke (Spring Hill)earned Men’s Tennis Player of the Week, released by the league office on Wednesday. Women’s Tennis PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Gabrielle Benn, Savannah State 5’6 |  Junior |  Kingston, VC Savannah State newcomer Gabrielle Benn is 6-1 this season in the first court for Savannah State. This week, she picked up a big win over Drew University’s Melina Christodoulou in straight sets, 6-2 and 6-1. She also went undefeated in singles…

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Albany State tennis sweeps Fort Valley State

The Albany State tennis team took care of business , 7-0, Saturday against the Wildcats of Fort Valley State. In singles competition Doylisha Copeland, Allyah Williams, Asia Raulerson, Sumana Panauganti, Carla Sorroche all claimed victory in their respective matches. In doubles play, Copeland and Williams won their match 6-0, while Bianca Leao and Sumana Panauganti were almost as dominant, winning their match 6-1. Raulerson and Sorroche were also victorious in their match, taking it 6-4. The Golden Rams move to 11-1 on the season and will travel to Hilton Head,…

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SIAC Tennis Round goes well for Albany State

Courtesy of Albany State University Athletics The Golden Rams tennis team went 7-0 in the Conference Round-Up on February 24-26, 2022.  The Golden Rams are now 10-1 on the season. On Day #1, the Golden Rams went 3-0 as they defeated Spring Hill College (4-3), Benedict College (4-3) and Lane (7-0).  The Golden Rams had another successful day competing in the Conference Round Up on Friday, February 25, in Atlanta, Georgia.  The Golden Rams defeated LeMoyne-Owen (6-0) and Tuskegee (6-0).  On Day #3, the Golden Rams defeated Savannah State (4-2) and Clark-Atlanta (4-0). The…

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Albany State Tennis gets two wins

The Albany State tennis team moved to 2-0 after wins over Central Alabama Community College and Huntington College in their season’s first competition. Game 1 saw ASU defeat CACC 7-2. In singles matches, Asia Raulerson, Bianca Leao, Carla Sorroche, Allyah Williams and Sumana Panauganti were all victorious, while tandems Bianca Leao & Allyah Williams and Sumana Panauganti & Carla Sorroche got wins in doubles. Game 2, Albany State swept Huntington College 9-0. Asia Raulerson, Doylisha Copeland, Bianca Leao, Carla Sorroche, Allyah Williams and Sumana Panauganti were all victorious in singles competition. The teams of Asia Raulerson & Carla Sorroche, Doylisha Copeland & Allyah Williams, and Sumana Panauganti & Bianca Leao all got wins in doubles. Up next for the…

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