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Johnson C. Smith University Women Team News
J.C. Smith nips Fayetteville State 5-4
Thursday, 03/12/2009

The Golden Bulls of Johnson C. Smith University nipped Fayetteville State 5-4 on the road for their first win over the Broncos since March 16, 2002 .

The Bulls ( 1-1, 2-1 ,4-9) previously had won 6-3,5-4 in a 2002 doubleheader but then the drought began.

Thursday's action began with Cameron Chatman and Jae Hargett (Bulls) beating Ines Nieves and Kristen Talpassi number one doubles. Then Rolanda Sue and Brittany Laws lost a close one , 8-5, to Chekimbell Jefferson and Samantha Meeks at number two. The Bulls forfeited number three doubles to fall behind Fayetteville 2-1.

But things got serious in singles with the Bulls taking four of six singles scheduled. Chatman beat Nieves 6-2, 6-0 at one, Hargett beat Talpassi  6-0,7-6 (8-6) at two.  This was followed by Laws beating Meeks at three 6-2,6-3. The Bulls finally subcumbed with Jefferson beating Melissa Shuler at number four 6-3,6-1

That set the stage for RSue to clinch the match with a three set win over Amber Mitchell 3-6,6-2,6-4.
The Bulls forfeited number six singles.