North Carolina AeT State women’s beats Queens!


North Carolina A&T women’s tennis team continue its fantastic start to the 2023 season with a 4-3 win over Queens University of Charlotte, at the Howard Levine Tennis Center.

As reported by the website, Tapia-Cruz had the stage set for her when freshman teammate Nuria Sanz defeated Amelie Allard in a lengthy three-setter, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 at No. 3 singles. 

Tapia-Cruz then broke Axelsson’s serve to go up 4-3. She went on to win the third set 6-3 to win the match 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to clinch the win, moving the Aggies to 3-1 on the season.  

Tapia-Cruz, told: “The match was amazing. The team did a really good job in the matches. Everyone was fighting. When I got to the third set, it was really important that my teammates were with me, helping me and screaming to help me go up 4-3. I’m so happy and so proud of this team. It doesn’t matter if we play five because we are five fighters.”

Queens’ Allard and Nyanique Tomegah defeated freshmen Lana Caculovic and Nour Gueblaoui 7-5. That left the Tapia-Cruz and Sanz doubles match against Jill Morse and Axelsson unfinished because the Royals had already claimed two doubles wins, with the Aggies defaulting at No. 3 doubles.   

Gueblaoui said: “I started so bad in doubles. I wasn’t there mentally at the beginning, which made us down 4-1. But of course, we came back in the match, fought for the team, and came to 5-5, but sadly we lost. Doubles today was a lot better with my partner, but next time it will be better, and I will start fighting from the beginning.”

Sainz added: “Today, the team’s support was essential. The key to my match was my serve and staying focused and strong in the cross-court. But I really felt I wasn’t alone. Screaming go Aggies, and having my back gives you a lot of strength to keep fighting.”

About North Carolina A&T State University

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is a public research university in Greensboro, North Carolina. It is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina system. Established by the North Carolina General Assembly on March 9, 1891, as the Agricultural and Mechanical College for the Colored Race, it is the second college chartered under the Morrill Act of 1890, as well as the first for black people in the state of North Carolina. North Carolina. Initially, the college offered education in agriculture, English, horticulture, and mathematics. In 1967, the college was designated a Regional University by the North Carolina General Assembly and renamed North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

The university’s College of Engineering graduates more black engineers than any other campus in the United States; its College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences produces more African-American agricultural graduates than any other campus in the country. The university is also a leading producer of African American undergraduate kinesiology students, landscape architects, nurses, teachers, and journalism graduates.

The university offers 54 bachelor’s, 29 master’s, and nine doctoral programs through its eight colleges, one school, and one joint school; the university awards more than 2,600 graduate degrees annually and has an alumni base of approximately 65,000. The university is classified as a highly active research university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

The university ranks third in sponsored funding among institutions in the University of North Carolina system. As of 2021, the university conducts more than $78 million in academic and scientific research annually and operates 20 research centers and institutes on campus. The university’s designation as a land-grant institution reflects its broad range of research with ongoing projects funded by agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the United States Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of Defense United States, the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. The school’s students, alumni, and sports teams are known as Aggies.

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