Armstrong Atlantic 5, Fayetteville State 0

May 5, 2005

SAVANNAH, Ga. The No. 2-ranked Armstrong Atlantic State women's tennis team improved to a perfect 25-0 on the season by blanking Fayetteville State, 5-0, in the first match of the 2005 NCAA DII Women's Tennis Mid-Atlantic Regional on Friday afternoon. The Pirates advance to the Mid-Atlantic Region Championship match, where they will match up against the winner of GC&SU and USC Upstate later Friday.

AASU dropped just one point in doubles play, sweeping all three matches, then picked up two singles wins to clinch the match. Luisa Cowper defeated Constance Lee, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 1 singles, while Dziyana Nazaruk blanked LeJacquelyn Artis, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 2 singles. Fayetteville State, making its third-ever NCAA Championships appearance, finishes the 2005 season with a 17-4 overall record.

The winner of the Mid-Atlantic Region earns one of 16 berths in the NCAA Division II Women's Tennis Championships in Altamonte Springs, Fla., on May 11-14.

#1 - Luisa Cowper (AASU) def. Constance Lee (FSU) 6-0, 6-0
#2 - Dziyana Nazaruk (AASU) def. LeJacquelyn Artis (FSU), 6-0, 6-0
#3 - Johanna Dahlback (AASU) led Shayla Watson (FSU), 6-0, 2-0, match stopped, clinched
#4 - Manuela Emmrich (AASU) led Arie Bennett (FSU) 6-0, 4-0, match stopped, clinched
#5 - Caroline Grage (AASU) led Dana Maynor (FSU) 6-0, 5-0, match stopped, clinched
#6 - Laura Peaty (AASU) led Tymia Johnson (FSU) 4-1, match stopped, clinched

Doubles #1 - Cowper/Peaty (AASU) def. Lee/Artis (FSU) 8-1
#2 - Emmrich/Grage (AASU) def. Bennett/Watson (FSU) 8-0
#3 - Dahlback/Nazaruk (AASU) def. Maynor/Johnson (FSU) 8-0

Records: AASU (25-0), Fayetteville State (17-4)

-- Courtesy Armstrong Atlantic