Rain Stops Play at HBCU Championships
ATLANTA, Ga. – Rain put a damper on the final day of the HBCU National Tennis Championships in Atlanta, Ga. The morning session was able to complete play before the remainder of the tournament would be washed out.
Of the four Tigers scheduled to play on Saturday, Joe Daniels was the only one individual to complete play. Daniels fell 8-4 in the B Flight consolation quarterfinals match to William East of North Carolina Central.
Trinity Randolph was scheduled to play at 1:00pm in the women’s C Flight consolation semifinals, but the rains started to pick up during warm-ups. Play on all courts would be suspended, before officials would cancel the remainder of the tournament.
Jared Asher and Branden McClain would not even get the warm-ups off for their 1:30pm matches. The two Tigers were to compete in separate matches of the men’s C Flight consolation quarterfinal rounds.
Both teams return to action in October at the ITA Regional. The men will travel to Knoxville and the women will compete in Memphis.
Men B Flight
William East, North Carolina Central defeated Joe Daniels, TSU 8-4
Men C Flight
Jared Asher, TSU vs. Bobby Smith, Tuskegee 1:30pm - RAINED OUT
Branden McClain, TSU vs. James Jackson, Prairie View A&M 1:30pm - RAINED OUT
Women C Flight
Trinity Randolph, TSU vs. Semifinals 1:00pm - RAINED OUT