Courtesy: Alabama State Athletics
NEW ORLEANS, La. | Alabama State blanked Alcorn State 4-0 at the Pepsi Tennis Center Sunday morning to claim their third consecutive Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) championship, and earn the automatic bid to the NCAA Championships.
Alabama State took control of the match early by winning doubles point with wins at number one and three
Maria Popova was named the Tournament MVP, and Anuk Christiansz was named the Coach of the Year after the win by the Lady Hornets; while Szentes and Velec each were named All-Tournament.
Alabama State will find out their opponent and destination on the NCAA Selection Show April 29.
Alabama State 4, Alcorn State 0
April 14, 2019
New Orleans, La. (Pepsi Tennis Center)
1. Reka Szentes (ASU) def. Stefany Grlj (ALCN) 6-2, 6-1
2. Maria Popova (ASU) vs. Anastasia Vaganova (ALCN), unfinished
3. Lea Krajcovicova (ASU) vs. Bianca Birkenstock (ALCN) unfinished
4. Gabriela Lackova (ASU) def. Ammaarah Tim (ALCN) 6-2, 6-0
5. Urska Velec (ASU) def. Klavdija Bukovec (ALCN) 6-0, 6-4
6. Chloe Kabamba (ASU) vs. Veronika Pytlikova (ALCN), unfinished
1. Popova/Chloe Kabamba (ASU) def. Grlj/Tim (ALCN) 6-3
2. Szentes/Velec (ASU) vs. Vaganova/Birkenstock (ALCN), unfinished
3. Lackova/Kabamba def. Bukovec/Pytlikova (ALCN) 6-2