Lois Alexis/Courtesy: Wil Norwood

Lois Alexis/Courtesy: Wil Norwood

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, April 22, 2013 – Grenadian Lois Alexis and her Number One seed Southern University (SU) defeated their arch rival Alcorn State (ALCN), 4-3, to win the 2013 Southwestern Athletic Conference Women’s Tennis Championship on Sunday.

Alexis defeated Viktoria Kosachuk (ALCN) 6-4, 6-2 and teamed up with Gabrielle Moore to play Kosachuk and Kersten Vanem in doubles. However, the match was incomplete.

But it took the Number Six singles match to determine the champion as SU captures its fourth consecutive, including 12th overall, SWAC women’s tennis title.

It’s the second time the Lady Jaguars captured four titles in a row. The last was from 2002-2005. SU has now won eight of the last 12 SWAC tournament crowns.

SU’s Morgan Taylor defeated Chan Rutherford in the No. 6 singles match-up, 6-8, 6-4, 6-3, as the match fell down to the completion of final showdown in singles competition.

Taylor was named MVP of the tournament with head coach Jeff Conyers receiving SWAC Coach of the Year honours.

Southern Lady Jaguars Courtesy SWAC.org

Southern Lady Jaguars Courtesy SWAC.org

2013 SWAC Women’s Tennis All-Tournament Team

Laura Syori (Southern)
Morgan Taylor (Southern)
Kersten Vanem (Alcorn State)
Merilin Tipp (Alcorn State)
Christine Gwodog (Prairie View A&M)
Kesica Jayalapan (Jackson State)

Tournament MVP: Morgan Taylor (Southern)

Coach of the Year: Jeff Conyers (Southern)

Southern Women’s Tennis 2013 — Alcorn State vs Southern (Apr 21, 2013)

Southern Women’s Tennis 2013
Alcorn State vs Southern (Apr 21, 2013)

Southern 4, Alcorn State 3
Apr 21, 2013 at New Orleans, La. (City Park/Pepsi Tennis Courts)

SINGLES COMPETITION

1. Vanem, Kersten (ALCN) def. Moore, Gabrielle (SUBR) 6-4, 6-2
2. Dixon, Danielle (SUBR) def. Buchmann, Arielle (ALCN) 6-1, 6-3
3. Alexis, Lois (SUBR) def. Kosachuk, Viktoria (ALCN) 6-4, 6-2
4. Syori, Laura (SUBR) def. Potapova, Kate (ALCN) 6-1, 6-0
5. Merlin Tipp (ALCN) def. Davis, Camara (SUBR) 6-3, 6-2
6. Taylor, Morgan (SUBR) def. Rutherford, Chan (ALCN) 6-7 (1-7), 6-4, 6-3
DOUBLES COMPETITION
1. Alexis, Lois/Moore, Gabrielle (SUBR) vs. Vanem, Kersten/Kosachuk, Viktoria (ALCN) unfinished
2. Buchmann, Arielle/Punj, Aakanksha (ALCN) def. Davis, Camara/Taylor, Morgan (SUBR) 8-2
3. Merlin Tipp/Potapova, Kate (ALCN) def. Bunch, Kendall/Syori, Laura (SUBR) 8-5

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