Shaw’s Silva wins CIAA award

From News ReleasesApril 10, 2014 

— Shaw University’s Claudia Silva was named the CIAA Women’s Tennis Player of the Week Thursday for her performances in matches March 31 through April 6.

Shaw coach Sunday Enitan was named the CIAA’s Women’s Tennis Coach of the Week.

Silva helped power Shaw to a 5-0 week with wins in all five matches at both number one singles and number one doubles. In singles, in five matches, she dropped a total of only three games. In doubles, with partner Gislaine Farias, she won five matches, dropping only five games. On the season, she is 14-1.

Enitan led the Lady Bears to five straight wins this week, downing Winston-Salem State twice, and claiming single victories against Fayetteville State, Coker and Bluefield State.

Women’s tennis

Chowan 8, Virginia State 1: The Hawks earned a critical 8-1 win over Virginia State in CIAA Northern Division action. Chowan (19-7, 12-0) remains undefeated in the league after the win. The Lady Trojans move to 12-3 overall and 10-3 against CIAA completion.

The Hawks swept Virginia State in doubles play and suffered just one setback in singles competition.

In singles competition, Chowan’s Natalya Kamenshchikova edged Zaire Simmons in the No. 1 position. Breanne Johnson fell in a close tiebreaker against Brittany Uzzell.

Women’s lacrosse

Duke: Junior Taylor Trimble has been added to the 2014 Tewaaraton Award Watch List, joining teammates Kelsey Duryea, Kerrin Maurer and Taylor Virden among this year’s Tewaaraton Award hopefuls.

A midfielder from Rosemont, Pa., Trimble ranks second on the team in goals (25), third in draw controls (25) and fourth in points (31) through 13 games this season. She is also tied for second on the squad in hat tricks with five on the spring. Trimble is among the top-18 players in the ACC in draw controls with an average of 1.92 per contest.

The Tewaaraton Award Watch List includes the top players across all three divisions of men’s and women’s collegiate lacrosse and highlights the early contenders for the 2014 Tewaaraton Award.

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