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SU earns 4th consecutive Women's Tennis Champions title

4/24/2013

The Southern University Women’s Tennis team captured its fourth consecutive, including 12th overall, Southwestern Athletic Conference Women's Tennis title at the 2013 SWAC Tournament held April 21 in New Orleans.

Southern, the No.1 seed, defeated No. 2 seeded Alcorn State, 4-3.

It’s the second time the Lady Jaguars have captured four consecutive SWAC titles. 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 came down to the completion of the final showdown in singles competition.

Taylor was named “MVP” of the tournament. Head Coach Jeff Conyers received SWAC “Coach of the Year” honors.

Prior to the tournament, the SWAC named SU senior Demetria Woods as ‘Player of the Year’ and Danielle Dixon as “Freshmen of the Year.”

The Lady Jaguars are preparing for the NCAA Regionals, set for May 10-12.

In the photo on the front, from left to right: Laura Syori, Morgan Taylor, Gabrielle Moore, Danielle Dixon, Head Coach Jeff Conyers, Assistant Coach Jo'vanna Gaines, Camera Davis, Demetria Woods, Kendall Bunch and Lois Alexis.