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Hampton's Men & BCC Women Reach MEAC Tennis Finals
Rain Delays Other Semi-Final Matches

April 22, 2000

Hampton, VA - The Hampton University men have reached the MEAC Tennis Championship match for the fifth consecutive year, while Bethune Cookman's women made it their second consecutive trip to the finals.  The Hampton  Pirates defeated the Wildcats of Bethune Cookman 4-2 and the BCC Lady Wildcats won over the Lady Pirates 5-2.

In the second semi-final matches, the Florida A&M men had won the doubles  point and took a 1-0 lead over S.C. State going into singles play, while the  Florida A&M women were in singles play against Norfolk State before rain cut  their matches short.  The men continued their match at the Centre Court  Indoor facility in Newport News, VA and the women will continue Saturday  morning.

Bethune Cookman's women and men entered the MEAC tournament ranked 65th and  75th  respectively, and Florida A&M also entered the tournament ranked 57th in the latest ITA national rankings.  


2000 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tennis Championship
Match Times/Results and Sites
Hampton, Virginia

Women
Thursday - April 20
Play - In Matches
#10 Morgan St. 5, #8 Coppin St. 0
#6 S.C. State 5, #11 Delaware St. 0
#9 N.C. A&T 5, #7 Maryland Eastern Shore 0

First Round
Match A
#1 Hampton 5, #9 N.C. A&T 0
Match B
#3 Bethune Cookman 5, #5 Howard 0
Match C
#4 Florida A&M 5, #6 S.C. State 0
Match D
#2 Norfolk St. 5, #10 Morgan St. 0

Friday, April 21
Losers Bracket
Match K - S.C. State 5, N.C. A&T 0
Match J - Howard 5, Morgan St. 0

5th Place - Howard 5, S.C. State 0
7th Place - Morgan St. 5, N.C. A&T 0
9th Place - Coppin St. 5, Maryland E.S. 2
10th Place - Delaware St. 5 Maryland E.S. 2

Final Four
Match E - Bethune Cookman 5, Hampton 2
Match F - Norfolk St. vs Florida A&M (Rain Delay - match will be completed
April 22 either at Neilson Screen Stadium or Centre Court Indoor courts)

Saturday - April 22
3rd Place - Hampton vs Losers of Match F - 12noon at Phoebus
Championship - Bethune Cookman vs Winner Match F - 30 minutes following men's
championship game - at Neilson/Screen Stadium


Men
Thursday - April 20

Play - In Matches
#7 Coppin St. 4, #9 N.C. A&T 0
#6 Howard 4, #11 Delaware St. 0
#10 Morgan St. 4, #8 Maryland Eastern Shore 0

First Round
Match A
#1 Hampton 4, #7 Coppin St. 0
Match B
#5 Bethune Cookman 4, #4 Norfolk St. 1
Match C
#3 S.C. State 4, #6 Howard 0
Match D
#2 Florida A&M 4, #10 Morgan 0

Friday, April 21
Loser Bracket
Match K - Howard 4, Coppin St. 0
Match J - Norfolk St. 4,  Morgan St.  0

5th Place - Norfolk St. vs Howard - 9am at Hampton High
7th Place - Morgan St. 4 vs Coppin St.  1
9th Place - Maryland Eastern Shore 5, N.C. A&T 0
10th Place - Delaware St. 4, N.C. A&T 1

Final Four
Match E - Hampton 4, Bethune Cookman 2
Match F - Florida A&M 4, S.C. State 2

Saturday - April 22
3rd Place - Bethune Cookman vs S.C. State - 12noon at Phoebus Stadium
Championship - Hampton vs Florida A&M - 12noon at Neilson/Screen Stadium

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