Guyanese Afruica Gentle is Tennis Player-of-the-Year at CIAA Conference


Guyanese Afruica Gentle was this week announced as the Women’s Tennis Player-of-the-Year at the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Conference in the United States of America.

She was also named on the 2022 All-CIAA team after leading the Bulldogs (11-3) to its first-ever CIAA Northern Division title in the programme’s history.

Gentle finished the year with an 8-0 record at the number one Singles position, highlighted by a perfect 6-0 record against league opponents. Gentle also teamed up with freshman Kayla Lowery (Cleveland, OH) as the number one Doubles duo for a 9-1 overall record and 8-0 mark against CIAA opponents.

Lowery and sophomore Tamia Byrom (Upper Marlboro, MD) both joined Gentle on the 2022 All-CIAA Women’s Tennis Team.

2022 All-CIAA Women’s Tennis Team
Afruica Gentle, Bowie State
Tamia Byrom, Bowie State
Kayla Lowery, Bowie State
Chengeto Moyana, Johnson C. Smith
Taylor Proffett-Brooks, Johnson C. Smith
Kyndall Ragins, Johnson C. Smith
Shay’Tonya Missick, Johnson C. Smith
Kundai Manyonga, Shaw
Anja Antonijevic, Shaw
Michelle Blaha, Shaw
Chetna Kumari, Shaw
Dana Moreno, Shaw

Player-of-the-Year: Afruica Gentle, Bowie State
Rookie-of-the-Year: Anja Antonijevic, Shaw
Coach-of-the-Year: Sunday Enitan, Shaw

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