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Volleyball (14-0 in the MEAC)Last weekend the Rattlerettes finished off their third straight perfect conference season by sweeping North Carolina A&T (32-30, 30-20, 30-17) and South Carolina State (30-13, 30-17, 30-8). On Monday they also put a three-game beating on Mercer (30-18, 30-17, 30-19). On Wednesday this tremendous team finished their remarkable regular season in Gaither Gym against Jacksonville.

Men’s and Women’s TennisBoth the men and women competed in the first ever HBCU Tennis Championships last week at FAMU. In their final event of the semester, the men had a good showing as they finished second out of seven teams. Isaac Yarrell, who had a 11-6 singles record in the fall, won the Flight A Singles Consolation. Kareem Bennett defeated FAMU teammate Noel Wadawu to win the Flight B Singles title. The women finished third out of seven teams. By beating Sandra Keaveney of Alcorn State, Charlana Brown won the Flight B Singles Consolation title. This weekend the Rattlerettes will travel to Mobile, Ala., to compete in the ITA Regional Championship.

Swimming and DivingOn Saturday the men’s team demolished Spring Hill, 130-13, at the Aquatic Center. Freshman Lannell Young had the best time in the 100 freestyle (52.61), the 200 breaststroke (2:38.90) and the 200 individual medley (2:22.13). The women also defeated Spring Hill, 93-67, but suffered a tough loss to North Florida, 138-52. Freshman Arie Muhammad’s first place time in the 200 backstroke was the only event that the Rattlers took first in. On Saturday the men and women will face Rollins College and the University of Tampa in Orlando. Women’s Cross CountryThe Rattlerettes won their fourth MEAC title in five years on Oct. 27. They will attempt to qualify for the NCAA Championships when they compete in the NCAA Regional on Nov. 10 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Women’s BowlingThe 2001 MEAC Bowling Championships are hosted by Delaware State in Dover, Del. this weekend. Sophomore Kristina Leonard leads with a record of 17 -10 and an average of 157.5. Junior Carmen Gutter has a record of 15-12 and an average of 151.9

Compiled by Ibram Rogers