TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Apr. 14) – The FAMU men’s tennis team put on a dominant performance over rival Bethune-Cookman in winning their MEAC match 6-1 at the FAMU tennis complex.
Noureldin Adam had a solid performance, winning both his doubles and singles matches in the No.1 slot. He partnered with Federico Nani to defeat B-CU’s Victor Bravo and Jose Plazas 7-6(8) to help the Rattlers take home the doubles point.
From there, the Rattlers would cruise to the victory dropping just one match on the day.
Assistant coach, Carl Goodman, was pleased with the team’s performance but is looking for more in the weeks to come. “We have a really good team. We’re a young team, but then again we’re not a young team because basically everybody on the team are sophomores and a few juniors. This is the first time we had four guys to transfer in. We’ve been trying to tell them that Bethune-Cookman was our arch-rival, even though the record is lopsided in our favor in our head-to-head matches. But they always bring it. They have a new team and a new coach as well. This was basically our last match for the season,” Goodman said.
In singles, Adam won a marathon match against Bravo (6-4, 7-6(8)). Nani would defeat Plazas in the No.2 slot (4-6, 6-3, 6-2). Luis Espinoza defeated David Ocampo (3-6, 6-4, 6-3), Illya Skoromnyy defeated Juan David Navarro (6-2, 6-1), Jermaine Le Grand was defeated by Juan Diego Ruiz (7-6(5), 7-5) and Lobelo Alex Mosehle defeated Phillip Lynch (6-3, 6-1).
“We had to make sure this match was a good stepping stone for the conference tournament to come in about two weeks. They did pretty good, we’re very pleased with the way they ended up in their matches. We have a lot of work to do on fundamentals. Our goal going into conference is to be fundamentally sound,” Goodman concluded.