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FAMU won the top four singles bouts to advance over Hampton Thursday.
FAMU won the top four singles bouts to advance over Hampton Thursday.
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Courtesy: Florida A&M Sports Information
Rattler Netters Advance In MEAC Tournament
By: Florida A&M Sports Information  
Release:04/21/2016
NORFOLK, Va. (April 21) – The FAMU Men’s Tennis Team advanced to the semifinals of the 2016 MEAC Tennis Championships Thursday afternoon with a 4-2 win over Hampton University in the quarterfinal round.

FAMU (8-11) will face Northern Division winner Morgan State Friday in one of two 12 noon semifinal bouts. Southern Division co-champs Bethune-Cookman and South Carolina State will fce off in the second Men’s semifinal Friday.

The Rattlers secured their quarterfinal victory with four straight sets wins in Singles: Courage Okungbowa at No. 1; Karlyn Small at No. 2; Carlos Agustin Waitman at No. 3 and Walner Espinoza at No. 4.

 

2016 MEAC TENNIS TOURNAMENT

QUARTERFINAL MATCH

Hampton vs Florida A&M

Apr 21, 2016 at Norfolk, VA

(Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center)

 

Florida A&M 4, Hampton 2

Singles competition

1. OKUNGBOWA,Courage (FAMUM) def. FOSTER-ESTWICK,Matt (HAMM) 6-2, 6-1

2. SMALL,Karlyn (FAMUM) def. SHIRIN,Fedor (HAMM) 6-2, 6-0

3. WAITMAN, C. Agustin (FAMUM) def. ODEGBAMI,Peter (HAMM) 7-5, 6-3

4. ESPINOZA,Walner (FAMUM) def. HUDSON,Charles (HAMM) 6-1, 6-0

5. SUAREZ, Miguel (HAMM) def. EVANS,Jalen (FAMUM) 6-4, 6-2

6. SKOROMNYY,Illya (FAMUM) vs. MCQUEEN,Joshua (HAMM) 4-6, 5-4, unfinished

Doubles competition

1. WAITMAN, C. Agustin/ESPINOZA,Walner (FAMUM) vs. ODEGBAMI,Peter/SHIRIN,Fedor (HAMM) 5-4, unfinished

2. FOSTER-ESTWICK,Matt/MCQUEEN,Joshua (HAMM) def. OKUNGBOWA,Courage/SKOROMNYY,Illya (FAMUM) 6-2

3. HUDSON,Charles/SUAREZ, Miguel (HAMM) def. SMALL,Karlyn/EVANS,Jalen (FAMUM) 7-5

Match Notes:

Hampton 6-15

Florida A&M 8-11

 

2016 MEAC TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP

Thursday-Saturday, April 21-23

Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center * Old Dominion University

Norfolk, Virginia

 

MEN’S QUARTERFINALS * Thursday, April 21, 2016

Morgan State 4, North Carolina A&T 0

Bethune-Cookman 4, Howard 0

FAMU 4, Hampton 2

South Carolina State 4, Norfolk State 0

MEN’S SEMIFINALS * Friday, April 22, 2016

12 Noon – FAMU vs. Morgan State

12 Noon – Bethune-Cookman vs. South Carolina State

MEN’S FINALS * Saturday, April 23, 2016

12 Noon – Friday’s Semifinal Winners


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