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Courtesy: Florida A&M Sports Information
Rattler Men's Tennis Falls To SCSU In MEAC Final
By: Florida A&M Sports Information  
NORFOLK, VA. – April 23, 2016 – The South Carolina State Bulldogs made it a clean sweep on Saturday as the men’s tennis team captured the 2016 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men’s Championship with a 4-0 victory over Florida A&M University at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center on the campus of Old Dominion University.

Earlier in the day South Carolina State’s women’s team won the championship also with a 4-0 sweep of Florida A&M.

In doubles, the Bulldogs took victories at the top two lines to take the team point.   At number one, Jakub Vitek and Martin Figura defeated C. Agustin Waitman and Walner Espinoza 7-6 (7-5).  The number two line saw Vladyslav Yanchenko and Salih Gilmutdinov took a 6-3 win over Courage Okungbowa and Illya Skoromnyy.  

South Carolina State scored wins at numbers one, two and five singles to finish off the sweep.  Yanchenko defeated Karlyn Small 6-3, 6-0 at number two and Aleksander Stupar knocked off Jalen Evans 6-4, 6-2 at number five.  Figura scored a 6-2, 6-1 win over Okungbowa at the top line for the clinching point.

The championship for the Bulldogs was the eighth in a row, 11th in the last 12 completed tournaments and 14th overall.

With the win, South Carolina State (12-8) earned the conference’s automatic qualification to the NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis

Tennis Match Results

South Carolina State 4, Florida A&M 0

Singles competition

1. FIGURA,Martin (SCSUM) def. OKUNGBOWA,Courage (FAMUM) 6-2, 6-1

2. YANCHENKO,Vladyslav (SCSUM) def. SMALL,Karlyn (FAMUM) 6-3, 6-0

3. WAITMAN, C. Agustin (FAMUM) vs. VITEK,Jakub (SCSUM) 7-6, 2-1, unfinished

4. ESPINOZA,Walner (FAMUM) vs. BACO,Stanislav (SCSUM) 6-4, 5-2, unfinished

5. STUPAR,Aleksander (SCSUM) def. EVANS,Jalen (FAMUM) 6-4, 6-2

6. SKOROMNYY,Illya (FAMUM) vs. DIAZ,Edgar (SCSUM) 6-4, 2-0, unfinished

Doubles competition

1. VITEK,Jakub/FIGURA,Martin (SCSUM) def. WAITMAN, C. Agustin/ESPINOZA,Walner (FAMUM) 7-6 (7-5)


3. EVANS,Jalen/SMALL,Karlyn (FAMUM) def. BACO,Stanislav/DIAZ,Edgar (SCSUM) 6-1

Match Notes:

South Carolina State 12-8

Florida A&M 9-12

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