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
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
1. VITEK,Jakub/FIGURA,Martin (SCSUM) def. WAITMAN, C. Agustin/ESPINOZA,Walner (FAMUM) 7-6 (7-5)
2. YANCHENKO,Vladyslav/GILMUTDINOV,Salih (SCSUM) def. OKUNGBOWA,Courage/SKOROMNYY,Illya (FAMUM) 6-3
3. EVANS,Jalen/SMALL,Karlyn (FAMUM) def. BACO,Stanislav/DIAZ,Edgar (SCSUM) 6-1
South Carolina State 12-8
Florida A&M 9-12