Howard Men’s Tennis Tops, 6-1

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WASHINGTON, DC (April 2, 2022) –The Morgan State men’s tennis team defeated the Howard Bison, 6-1, in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game Saturday afternoon at the Banneker Recreation Center.


The Bears improved to 7-6 overall for the season, while Howard fell to 5-6.



Goal: Morgan State 6, Howard 1

Recordings: Morgan State (7-6, 3-1), Howard (5-6, 3-2)

Location: washington d.c.

WASHINGTON, DC (April 2, 2022) –The Morgan State men’s tennis team defeated the Howard Bison, 6-1, in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game Saturday afternoon at the Banneker Recreation Center.


The Bears improved to 7-6 overall for the season, while Howard fell to 5-6.


Morgan clinched the double point and never looked back, taking a 3-0 lead before the Bison were finally put on the scoreboard when Tory Bailey beat Makkijha Brown 6-1, 7-6 on court 2.



Nils Rachal won the victory, thanks to the efforts of Nihit Rawal and Mikeal Charpentier.


“It’s really great to get the W against a team that did as well as we did in the MEAC roundup,” Rachal said. “I think we all felt the pressure to win to win the division, but we took that pressure and let it fuel us.”


Rhajzhon Rankins held off Hassimiyou Dieng, 6-4, 7-5, on court 5, and Sebastien Lopez rallied for a 6-7(4), 6-3, 7-5 win over Kyle Martin on Court 6.


Morgan’s top pair of doubles picked up a convincing victory to secure the initial point. Rhajzon Rankins and Nils Rachal won 7-6(3) over Kyle Martin and Gabe Knowles. Rankins and Rachal improved their doubles record to 9-3 for the season and 3-1 in conference.

Double

Order of arrival: 2, 1, 3



Mikeal Charpentier and Nihit Rawal lost 5-7 against Justin Cadeau and Daniel Dunac

Sebastien Lopez and Makkijha Brown won 6-4 over Tory Bailey and Marcel Dawson

Rhajzon Rankins and Nils Rachal won 7-6(3) over Kyle Martin and Gabe Knowles



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Finishing order: 3, 1, 2, 4, 5, 6



Mikeal Charpentier won 6-0, 7-5 against Justin Cadeau

Makkijha Brown lost 1-6, 6-7 to Tory Bailey

Nihit Rawal won 6-2, 6-0 over Marcel Dawson

Nils Rachal won 6-3, 7-6(2) over Daniel Dunac

Rhajzon Rankins won 6-4, 7-5 against Hassimiyou Dieng

Sebastien Lopez won 6-7(4), 6-3, 7-5 over Kyle Martin




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Morgan State returns to action in non-conference play on Monday, April 4, when it travels to face the Bloomsburg Huskies. The first serve is set for 3 p.m. at the Burt Reese Tennis Center.

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