Men’s Tennis Suffers 5-2 Loss Versus James Madison

Of YORK, Pa.; (April 15, 2022) – The Morgan State men’s tennis team won a pair of singles wins against James Madison, but it was a 5-2 decision at the Wisehaven Tennis Center Friday evening.

James Madison improved its record to 14-5, while the Bears fell to 8-8 overall for the season.

Score: Morgan State 2, James Madison 5
Records: Morgan State (8-8, 3-1) and Delaware (14-5, 2-3)
Location: Of York, Pa.;

Nihit Rawal triumphed with a 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 win over Sadek Youssef on Court 3 in the last match of the night. Niles Rachal See also Oscar Hernandez, 3-6, 6-0, 2-1, retired, on court 5.

After Morgan State’s Mikeal Carpenter and Nihit Rawal Grabbed the doubles advantage with a 6-2 win on court two, the Dukes rallied, claiming wins on court one and three to take a 1-0 match lead.

Koons and Youssef Sadek downed Makkijha Brown and Sebastian Lopez6-3, before the tandem of Oscar Hernandez and William Karpinski clinched the doubles point with a 6-3 victory over Niles Rachal and Rhajzon Rankins.

William Karpinski quickly doubled in singles play, dropping just two games to court two en route to a 6-1, 6-1 triumph Makkijha Brown.

Mathieu Josserand extended the lead to 3-0 with a straight-set win on court six, as did he. Rhajzon Rankins, 6-1, 6-4. Edson Sanchez served up the match-clinching point moments later on court five, besting Sebastian Lopez6-3, 6-4.

Next Up
The Bears return to action on Saturday, April 16 when they face The Coppin State in a MEAC regular season finale. First serve is scheduled for 12 pm MSU Tennis Courts. The match will also mark Bears for ‘Senior Day’.

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