Men’s Tennis Jersey Howard, 6-1

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


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



Score: Morgan State 6, Howard 1

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

Location: Washington DC

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


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


Morgan picked up the double point and never looked back and built a 3-0 lead before the bison finally got on the scoreboard when Tory Bailey struck down. Makkijha Brown 6-1, 7-6 on Lane 2.



Niles Rachal took the victory after the effort from Nihit Rawal and Mikeal Carpenter.


“It feels really great to get W against a team that performed just as well as us at 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 nourish us.”


Rhajzhon Rankins held Hassimiyou Dieng, 6-4, 7-5, on lane 5, and Sebastian Lopez gathered to achieve a 6-7 (4), 6-3, 7-5 victory against Kyle Martin on lane 6.


Morgan’s best double pair delivered a convincing victory to secure the opening point. Rhajzon Rankins and Niles Rachal won 7-6 (3) against Kyle Martin and Gabe Knowles. Rankins and Rachal improved their double record to 9-3 for the season and 3-1 in conference play.

Double

Finishing order: 2, 1, 3



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

Sebastian Lopez and Makkijha Brown won 6-4 against Tory Bailey and Marcel Dawson

Rhajzon Rankins and Niles Rachal won 7-6 (3) against Kyle Martin and Gabe Knowles



Singles

Sequence of finish: 3, 1, 2, 4, 5, 6



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

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

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

Niles Rachal won 6-3, 7-6 (2) vs. Daniel Dunac

Rhajzon Rankins won 6-4, 7-5 vs. Hassimiyou Dieng

Sebastian Lopez won 6-7 (4), 6-3, 7-5 against Kyle Martin




Next up
Morgan State returns to battle in non-conference play on Monday, April 4, when it travels to meet the Bloomsburg Huskies. First serve is set for at. 15.00 at Burt Reese Tennis Center.

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