Men’s tennis falls in season opener for Saint Francis

BALTIMORE, Maryland (January 23, 2022) – The Morgan State University men dropped their season opening at home against the Saint Francis Red Flash on Sunday 4-3. Mikeal Timmerman and Niles Rachel both registered a singles run for the Bears.

Morgan State 3, Saint Francis 4
Facts: State Morgan (0-1), SFU (1-1)
Venue: Baltimore, Md.

A freshman, Carpenter earned a point for the Bears in his No. 2 singles game late in the third set against Andrew Teixeira, 6-0, 2-6, 10-2. freshman newcomer Niles Rachel also recorded a win in his number 4 singles match against Marc Fuste, 6-4, 6-3.

Nihit Rawal was survived by Sebastian Pinos in No. 1 singles, Rhajzon Rankins fell to Fabio Varella in number 2 singles, sebastian lopez lost to Daniel Vinces in number 5 singles and Martial Kawunde fell to Matt Blus in number 6 singles.

Morgan earned the double point on Saint Francis when Rawal and Carpenter defeated Pinos and Banti 6-3 in a No. 1 doubles. Rankins and Rachel teamed up to defeat Varella and Fuste 6-2 in the second doubles, before Saint Francis captured the number three in doubles when Teixeira and Zachary Palko defeated Lopez and Kawunde 6-4.

Next one
Morgan State springs back into action when they travel to Bethlehem, Pa., to confront the Lehigh Mountain Hawks. The first service is scheduled at 10:00 a.m

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