THIBODEAUX, La. - Senior Clifford Malivert's thrilling three-set victory at number one singles Saturday, pushed the Florida A&M Men's Tennis team (4-2) past previously unbeaten Nicholls (La.) State University, 4-3.
The senior from Miami was victorious over NSU's Radu Ionescu, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6, providing the decisive points in the road match, which dropped the Colonels' record to 5-1 for the season.
Other singles winners for FAMU included Paul Paige over Sami Mouline (6-2, 6-0) and Maurice Wamukova over Chris Hernandez (6-2, 6-2) in straight sets.
FAMU also captured the doubles point with wins at #2 and #3.
Artiom Podgainii and Simbarashe Happy were 9-8 winners over NSU's Eric Fisher and Phenyo Matong at #2, while Malivert and Paige topped Hernandez and Mouline, 9-8 at #3.
Florida A&M 4, Nicholls State Colonels 3
Feb 09, 2008 at Thibodaux, La. (Nicholls Tennis Courts)
1. MALIVERT,Clifford (FAMUM) def. Radu Ionescu (NSUM) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6
2. Vlad Popa (NSUM) def. HAPPY,Simbarashee (FAMUM) 6-2, 6-0
3. Eric Fisher (NSUM) def. PODGAINII,Artiom (FAMUM) 6-1, 6-2
4. Phenyo Matong (NSUM) def. MOORE,Michale (FAMUM) 6-2, 6-4
5. Paige, Paul (FAMUM) def. Sami Mouline (NSUM) 6-2, 6-0
6. WAMUKOVA,Maurice (FAMUM) def. Chris Hernandez (NSUM) 6-2, 6-2
1. Radu Ionescu/Vlad Popa (NSUM) def. MOORE,Michale/WAMUKOVA,Maurice (FAMUM) 8-4
2. HAPPY,Simbarashee/PODGAINII,Artiom (FAMUM) def. Eric Fisher/Phenyo Matong (NSUM) 9-8
3. PAIGE, Paul/MALIVERT,Clifford (FAMUM) def. Chris Hernandez/Sami Mouline (NSUM) 9-8
Florida A&M 4-2; Nicholls State Colonels 5-1
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