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Aggies Lose Conference Opener to SCSU

Courtesy: NC A&T Sports Information
          Release: 02/17/2017
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N.C. A&T took the doubles point against S.C. State. Photo by Kevin L. Dorsey
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GREENSBORO (February 17, 2017) – In their first conference match of the season, the North Carolina A&T men’s tennis dropped a 6-1 decision to South Carolina State Friday at the Aggie Tennis Complex.

The loss sends the Aggies to 0-4 on the season and 0-1 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. S.C. State, who has won 11 MEAC titles in 13 years, took all six singles matches, but the Aggies did take the doubles point by winning 2 of 3 doubles matches in the contest.

Nicolas Arduh and Niko Barr took the No. 1 doubles match 7-6 and 8-6 in the tiebreaker. Adair Bartra and Brett Caban were the other winners for the Aggies as they defeated Edgar Diaz and Stanislav Baco 6-4. Even John Wilson IV and Dreshaun Jarmon were close to victory before falling short against Soufiane Mouline and Vladyslav Yanchenko, 6-4.

On the singles side, Barr battled against Aleksander Stupar before losing a close first set 7-6, 7-4 in the tiebreaker. Barr fell short in the second set 6-3. Wilson also looked good before falling short against Mouline as took the first 6-3, before losing the second set and the tiebreaker. Arduh was played a close match with Martin Figura before losing a straight set 6-4, 5-4 decision.

South Carolina State vs North Carolina A&T
Feb 17, 2017 at Greensboro, N.C.

South Carolina State 6, North Carolina A&T 1
Singles competition:

1. FIGURA,Martin (SCSUM) def. ARDUH,Nicolas (NCATM) 6-4, 5-4
2. YANCHENKO,Vladyslav (SCSUM) def. JARMON,Dreshaun (NCATM) 6-4, 6-3
3. VITEK,Jakub (SCSUM) def. BARTRA,Adair (NCATM) 6-4, 6-3
4. MOULINE,Soufiane (SCSUM) def. WILSON,John IV (NCATM) 3-6, 6-3, 1-0
5. STUPAR,Aleksander (SCSUM) def. BARR,Niko (NCATM) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
6. DIAZ,Edgar (SCSUM) def. CABAN,Brett (NCATM) 6-2, 6-0

Doubles competition:

1. ARDUH,Nicolas/BARR,Niko (NCATM) def. FIGURA,Martin/VITEK,Jakub (SCSUM) 7-6 (8-6)
2. MOULINE,Soufiane/YANCHENKO,Vladyslav (SCSUM) def. JARMON,Dreshaun/WILSON,John IV (NCATM) 6-4
3. BARTRA,Adair/CABAN,Brett (NCATM) def. DIAZ,Edgar/BACO,Stanislav (SCSUM) 6-4

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