Rattlers Repeat As HBCU National Tennis Champions

JONESBORO, GA (Sept.29) – The Florida A&M men’s tennis team successfully defended their HBCU national championship title on Saturday, defeating the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats by a single point to take the title at the Clayton County Tennis Complex at the International Park.

FAMU’s Chidi Gabriel defeated Salif Kante to earn the men’s Flight A singles title. In the Flight B title match, FAMU’s Admire Mushonga defeated Takura Happy in singles. Bethune-Cookman’s Moritz Pronath defeated FAMU’s Temuera Asafu-Adjaye for the Flight C singles title.

In doubles action, Salif Kante and Takura Happy defeated Seve Day and Juan Varon of Bethune-Cookman (8-6), to take the Flight A title. Flight B would be won by FAMU’s Chidi Gabriel and Admire Mashonga, who defeated Bethune-Cookman’s Moritz Pronath and Gilbert Rotich.

The top three finishers were as follows: FAMU (22 points), B-CU (21 points) and PRarie View A&M (11 points).

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