FAIRMONT, W. Va. – Senior Daniel Ac (Kikinda, Serbia) provided the decisive point in singles play as the Shaw University men's tennis defeated Fairmont State University 4-3 Tuesday afternoon in a regular season match at the FSU Tennis Courts.
The Bears (5-5) won its fifth match of the season, already more than what the team accomplished in 2018 with a 3-10 record. Shaw claimed the doubles point after junior Diego Leal (Bucaramanga, Columbia) and Ngonidzashe Makambwa (Mabelreign Harare, Zimbabwe) paired up for a 6-1 win at No. 1 doubles; then Ac and Diego Nino (Bogota, Columbia) earned a 6-1 win at No. 2 doubles to secure the point.
Leal claimed straight-sets victories at the No. 1 singles with a 7-6, 5-4 win while Makambwa was a 6-2, 6-4 victor at the No. 2 singles to put Shaw ahead 3-0 but the Falcons (4-7) took wins at the No. 3, 5 and 6 singles to tie the match at 3-3 before Ac pushed the Bears back in front, providing the winning points – 6-2, 6-2 at the No. 4 singles.
The Bears will return to action Wednesday, Apr. 3 when Shaw travels to Salem, W.Va., to face Salem at 10 a.m.
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