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Muamba Receives 4th ASUN Player of Week Accolade

March 20, 2019  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Muamba is now a four-time ASUN Player of the Week.

Muamba is now a four-time ASUN Player of the Week.

Nicaise Muamba of the Liberty men's tennis team has been honored as the ASUN Men's Tennis Player of the Week on Wednesday afternoon by the league office.

Muamba is now a four-time ASUN Player of the Week, the most of any player in the conference. In total, the Flames have received five player of the week awards from the ASUN in 2019, the most of any school in the league.

"Nicaise competes hard for every point on a daily basis. He is a great teammate and leader for us," stated Flames head coach Derek Schwandt.

Muamba, the 101st-ranked singles player in the nation, won all three of his matches in Arizona, last week. The Laval, Quebec, Canada native went 2-0 at No. 1 singles, including victories over Grand Canyon's Lorenzo Fucile (6-2, 6-2) and Arizona's Jonas Ziverts (5-7, 7-5, 6-2).

The sophomore has now captured four straight singles bouts, leads the team with 20 overall singles victories in 2018-19 and shares the team lead with 10 victories in the spring. He is the only player from the ASUN Conference to be currently nationally ranked in singles.

At No. 1 doubles, Muamba and his partner, junior Chase Burton, won their lone completed match last week. They were victorious in a tiebreaker against GCU Fucile and Mathieu Rajaonah (7-6 (5)) to clinch the doubles point for Liberty in an eventual 5-2 victory over the Antelopes.

Muamba and Burton hold an 8-5 mark at No. 1 doubles. Individually, Muamba leads all Flames players with 14 doubles triumphs on the season.

On March 5, Muamba became the first player in program history to be nationally ranked in both doubles (No. 61) and singles (No. 109).

Muamba and Liberty (6-9) are set for their first-ever ASUN Conference match, Saturday at Kennesaw State (5-8). Match time between the Flames and Owls is slated for 5 p.m. at the Betty Siegel Tennis Courts in Kennesaw, Ga.

Liberty's ASUN Men's Tennis Player of the Week Honorees in 2019
Jan. 24 – Nicaise Muamba
Jan. 30 – Josh Wilson
Feb. 20 – Nicaise Muamba
Feb. 27 – Nicaise Muamba
March 20 – Nicaise Muamba