Muamba won in both singles and doubles on Friday at Miami.
Archived Broadcast of the Match Despite Liberty sophomore Nicaise Muamba's singles victory over the 21st-ranked player in the country, the Flames men's tennis squad dropped its 2019 spring season opener at Miami by a 6-1 final, Friday at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center.
Liberty falls to 0-1 on the young season, while Miami improves to 2-0 following a pair of victories over ASUN foes on Friday. The Hurricanes defeated the Stetson Hatters 7-0 earlier in the day.
Miami 6, Liberty 1
Singles Competition 1. Nicaise Muamba (LIBERTYM) def. #21 A. Soriano Barrera (UM) 6-4, 6-3 2. #35 Bojan Jankulovski (UM) def. Eddie Gutierrez (LIBERTYM) 6-2, 6-3 3. Dane Dunlap (UM) def. William Barker (LIBERTYM) 6-0, 6-1 4. #97 Francisco Bastias (UM) def. Ian Sturgill (LIBERTYM) 6-0, 6-3 5. Franco Aubone (UM) def. Josh Wilson (LIBERTYM) 6-4, 6-3 6. Kaya Gore (UM) def. Chase Burton (LIBERTYM) 6-3, 7-5
Doubles Competition 1. Nicaise Muamba/Chase Burton (LIBERTYM) def. A. Soriano Barrera/Dane Dunlap (UM) 6-4 2. Franco Aubone/Kaya Gore (UM) def. Josh Wilson/Steve Mundt (LIBERTYM) 7-6 (7-5) 3. Francisco Bastias/Bojan Jankulovski (UM) def. William Barker/Vince Salas (LIBERTYM) 6-4
Liberty 0-1 Miami 2-0 Order of finish: Doubles (1, 3, 2); Singles (3, 4, 2, 5, 1, 6) T-2:45
Thoughts From Head Coach Derek Schwandt "Congrats to Nicaise on beating the No. 21 player in the country. Hard work pays off, and we can always count on Nicaise to bring the energy, focus and discipline to practice. I was encouraged by our doubles performance. We are building some strong fundamentals. We are excited about our season and our next opportunity at Drexel."
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