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Muamba Reaches Doubles Semifinals at Granby Challenger

July 29, 2019  Granby, Quebec  RSS
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Muamba reached the doubles semifinals at the Granby Challenger.

Muamba reached the doubles semifinals at the Granby Challenger.

Results

Liberty Flames men's tennis rising junior Nicaise Muamba reached the doubles semifinals at the ATP Tour's Granby Challenger, a tournament which wrapped up on Sunday at Club de Tennis des Loisirs de Granby.   

Muamba and his doubles partner, Liam Draxl, posted a 2-1 mark in the event. The duo opened with a straight-sets (6-3, 6-2) round of 16 win against Taha Baadi and Justin Boulais. In the quarterfinals, Muamba and Draxl knocked off the No. 2 seed, Hunter Reese and Adil Shamasdin, in three sets (6-2, 5-7, 1-0 (10-7)) to qualify for the semifinal round.

Muamba and Draxl fell to the eventual champions, No. 3 seed Andre Goransson and Sam Verbeek, in two sets (6-4, 6-3) in the semifinals. Muamba was playing in his home province of Quebec during the tournament and hails from Laval.

Muamba was the 2019 ASUN Men's Tennis Player of the Year, a NCAA Singles Championship participant, ASUN All-Conference first team honoree, Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) All-State singles first team selection and VaSID All-State doubles second team honoree in his first year with the Flames.