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Muamba Honored on ASUN Men's Tennis All-Decade Team

July 21, 2020  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Muamba has been selected to the ASUN Men's Tennis All-Decade Team.

Muamba has been selected to the ASUN Men's Tennis All-Decade Team.

ASUN Conference Men's Tennis 2011-20 All-Decade Team

Nicaise Muamba of the Liberty Flames men's tennis team has been named to the 2011-20 ASUN Conference Men's Tennis All-Decade Team, as announced today by the conference office.

Throughout the month of July, the ASUN will be recognizing each sport's top student-athletes from the recently completed decade. Liberty spent the final year and a half of the decade as a conference member after joining the ASUN on July 1, 2018.

The Flames have quickly made their presence known in the ASUN Conference, as eight different Liberty squads have won at least one ASUN team title over the last two years. Liberty captured the 2018-19 Bill Bibb Trophy, which is awarded to the ASUN Conference institution with the top overall athletic program.

Muamba, a native of Laval, Quebec, Canada, earned ASUN Men's Tennis Player of the Year honors as a sophomore in 2019 after becoming the second player in program history to compete in the NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Championships. He compiled a 26-13 overall singles mark during the 2018-19 season, also earning ASUN All-Conference first team honors and VaSID All-State singles first team recognition. Muamba and his doubles partner, Chase Burton, earned VaSID All-State doubles second team distinction.

During the 2018-19 campaign, Muamba also earned a conference-best four ASUN Player of the Week honors, was nationally ranked in singles seven times and doubles once and finished the year as the ninth-ranked singles player in the ITA Atlantic Region.

As a junior during the 2019-20 season, Muamba began the fall as the 65th-ranked singles player in the county. The native of Canada tied for the team lead with 17 singles victories while facing six ranked foes during the year. In doubles, he finished third on the team with 12 wins. Muamba and his doubles partner, freshman Deji Thomas-Smith, advanced to the doubles main draw final of the ITA Atlantic Regional at Virginia, posting a 5-1 record during the event.