NEW ORLEANS, La. – SWAC Tennis Freshman of the Year, Nischay Rewal’s victory over Takura Mlambo, lifted Alcorn State to a 4-2 win over Alabama State to claim the 2014 Southwestern Athletic Conference Men’s Tennis Championship on Sunday at the City Park / Pepsi Tennis Center.

Rewal earned the victory in No. 3 singles play with set scores of 6-3 and 7-5.

ALC (9-8) stayed unbeaten in league competition winning its eighth championship title overall and fourth in a six-year span.

After dropping doubles play to ASU (7-12), the Braves totaled wins from tournament MVP Ernesto Santillan (No. 1), Nikita Kostiko (No.5) and Garry Amor (No.6).

Santillan earned his match with sets of 6-0 and 6-3 while Kostiko defeated his opponent – 6-2, 6-2. Amor followed with 6-2, 6-3, to take his match to give ALC a cushion for the deciding point.

The Hornets claimed the doubles match-up behind the duo of Dylan Cleary and Jarred Thompson, 8-6 along with Digvijay Naruka and Mlambo, 8-5.

Adam Coyne picked up ASU’s only victory in singles defeating Max Tkachenko, 6-2, 6-4.

Alcorn State will face an opponent to be announce during the NCAA Selection Show (Teams) via online stream The show is slated for April 29 at 5 p.m.

Courtesy: Southwestern Athletic Conference


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