FAMU Men to Compete in Tennis Saturday


Florida A&M University’s men’s tennis is set to play Tulane Green Wave on Saturday in
New Orleans.
Tulane Green Wave has a 3-0 record. The team has already equaled their win total from
last season, which sat at 3-19.
FAMU has had a difficult start, but had their first win last week against the Florida Gulf
Coast University with a final score of 6-1.
“The season is going pretty good, we have a pretty tuff schedule this season,” Coach
Carl Goodman said. “Most of our games are away games; we have 4 home games and 20
away games this season.”
The tennis team is 1-2 this season, losing to two strong teams, University of South
Florida and University of North Florida. Goodman was still proud of his players.
USF and UNF are ranked in the top 60 in the nation.
“South Florida had a really solid team, two of their players are ranked top 100 NCA wise
and two of our guys took them to three sets.” Goodman said.
As the team prepares for the game, the coach expressed his concern about weather
affecting its practices this week.
“This week the rain hurt us. We did roadwork indoors and tomorrow we possibly will not
be able to play (practice) outside due to the weather again.”
Its been raining all week, hindering the team’s outdoor practices before the game
on Saturday. However, despite their lack of outdoor practice, the team says they are
confident and ready to win this weekend.
“We are ready, physically and mentally to win this game, everyone is more confident
after the win last Sunday,” said Takura happy.
Goodman said this is one of the strongest teams performance wise. Takura happy was
last season’s rookie of the year. Levan Clark and Chidi Gabriel, transfer students, were
both in the top 60 prospects coming out of high school, and Michael Moore, a senior, was
first team all conference.
“I’m just hoping we do better this season, our goal is to make it to nationals,” Happy said.
“I expect to win the game on Saturday, I will be out there giving nothing but my best,”
Gabriel said.