Men's Tennis ACCtion: Saturday, February 6

Feb. 6, 2010

Hokies blank Boston College, 7-0
Virginia Tech experienced no problems Saturday afternoon in recording a 7-0 win over Boston College in the ACC opener for both teams at the Weymouth Club. Tech improved to 3-1 on the year and 1-0 in the ACC, while Boston College fell to 0-2 and 0-1 in league play.

Tech, ranked No. 20 nationally which is the highest ranking in the history of the program, won all three doubles matches for the first point of the day, then swept all six singles for the victory.

In singles, Yoann Re (Sr., Verdun, Quebec, Canada) defeated Thomas Nolan, 6-3, 6-3, at No. 1 and Luke Somen (So., Karlovac, Croatia) took the No. 2 contest, 6-4, 7-6 (4), over Akash Muppidi. Elsewhere, Corrado Degl’ Incerti Tocci (So., Reggio Emilia, Italy) cruised to a, 6-3, 6-4, No. 3 victory against Erik Kreutzer, Patrick Daciek, ranked No. 75 nationally, took the No. 4 match, 6-1, 6-3, versus Alex Skinner, Will Beck (Jr., Potomac, Md.) took Brendon Wong, 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (9), at No. 5 and Sebastien Jacques (Jr., Magog, Quebec, Canada), ranked No. 100, defeated Brian Locklear, 6-3, 6-2, in the No. 6 match.

No. 18 Seminoles Spear The Bulls 7-0
The No. 18 ranked Florida State Seminoles continued to play outstanding tennis on Saturday, sweeping No. 42 South Florida with a 7-0 victory. It was the first 7-0 win the Seminoles have posted this season and their second sweep as they improved their spring record to 4-1.

Florida State won all nine matches (six singles, three doubles) in the dominating victory. The match was clinched when junior No. 23 Clint Bowles (Tampa, Fla.) defeated No. 64 Jamal Adderley 6-3, 6-3.

It was the second consecutive victory in straight sets for Bowles - currently the highest ranked singles player on the team. Bowles also defeated LSU's Cody Loup in straight sets 6-2, 6-0 last weekend. 

Clemson Sweeps Doubleheader
The Clemson Tigers picked up a pair of victories over USC Upstate and Presbyterian College at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers began the day by picking up a 5-2 victory over the Spartans. Senior Carlos Alvarez clinched the match with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 win in number-three singles over USC Upstate's Edgar Rodriguez.

Derek DiFazio, Rok Bizjak, and Kevin Galloway also won singles matches for the Tigers against the Spartans.

The Tigers earned a 7-0 victory in the afternoon match against the Blue Hose. The Tigers did not drop a set in the match.

No. 46 NC State Tops Old Dominion 6-1
On the road for the first time this spring, the No. 46 NC State men's tennis team defeated Old Dominion 6-1 on Saturday, Feb. 6.

The Wolfpack got the morning started by sweeping the doubles matches. Rob Lowe and Frideric Prandecki took down Tobias Fanselow and Benjamin Chomette, 8-4. Dominic Hodgson teamed with Dave Thomson to beat Yakov Diskin and Krzystof Muzalewski, 8-4. Akash Gujarati paired with Jaime Pulgar for the first time to beat Albert Ochagavia and Alfredo Rodriguez, 8-6.

In singles play Hodgson defeated Chomette in straight sets at the No. 2 spot, 6-1, 6-2. Playing at the No. 3, Lowe won 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 over Diskin. D. Thomson has yet to lose a match in the spring, winning 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 against Muzalewski.

Virginia Upset at Kentucky 4-3
The No. 2 Virginia men's tennis team suffered its first loss of the season as it was upset 4-3 at No. 14 Kentucky Saturday. The loss snapped the Cavaliers' 63-match regular season winning streak, which dated back to 2006. In their second match of the day, Virginia defeated Eastern Kentucky 6-0 in the nightcap of the doubleheader.

The Cavaliers (4-1) fell behind early against Kentucky, being swept in the doubles for a 1-0 deficit. Early in singles, Virginia drew even as Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.) topped Graham Dyce 6-2, 6-1 at No. 4 singles. But the Wildcats retook the lead, 3-1, as Eric Quigley topped Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) at No. 1 singles and Alex Musialek defeated Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) at No. 2 singles. Virginia rallied to tie the match at 3-3 as Jarmere Jenkins (College Park, Ga.) downed Brad Cox 7-6, 7-6 at No. 3 and Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) won in three sets over Anthony Rossi at No. 5 singles. In the final match on the courts, Alberto Gonzalez topped Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) at No. 6 singles 6-3, 7-6 to clinch the win for Kentucky.

In the second match of the day for Virginia, the Cavaliers used six other players to top Eastern Kentucky 6-0. Philippe Oudshoorn (Apeldpoorn, The Netherlands), Steven Eelkman Rooda (Amersfoort, The Netherlands), Milo Johnson (Tulsa, Okla.), Julen Uriguen (Guatemala City, Guatemala), Santiago Villegas (Bogota, Colombia) and Dino Dell'Orto (Hong Kong, China) won for the Cavaliers. Doubles was not played. 

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