Men's Tennis ACCtion: Friday, February 12

Feb. 12, 2010

Cavaliers Open NTI With 4-0 Win Over Alabama
The Virginia men’s tennis team began its quest for a third consecutive ITA National Team Indoor Championship with a 4-0 win over Alabama in a round of 16 match Friday night at the Boyd Tinsley Courts at the Boar’s Head Sports Club. The Cavaliers will meet Georgia in a quarterfinal match Saturday night at 6:30 p.m.

The Cavaliers (5-1) jumped out to a quick start with a dominating doubles performance as a brand new doubles lineup produced immediate results. At No. 1 doubles, Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) and Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.) cruised to an 8-1 win over Ricky Doverspike and Michael Davis. Virginia clinched the opening point at No. 2 doubles, where Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) and Jarmere Jenkins (College Park, Ga.) topped Saketh Myneni and Jarryd Botha 8-2.

Virginia carried its momentum into singles where they recorded three straight set wins to close out the win. At No. 2 singles, Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) defeated Doverspike 6-2, 6-2. Courtney posted a 6-2, 6-2 win of his own at No. 4, downing Botha. Jenkins clinched the win for the Cavaliers with his 6-2, 6-2 win over Michael Thompson. 

Maryland Downs UNC Greensboro, 5-2
The Maryland men's tennis team overcame a slow start in singles play to pick up a 5-2 win over UNC Greensboro Friday afternoon at the Tennis Center at College Park.

The win is the fourth straight for the Terps (4-1) at home to start the season.

Maryland started out the day by picking up the doubles point with two easy victories at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. Freshmen Tommy Laine and Jesse Kiuru, in their first match at No. 1 doubles, battled to a win in a tiebreaker over Orcun Seyrek and Arsel Kumdereli to give the Terps a sweep at doubles.