Men's Tennis ACCtion: Sunday, February 14

Feb. 14, 2010

Virginia Advance to NTI Final with 4-1 Win Over Ohio State
Second-seeded Virginia advanced to its third consecutive ITA National Team Indoor Championship final with a 4-1 win over third-seeded Ohio State Sunday afternoon at the Boyd Tinsley Courts at the Boar's Head Sports Club. The Cavaliers will look to win its third consecutive title on Monday at noon when they meet fifth-seeded Tennessee in the final.

The Cavaliers (7-1) took a 1-0 lead in the match by winning the doubles point. Ohio State (8-1) took an early edge as Matt Allare and Shuhei Uzawa topped Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) and Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) 8-5 at No. 3 doubles. Seconds later the Cavaliers drew even as Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) and Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.) defeated Justin Kronauge and Chase Buchanan 8-6 at the No. 1 position. Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) and Jarmere Jenkins (College Park, Ga.) clinched the opening point with their 8-5 win at No. 2 over Dino Marcan and Balasz Novak.

Virginia won four of the six first sets and won three matches in straight sets. Courtney topped Uzawa 6-3, 6-3 at No. 4 singles, Barrick won 6-2, 6-4 over Novak at No. 5 singles and Singh clinched the victory with his 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 2 over Kronuage. 

Deacons Finish Virginia Road Swing with 4-3 VCU Win
Wake Forest improved to 3-1 with a 4-3 victory over VCU on Sunday afternoon in Richmond.

The Demon Deacons swept the doubles contest but had a close singles matchup with the Rams. Tripper Carleton topped Tim Johannsen 6-4, 7-6 (6) at No. 2, Jonathan Wolff downed Filip Svensson at No. 4 6-1, 6-4 and Zach Leslie topped Camill Salomon at No. 6 6-3, 6-1.

Wake Forest will play its first home match of the season on Saturday, February 20, hosting ETSU at 12 p.m.

Maryland Loses Heartbreaker to Tribe
In a match that went down to the wire, the Maryland men's tennis team fell just short of a victory, losing to No. 75 William & Mary, 4-3, on Sunday.

With the loss, the Terps fall to 4-2 on the year, with both losses coming on the road to ranked opponents.

In the final match of the day, played in No. 1 singles, Maryland freshman Sergio Wyss forced a third-set tiebreaker against Keziel Juneau, ranked 122nd nationally.