Men's Tennis ACCtion: Saturday, February 20

Feb. 21, 2010

Virginia Records Pair of 7-0 Wins
The No. 1 Virginia men's tennis team recorded a pair of shutout wins on Saturday at the Boyd Tinsley Courts at the Boar's Head Sports Club, downing No. 35 LSU and Boston College, both by 7-0 scores. The Cavaliers improve to 10-1 on the season while running its home winning streak to 56 matches.

Virginia opened the day with a 7-0 win over No. 35 LSU (0-4). The doubles point was tight, as the No. 1 and No. 2 matches went to tiebreakers after Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) and Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) won at No. 3 doubles for Virginia. Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.) and Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) won the tiebreaker at No. 1 doubles to clinch the opening point for Virginia. Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) and Jarmere Jenkins (College Park, Ga.) won the tiebreaker at No. 2 doubles to complete the sweep.

There was no drama in singles play, as the Cavaliers won all six matches in straight sets. Singh topped Sebastian Carlsson 6-0, 6-2 at No. 2 singles to make the score 2-0. Shabaz's 6-4 6-2 win over Neal Skupski at the top position increased the lead to 3-0. Courtney clinched the win at No. 4 doubles with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Stefan Szacinski. Philippe Oudshoorn (Apeldoorn, The Netherlands), Jenkins and Barrick won their matches at No. 6, No. 3, and No.5 respectively to complete the 7-0 win. 

Wake Forest Claims 6-1 Victory Over ETSU
The 16th ranked Wake Forest men's tennis team defeated ETSU by a score of 6-1 on Saturday afternoon at the Indoor Tennis Center. Wake Forest improves to 4-1 with the victory and ETSU stalls at 2-5.

The 12th ranked doubles duo of Senior Steve Forman and Junior Iain Atkinson took down their opponents by a score of 8-3, and Jon Wolff and Tripper Carleton also claimed an 8-3 victory on the day.

In singles play, Jon Wolff jumped out to a quick start and never looked back, as he finished first with a 6-0, 6-1 victory over ETSU's Jesus Bandres. The 74th ranked Carleton followed close behind by defeating ETSU's Grega Teraz 6-0, 6-2 in the top singles position. 

No. 22 UNC Scores Road Win In Ann Arbor
The 22nd-ranked UNC Tar Heels' strong effort in singles play secured a 6-1 victory over No. 34 Michigan on Saturday night.

After losing all three doubles matches, Carolina stormed back with six straight singles wins to clinch the team victory.

The Tar Heels staged a similar comeback in 2009, when they hosted No. 32 Michigan on March 15 as the 37th-ranked team in the country. After losing the doubles point, UNC rallied in singles for a 4-3 upset victory. Clay Donato, Brennan Boyajian and Andrew Crone each won their respective singles matches against the Wolverines in both 2009 and 2010.

Terps Knock Off George Washington, 6-1
The Maryland men's tennis team finished a perfect weekend Saturday, defeating George Washington, 6-1, at the Tennis Center at College Park.

The Terps (6-2) have now won six straight matches at home to start the 2010 campaign.

Maryland controlled the match against the Colonials (1-2) from the beginning, with the team's only loss coming at No. 3 singles.