Men's Tennis ACCTion: Saturday, February 27

Feb. 27, 2010

Virginia Sweeps Tripleheader
The top-ranked Virginia men’s tennis team played a tripleheader Saturday at the Boyd Tinsley Courts at the Boar’s Head Sports Club, winning all three matches to extend its home winning streak to 59 matches. The Cavaliers downed Wofford, Liberty and Longwood all by 7-0 scores.

In all three contests, the Cavaliers (14-1, 2-0 ACC) won the doubles point, losing just one match in the process. Virginia used five different doubles combinations on the day, including the team Philippe Oudshoorn (Apeldoorn, The Netherlands) and Steven Eelkman Rooda (Amersfoort, The Netherlands), who posted doubles wins in all three matches.

In singles, Virginia won every match in straight sets as 10 different Cavaliers saw action. Oudshoorn and Santiago Villegas (Bogota, Colombia) both won three singles matches on the day, while Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.), Rooda, Julen Uriguen (Guatemala City, Guatemala) and Milo Johnson (Tulsa, Okla.) each won twice. Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.), Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.), Brian Fang (Hacienda Heights, Calif.) and Dino Dell’Orto (Hong Kong, China) also recorded a win for Virginia.

No. 19 Florida State Wins Thriller
The No. 19 Florida State men's tennis team defeated No. 16 Pepperdine 4-3 on Saturday afternoon in a thrilling match. Freshman Andres Bucaro (Guatemala City, Guatemala) rallied from a set down to win the final two sets that clinched the Seminoles victory.

Florida State won the first three points of the dual-match by sweeping doubles and earning singles victories from seniors Jean-Yves Aubone (Miami, Fla.) and Vahid Mirzadeh (Wellington, Fla.). Pepperdine took the next three points with singles wins on courts three, four and six before the decisive match on court five went down to the wire.

Freshman Andres Bucaro (Guatemala City, Guatemala) had a promising 4-1 lead in the first set of the match on court five but a solid five-game rally by No. 115 Finn Tearney of Pepperdine gave the Waves the first set, 6-4.

Wake Forest Tops Michigan, 5-2
The Wake Forest men's tennis team defeated Michigan 5-2 on Saturday afternoon.

The Demon Deacons dropped the doubles point 2-1. Carlos Salmon and David Hopkins took the solo win at No. 3, topping Chris Madden and Chris Cha 9-8.

Tripper Carleton led the Deacs at No. 1 singles where he posted a 6-2, 6-4 upset over No. 33 Jason Jung.

Georgia Tech Sweeps Georgia State, 7-0
The Georgia Tech men's tennis team won each of their doubles and singles matches to shut out Georgia State, 7-0 on Saturday afternoon at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.

With the victory, the 30th ranked Yellow Jackets improved to 8-3 overall, while Georgia State fell to 7-4 with the loss.

Georgia Tech got off to a good start in the match by taking the doubles point with a clean sweep of the Georgia State doubles lineup. The first team to finish for Tech was the number two tandem of Kevin King and Juan Spir, who made quick work of GSU's Jackson Moore and Juan Pablo Guitierrez with an 8-1 win.

Clemson Defeats Navy 7-0
Clemson continued its hot start to the season with a 7-0 win over Navy in the second match of a men's intercollegiate tennis double-header in Clemson, SC Saturday afternoon.

Colder, windy weather made the conditions less than ideal for outdoor matches, but the Tigers were solid dropping only one set on the day. "Playing in these conditions give us a real taste for the rest of our outdoor matches," said Clemson assistant coach John Boetsch.

Clemson Defeats Southern Mississippi 6-1
Clemson won its ninth straight match today with a 6-1 win over Southern Mississippi in a men's intercollegiate tennis match at Clemson, SC Saturday morning.

With the win, Clemson improves to 9-0 on the year, while Southern Mississippi falls to 4-5. The nine Clemson wins are the most victories to start a season since the 2007 team won its first nine matches that year. The school record for most matches won to start a season is 16. The 1969 team was undefeated that year and finished with a 16-0 record.