Men's Tennis ACCtion: Friday, March 5

March 5, 2010

Virginia Opens Outdoor Season With Doubleheader Sweep
The top-ranked Virginia men’s tennis team opened the outdoor portion of its schedule with a doubleheader sweep Friday afternoon at the Snyder Tennis Center. The Cavaliers topped Old Dominion 8-0 and Georgetown 9-0, as both matches were played using alternative scoring that included extra singles matches.

Virginia (16-1, 2-0 ACC) opened the day with an 8-0 win over Old Dominion (10-4). The Cavaliers swept the doubles point with wins by Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) and Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.) at No. 1, Jarmere Jenkins (College Park, Ga.) and Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) at No. 2, and Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) and Santiago Villegas (Bogota, Colombia) at No. 3.

The first match included seven singles matches, all won by Virginia. Shabaz, Courtney, Barrick, Singer, Philippe Oudshoorn (Apeldoorn, The Netherlands) and Steven Eelkman Rooda (Amersfoort, The Natherlands) all won in straight sets, while Jenkins won in three sets at No. 2. 

Boston College Upsets No. 48 UNC Wilmington, 4-3
The Boston College men's tennis team posted one of its most impressive wins this season on Thursday afternoon by defeating No. 48 ranked UNC Wilmington 4-3, at UNCW Tennis Complex in Wilmington, N.C.

The win puts Boston College at the .500 mark for the first time all season at 6-6, while the loss drops UNC Wilmington to 7-2.

BC lost the doubles point with its lone doubles win coming from Thomas Nolan and Erik Kreutzer, who are now ranked 47th nationally and first in the northeast, at the number one spot beating Michael Pereira and Ryan Ybarra by the score of 8-1.

Duke Edged By Texas, 5-2
It went down to the third set in the last two singles matches, but Duke was nipped by No. 4 Texas, 5-2, this afternoon at the Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center.

The 33rd-ranked Blue Devils (5-3) battled with the Longhorns, going into three match tiebreakers. Duke was down 2-3 overall with Dylan Arnould and David Holland still on the court, but Texas was able to edge both matches to take the win.

Arnould fought back from a 1-6 first set to win the second set 6-4 and then dropped a third-set tiebreaker, 8-6. Holland also worked his way back to win his second set 6-4 after being down 2-6 in the first set, before Vasko Mladenov took the third set, 6-4.