Men's Tennis ACCtion: Sunday, March 7

March 7, 2010

No. 1 Virginia Downs No. 4 Texas 9-4
The top-ranked Virginia men’s tennis team won its 62nd consecutive home match with a 9-4 win over No. 4 Texas Sunday afternoon at the Snyder Tennis Center. The match featured an alternative scoring method agreed upon by both coaches that involved four doubles and nine singles matches, all worth one point each.

Virginia (17-1) took an early lead by winning three of the four doubles matches from the Longhorns (13-2). At No. 4, Philippe Oudshoorn (Apeldoorn, The Netherlands) and Steven Eelkman Rooda (Amersfoort, The Netherlands) topped Vasko Mladenov and Jon Wiegand 8-3. The Cavalier duo of Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) and Jarmere Jenkins (College Park, Ga.) downed No. 19 Jean Andersen and Daniel Whitehead 8-5 at the No. 3 position. Texas got on the board with an 8-5 win at No. 2, where No. 22 Ed Corrie and Kellen Damico topped No. 11 Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) and Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India). Virginia closed out doubles play at No. 1 with a win, as No. 21 Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.) and Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) upset fourth-ranked Dimitar Kutrovsky and Josh Zavala 9-7.

The Cavaliers extended their lead early in singles at No. 7, where Rooda topped Ben Chen 6-3, 6-2. Singer made the score 5-1 in favor of Virginia with his 6-1, 6-4 victory over Mladenov at No. 6. Singh, the nation’s top ranked player, downed 10th-ranked Corrie 6-2, 6-4 at No. 2. At No. 9, Wiegand defeated Milo Johnson (Tulsa, Okla.) 6-3, 6-4 to cut the lead to 6-2 before Courtney clinched the match at No. 4 with his 6-4, 6-2 win over Andersen that made the score 7-2. Seventh-ranked Kutrovsky added a win for Texas at No. 1, topping second-ranked Shabaz in straight sets. Virginia countered with three set wins at No. 8 and No. 3, as Oushoorn topped Whitehead and Jenkins downed Damico. Texas won the final match on the courts, at No. 5, where Zavala defeated Barrick.

No. 44 NC State Gets Second Win of the Day
The No. 44 NC State men's tennis won its second matchup of a doubleheader against UNC Asheville, 6-1 on Sunday, March 7. Earlier the Wolfpack beat No. 61 VCU 4-3.

The win puts head coach Jon Choboy one victory away from his 100th at NC State.

Today marks the second of three doubleheaders during the season. 

Georgia Tech Cruises Past UNC-Wilmington, 6-1
Georgia Tech earned straight-set victories at the top three singles positions, and the 29th-ranked Yellow Jackets won their second consecutive match, cruising past 48th-ranked UNC-Wilmington, 6-1, Sunday afternoon at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.

Tech improved to 9-3 for the spring dual season, while the Seahawks lost their second straight and fell to 7-3.

All six singles matches were decided in straight sets. All-American Guillermo Gomez and Kevin King captured victories at the top two singles positions, extending the Yellow Jackets' lead to 3-0. Gomez, the nation's fifth-ranked player, downed Michael Pereira, 6-2, 6-3, and King swept Kinshuk Sharma, 6-2, 6-1.