Men's Tennis ACCtion: Saturday, March 13

March 13, 2010

No. 40 NC State Gets Choboy His 100th Victory at NC State

Raleigh, N.C. - Head coach Jon Choboy couldn't have asked for a better way to earn his 100th victory at NC State. The No. 40 Wolfpack showed some resilience against No. 53 William & Mary to pull out the 5-2 win.

With The Pack hanging on to a 3-2 lead, No. 94 Jaime Pulgar came through in the clutch and beat No. 109 Kenziel Juneau 5-7, 7-5, 6-3.

In doubles play, both teams were showing true grit out on the court, but the Tribe came out with the point. Playing at No. 3 doubles Fernando Banos and Pulgar had little trouble beating Daniel Mihalov and Ilja Orre, 8-1. Dominic Hodgson and Dave Thomson battled hard, but fell 8-6 to Anton Andersson and Juneau. In the deciding match Frideric Prandecki and Rob Lowe lost a heartbreaker to Sebastian Vidal and Jamie Whiteford, 9-8 (5).

No. 40 NC State Blanks Norfolk State 7-0

Raleigh, N.C. - The No. 40 NC State men's tennis team earned its fifth 7-0 sweep of the year in a win over Norfolk State on Saturday, March 13. Earlier in the day head coach Jon Choboy tallied his 100th career win at NC State in a 5-2 victory against No. 53 William & Mary.

The doubles point went in the Wolfpack's favor. Due to the Spartans not fielding a No. 3 doubles team, the win was awarded to Akash Gujarati and Rafael Paez by default. David Chermak teamed with Will Rollinson at No. 2 to take down Keenan Ruff and Jonathan Sessom, 8-3. With the point decided Rob Lowe and Frideric Prandecki lost 8-4 to Aresnio Culver and Ben Marks.

In singles, Prandecki was the first to get a win, by beating Ruff 6-1, 6-0. Rollinson earned his first spring single victory with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Dexter McDowell. Fernando Banos defeated Marks easily, 6-2, 6-1.

Clemson Upsets Miami 4-3 in Men's Tennis

CLEMSON, SC - Freshman Zachary Rigsby defeated Ignacio Taboada at number five singles in clinching the match and giving #47 Clemson a 4-3 upset win over #35 Miami in a men¹s Atlantic Coast Conference tennis match at Clemson, SC Saturday afternoon.

With the win, Clemson improves to 14-0 overall, and 1-0 in ACC play. Miami falls to 5-4 overall and 0-2 in league play. Clemson is ranked 47th nationally, while Miami is ranked 35th according to the latest ITA poll.

The 14-0 start is the second best beginning in school history for the Tigers. The 1969 Clemson squad holds the school¹s record as that team finished the season undefeated with a 16-0 record and won the school¹s first ACC Championship.

Hokies return to winning ways

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia Tech made the most of a trip to the state capital for a neutral court match with a 5-2 victory over Southern Methodist Saturday afternoon. The win snapped a two-match losing streak for the Hokies. The contest was played at the Thalhimer Tennis center on the Virginia Commonwealth University campus.

Tech (6-3), ranked No. 21 nationally, won two of the three doubles matches to take the first point of the day, then captured four of the six singles contests for the victory.

After taking the doubles points, Tech took a 2-0 lead as Corrado Degl' Incerti Tocci (So., Reggio Emilia, Italy) easily won his No. 3 match, 6-2, 6-0, over Tobias Flood. However, the Mustangs (7-8) galloped back to even the contest as Darren Walsh defeated Patrick Daciek (So., Severna Park, Md.), 7-6 (5), 6-2, at No. 4 and 99th-ranked Artem Baradach took the No. 1 contest, 6-4, 6-4 over No. 47 Yoann Re (Sr., Verdun, Quebec, Canada).