Men's Tennis ACCtion: Saturday, March 20

March 21, 2010

Seminoles Tame Tigers 7-0

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 20 Florida State men’s tennis team (11-3, 4-0) continued its Atlantic Coast Conference streak Saturday by overpowering No. 29 Clemson, 7-0, at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center. With the sunny Tallahassee weather on their side the ‘Noles were able to knock down the conference leader and hand the Tigers their first loss of the season.

The Seminoles showed their dominance early on by earning the doubles point with back-to-back wins on courts one and three.

Court one saw No. 70 Vahid Mirzadeh and Connor Smith teaming up to dominate Carlos Alvarez and Juan Bolona 8-3, while the twosome of Andres Bucaro and Anderson Reed surpassed Moritz Dettinger and Zachary Rigsby 8-4 on court three to put FSU on the board.

Singles was no different as the Garnet and Gold ruled the courts by winning all first sets.

Leading the way with FSU’s second point was No. 71 Clint Bowles on court three as the Seminole crushed Kevin Galloway 6-0, 6-3.

Senior Mirzadeh, ranked No. 48 in the country, continued his streak by posting his 11th consecutive triumph this season as the ‘Nole surpassed Derek DiFazio 6-1, 6-1 on court two to give the squad its third point.

Securing the victory for FSU was Smith on court four as the newcomer rolled past Wesley Moran 6-2, 6-2 to mark the fourth point.

No. 45 Miami Rolls Past Princeton, 6-1

Coral Gables, Fla. – The No. 45 University of Miami men’s tennis team cruised past visiting Princeton, 6-1, at home at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center on Saturday afternoon.

The Hurricanes (6-6) won five singles matches in straight sets to claim the match and even their record in dual-match play, while Princeton (3-10) dropped their fourth-straight match this week in the Sunshine State.

Miami’s No. 3 doubles tandem of Barnabas Carrega and All-American Carl Sunberg rolled to the 8-1 victory, while the Hurricanes rallied at the top-two spots to sweep the Tigers in doubles play.

David Simon extended Miami’s lead to 2-0 with his team-high 15th singles win of the season, knocking off Princeton’s Ryan Kim, 6-1, 6-2, at the No. 4 position. Sundberg added the third point for the Hurricanes with the 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 2 over Matt Spindler.

Keith Crowley clinched the win for UM, defeating Alex Faust, 6-1, 6-0, at the No. 3 position.

No. 36 NC State Falls to No. 48 Rice, 4-1

Houston, Texas - The No. 36 NC State men's tennis team fell to No. 48 Rice 4-1 on Saturday, March 20. After winning the doubles point, the Wolfpack couldn't muster a win in singles play.

The Pack changed around the doubles teams, but got off to a promising start. Jaime Pulgar and Dave Thomson took down Oscar Podlewski and Dennis Polyakov 8-6. Fernando Banos and Frideric Prandecki edged by Bruno Rosa and Isamu Tachibana 9-8 (5) to clinch the point. No. 45 Michael Nuesslein and Christian Saravia beat Dominic Hodgson and Rob Lowe 8-5.

It was a rough day for the Pack during singles matches as three players lost the third set. No. 94 Pulgar lost a heartbreaker to No. 34 Rosa, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-1. D. Thomson was defeated 7-5, 5-7, 6-2 by Podlewski. Lowe lost to Sam Garforth-Bles, 6-2, 6-3.

Boston College @ Brown - score not available