Men's Tennis ACCtion: Sunday, March 21

March 21, 2010

Pack Breezes Past Tulane 4-0

Houston, Texas - The No. 36 NC State men's tennis team finished the Rice Invitational with a 4-0 sweep of Tulane. The Wolfpack ended the three-day event with a 2-1 record.

The Pack opened up doubles play with the same lineup as yesterday. Dominic Hodgson and Rob Lowe took down Shaye Wali and Joe Young, 8-3. Jaime Pulgar and Dave Thomson easily beat Etham Frenkel and Trevor Getz 8-1 to give the Pack the doubles point. Fernando Banos and Frideric Prandecki were tied 4-4 with Adam Bernstein and Rodrigo Rappoccioli before the point was decided.

In singles, the Wolfpack won the first three matches and were leading in the other three when the victory was sealed. No. 94 Pulgar led the way with 6-3, 6-0 win over Wali. Gujarati defeated Frenkel, 6-1, 6-2. Hodgson gave the Pack the win with a 6-2, 7-5 victory against Young.

No. 22 Hokies Dominate No. 62 Maryland

BLACKSBURG, Va. - In singles action, No. 51 Yoann Re (Sr., Verdun, Quebec, Canada) defeated Jesse Kiuru in the top spot, 2-0 (6-4, 6-1). In the second spot, No. 67 Luka Somen (So., Karlovac, Croatia) earned the win over No. 124 Tommy Laine, 6-1, 7-6 (4), while Corrado Delg'Incerti Tocci (So., Reggio Emilia, Italy) dominated the third spot, topping John Collins, 7-6 (2), 6-2.

Rounding out the singles victories were Patrick Daciek's (So., Severna Park, Md.) win over Sergio Wyss (6-2, 6-0) in the third spot, Will Beck's (Jr., Potomac, Md.) defeat of Ryan Lissner (6-2, 7-6 (2)) and No. 107 Sebastien Jacques' (Jr., Magog, Quebec, Canada) sixth-spot win over Mathais Sarrazin (7-5, 6-1).

No. 1 Virginia Downs Baylor and Gardner-Webb

CHARLOTTESVILLE - The top-ranked Virginia men's tennis team secured its eighth consecutive 20-win season as it swept a doubleheader Sunday at the Snyder Tennis Center. The Cavaliers (20-1, 3-0 ACC) topped No. 8 Baylor 5-2 in the first match before downing Gardner-Webb 9-2 in the nightcap.

Virginia opened the day by topping the Bears (13-3), their fifth top-10 win of the season. The Cavaliers opened the match by sweeping the three doubles contests for a 1-0 lead. Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) and Jarmere Jenkins (College Park, Ga.) gave UVa the early advantage with an 8-3 win over Julian Bley and Atilla Bucko at No. 3. No. 17 Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) and Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.) won a battle of nationally ranked teams at No. 1, downing No. 33 Maros Horny and Jordan Rux. Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) and Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) completed the sweep with a tiebreaker win over Denes Lukacs and Roberto Maytin at No. 2.

In singles, the Cavaliers extended their lead to 2-0 as No. 4 ranked Shabaz cruised to a 6-3, 6-2 win over No. 16 Lukacs at the top position. The Bears cut the lead in half as Maytin defeated Barrick 6-3, 6-4 at No. 5. Singh gave Virginia a 3-1 lead with his 6-3, 6-2 win over Rux at the No. 2 position.

Yale 5, Boston College 2

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