Men's Tennis ACCtion: Saturday, March 27

March 27, 2010

No. 29 Georgia Tech Topples No. 26 Wake Forest, 4-3, on the Road

ATLANTA - Guillermo Gomez and Kevin King won come-from-behind matches at the first two singles positions, bringing 29th-ranked Georgia Tech back from a 3-1 deficit to topple No. 26 Wake Forest, 4-3, Saturday afternoon in Winston-Salem, N.C.

The win was the third straight for Tech and improved the Yellow Jackets' dual-match record to 11-3 overall, 2-1 in the ACC. The Demon Deacons fell to 7-5 overall, 1-1 in the ACC.

"I'm extremely proud of the way our guys fought today," said head coach Kenny Thorne. "They believed all the way through the match and left everything on the court. We got a much-needed road win in the ACC, and we must follow it up with another one tomorrow."

Gomez, the nation's fifth-ranked player, clinched the match for the Jackets at the No. 1 singles position, defeating No. 56 Steven Forman in a three-set thriller, 7-6, 6-7, 7-5, going to tie breakers in the first two sets. The All-American from Alicante, Spain, lost two service breaks and trailed 4-0 in the third set before coming back to win.

Tar Heels Roll To Eighth Straight Win

WEYMOUTH, Mass. - The 18th-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels maintained a perfect ACC record by defeating Boston College 6-1 Saturday afternoon.

UNC has now won eight matches in a row, and is 13-2 headed into Tuesday's match with No. 26 Wake Forest.

"I'm really proud of the way the guys competed this weekend," said head coach Sam Paul. "This was a tough road trip."

Fifty-fourth ranked Clay Donato and Stefan Hardy scored an 8-5 upset against No. 27 Thomas Nolan and Erik Kreutzer in doubles play. The Tar Heels also won the second and third flights to complete a sweep of doubles.

In singles, Stefan Hardy and Cameron Ahari set the pace with straight-set victories. Hardy defeated BC's Jonathan Schroeder without dropping a game at the No. 3 slot, while Ahari beat the Eagles' Adam Davison 6-1, 6-1 at the sixth spot.