Men's Tennis ACCtion: Friday, April 2

April 3, 2010

No. 1 Virginia Wins 4-3 at No. 20 North Carolina
The top-ranked Virginia men’s tennis team ran its ACC win streak to 53 consecutive matches with a 4-3 win over No. 20 North Carolina Friday afternoon at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center. The Cavaliers improve to 26-1 overall and 6-0 in the ACC as they recorded their 23rd consecutive victory.

Virginia opened the match by sweeping the three doubles contests from the Tar Heels (12-4, 3-2 ACC). Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) and Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) opened the match with an 8-2 win over Brennan Boyajian and Cameron Ahari at the No. 2 position. At No. 1, Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) and Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.) clinched the opening point with an 8-6 win over Clay Donato and Stefan Hardy. Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) and Jarmere Jenkins (College Park, Ga.) completed the doubles sweep with an 8-5 win over Andrew Crone and Jose Hernandez at No. 3.

In singles, the Cavaliers pushed their lead to 3-0 with a pair of straight set wins. Barrick downed Crone 6-2, 6-4 at No. 5 singles and Shabaz defeated Donato 7-6, 6-3 at the top position. The Tar Heels answered with three wins to tie the match at 3-3. Boyajian topped Jenkins at No. 4, Hernandez defeated Singh at No. 2 and Hardy won at No. 3 over Courtney. With the match on the line, Singer posted a 7-6, 3-6, 6-2 win over Zach Hunter to seal the 4-3 win for the Cavaliers.

Duke Cruises Past Virginia Tech, 6-1
Duke took a commanding 6-1 win against No. 18 Virginia Tech at the Ambler Tennis Stadium this afternoon. The 27th-ranked Blue Devils (11-5, 4-0 ACC) earned their fourth ACC win and continued their six-match win streak.

Duke got out to the early lead, with the third-ranked pair of Henrique Cunha and Reid Carleton cruising to an 8-2 victory in No. 1 doubles over Will Beck and Patrick Daciek from Virginia Tech. It was the 29th win of the season for Cunha and Carleton.

In No. 2 doubles, Blue Devils Dylan Arnould and David Holland, currently tabbed 80th in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings, took down the No. 73 Hokie pair of Yoann Re and Sebastien Jacques, 8-2. Duke was up 6-1 before closing out the pro set. The win gave Duke the doubles point and a 1-0 advantage going into singles play.

Noles Stop Wolfpack 5-2
After losing their last two matches, the No. 22 Seminoles came back strong to win 5-2 in a four hour match against the No. 40 NC State men's tennis team. After winning the doubles point at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center, Florida State won four of the six singles matches to clinch the win. The Seminoles are now 12-5 with a 5-2 record in the ACC while the Wolfpack fell to 13-8 and 1-5 in the ACC.

In doubles play, the No. 38 duo of senior Jean-Yves Aubone (Miami, Fla.) and junior Clint Bowles (Tampa, Fla.) won their third straight match with a 8-5 victory on court two to clinch the doubles point. The No. 39 pair of senior Vahid Mirzadeh (Wellington, Fla.) and freshman Connor Smith (Tampa, Fla.) won 8-4 on court one to win their 12th doubles match of the season.

In singles play, No. 24 Aubone defeated No. 70 Jaime Pulgar 6-1, 6-2 on court one to come off the courts first. Today's wins in singles and doubles puts him tied for ninth in the all-time career wins list to tie with assistant coach Mat Cloer at 154 and tied for eighth in all-time doubles wins with 75.

No. 24 Deacons Take Out Hurricanes, 5-2
The No. 24 Wake Forest men's tennis team defeated Miami 5-2 on Friday afternoon in Coral Gables, Fla.

Wake Forest improves to 10-5 and 4-1 in the ACC with the victory. The Demon Deacons will continue play in Florida on Sunday when they face FSU at 12 p.m.

No. 25 Georgia Tech Sweeps Maryland, 7-0
The Georgia Tech men's tennis team swept all doubles and singles matches to shut out Maryland, 7-0 on Friday afternoon at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.

With the win, the 25th ranked Yellow Jackets improved to 14-3 overall and 5-1 in the ACC. The Jackets also extended their winning streak to six and improved to 11-0 on the season at the Bill Moore Tennis Center. Maryland fell to 10-7 overall, 1-5 in the ACC.

The Yellow Jackets got off to a fast start after sweeping all three doubles matches to take a 1-0 lead overall. The first team to wrap up their match Eliot Potvin and Ryan Smith, who were 8-3 winners in the number two spot over Jesse Kiuru and John Collins of the Terrapins.

Clemson Defeats Boston College 5-2
Clemson defeated Boston College 5-2 in a men's Atlantic Coast Conference tennis match at Clemson, SC Friday afternoon.

With the win, Clemson improves to 16-6 overall and 2-4 in the ACC. The Tigers are ranked 43rd nationally according to the latest ITA poll. Boston College is 8-11 overall and 0-7 in league play.

Clemson won the doubles point as the Tigers swept all three matches. The Tigers went up 2-0 as Kevin Galloway defeated Alex Skinner 6-1, 6-1 at number three singles.