NCAA Men's Tennis ACCtion: Friday, May 10

May 10, 2013

Clemson Defeats Boise State 4-3 in NCAA Tournament

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Clemson's Dominique Maden defeated Filipp Pogostkin at number-four singles in clinching the match and leading the #23 Tigers to a 4-3 victory over #42 Boise State in the first round of the NCAA Men's Tennis Tournament at Knoxville, Tenn. Friday afternoon.

With the win, Clemson improves to 19-7 on the year, while Boise State falls to 20-10 this season.  Clemson will meet the winner of the Tennessee/S.C. State match on Saturday (May 11) at 1:00 p.m. in Knoxville.

This is the first NCAA appearance for Clemson since the 2007 season.  It also marks the 25th time that the Tigers have played in the NCAA Tournament since the event went to a team dual match format in 1977.  Over the years, Clemson has advanced to the NCAA Final eight on seven occasions and the NCAA Final 16 a total of 12 times.

Clemson took an early lead when the Tigers took the doubles' team point.  Clemson's Zachary Rigsby and Ayrton Wibowo defeated Garrett Patton and Scott Sears, 8-4 at number-two doubles to clinch the team point.




Duke Advances Past Coastal Carolina, 4-0

DURHAM, N.C. - Senior Henrique Cunha captured impressive wins in doubles and singles, as the ninth-ranked Duke men's tennis team downed Coastal Carolina, 4-0, Friday afternoon in the first round of the NCAA Team Championships at Ambler Tennis Stadium. Duke improves to 23-5 on the season and moves on to face UNC Wilmington in the second round. The match has been moved to a noon start time, due to the threat of inclement weather.

The Blue Devils opened the match by winning the doubles point for the 22nd time this season with wins on courts one and two. Cunha and sophomore Raphael Hemmeler captured the first match of the day for Duke at the No. 1 position with an 8-4 win over Garik Yedigarian and Matias Di Pasquale. The duo got off to a strong start by winning the first four games of the match.

Moments later, junior Fred Saba and freshman Bruno Semenzato sealed the opening point with an 8-4 win on court two over Coastal Carolina's John Karle and Leo Christofides. The duo used an early break to jump out to a 3-0 advantage and cruised from there.


Virginia Tops Fairleigh Dickinson 4-0 in NCAA First Round

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia men's tennis team began play in the 2013 NCAA Tournament with a 4-0 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson Friday at the Snyder Tennis Center. The Cavaliers (25-0) needed less than two hours to dispatch of the Knights (9-8) and set up a second round matchup with Minnesota on Saturday.

The Cavaliers opened the match by winning the doubles point. Alex Domijan and Mitchell Frank got Virginia started with an 8-3 win at No. 2 over Mark Hemy and Peter Skvarka. Jarmere Jenkins and Mac Styslinger clinched the point with their 8-4 win victory over Arvid Berzins and Ibrahim Shams at No. 1.

Virginia clinched the match with three quick singles victories. Julen Uriguen was first off the courts with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Markus Sjoberg at No. 6. Seconds later, Domijan made the score 3-0 by completing a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 2 over Shams. Styslinger posted the Cavaliers' fourth point of the afternoon with his 6-1, 6-1 victory over Hemy at the No. 4 position.


No. 41 Hokies Knock off No. 22 Michigan, 4-2

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Senior Lucas Oliveira secured the match winning point as the 41st-ranked Virginia Tech men's tennis team defeated No. 22 Michigan, 4-2 on Friday afternoon in the opening round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Tennis Championship at the Boone Tennis Center in Lexington, Ky.

The Hokies fell behind after dropping the doubles point to Michigan. The Wolverines claimed wins on courts one and three to secure the point and take a 1-0 lead going into singles.

Tech tied it up at 1-1 with a win from sophomore Hunter Koontz in the No. 4. Koontz downed 125th-ranked Vlad Stefan in straight sets with scores of 6-3, 6-3.


Wolfpack Men's Tennis Ousts No. 24 Auburn, 4-1, in NCAA Championships

NORMAN, Okla. - The NC State men's tennis team defeated the 24th-ranked Auburn Tigers, 4-1, in the first round of the NCAA Championships Friday afternoon at the Headington Family Tennis Center. With the win, the Wolfpack advances to the second round to face the winner of the Oklahoma and Wichita State contest at 1 p.m. (EST) on Saturday, May 11. 

The Wolfpack (14-10) jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the match after winning the doubles point for the 12th time this season. Sophomore Robbie Mudge and freshman Simon Norenius cruised to an 8-2 victory at No. 3 doubles over Auburn's (13-11) Lukas Ollert and Joseph Van Dooren. At No. 2 doubles, sophomores Beck Bond and Austin Powell claimed an upset win over 51st-ranked Dennis Lengsfeld and Lucas Lopasso, 8-6, to clinch the doubles point. 

State's 18th-ranked duo of Dave Thomson and Sean Weber were tied, 7-7, with Auburn's sixth-ranked combo of Andreas Mies and Dan Cochrane when the doubles point was clinched and the match went unfinished. 


Wildcats Hand No. 19 Deacons Heartbreaking 4-3 Defeat

ATHENS, Ga. - Northwestern's Chris Jackman beat Wake Forest's Morgan Mays 7-5 in the third set of the deciding No. 6 singles match to hand the 36th-ranked Wildcats a 4-3 win over the 19th-ranked Demon Deacons in the first round of the NCAA Tennis Championship at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga.

Wake Forest won the doubles point to take an early lead but Northwestern came on strong in singles, taking leads of 2-1 and 3-2. After Adam Lee won at No. 4 singles to tie the score at 3-3, the match came down to Mays and Jackman at No. 6 singles who were tied 3-3 in the third set.

Mays broke Jackman and had a chance to serve out the match for the Deacons at 5-4 in the final frame, but after he took a 30-0 lead in the game, two points away from the match, Jackman responded to break back and eventually closed out the Wake Forest freshman 3-6, 7-6 (3), 7-5.



Seminoles Season Ends With 4-1 Loss

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The No. 33 Florida State men's tennis season ended with a 4-1 loss to No. 18 Cal on Friday at the Ring Tennis Complex on the campus of the University of Florida. The Seminoles finished the year with an 18-11 record while Cal increased to 15-9.

The Seminoles came out hard battling in doubles going back-and-forth across the courts. The Seminoles started out with a win on court one with No. 14 Dominic Cotrone and Blake Davis winning on court one over No. 26 Campbell Johnson and Christoffer Konigsfeldt 8-4.

At that point Cal just played better in the later part of the matches winning on court two 8-5 over Anderson Reed and Jordan Kelly-Houston and on court three over Andres Bucaro and Michael Rinaldi 8-4.