Men's Tennis ACCtion: Weekend of January 18-19
Jan. 19, 2008
HONOLULU, Hawaii - The Florida State men's tennis team knew their trip to Hawaii wouldn't be easy and the Seminoles 4-3 victory over the host Rainbow Warriors proved just that.
"I think Hawaii is one of the most dangerous teams in the country," said head coach Dwayne Hultquist. "They're about as good as anyone in the country, by the end of the year they will probably end up having three ranked players."
FSU (4-0) began the match down 1-0 after losing two out of three doubles contests. Senior Sam Chang (Young-Ming, Taiwan) and junior Maciek Sykut (Marathon, Fla.) lost to Hawaii's Jeff Fitch and Dennis Lajola 8-5 and No. 31 ranked Jean-Yves Aubone and Clint Bowles were upset by Andreas Weber and Sascha Heinemann 8-5.
RALEIGH, N.C. - The No. 20 NC State men's tennis team opened the 2008 season with a strong 6-1 win over the visiting High Point Panthers (0-1) Saturday morning. The match, the first of a triple header for the Wolfpack (1-0), saw NC State jump out to an early 1-0 lead in the match after getting strong doubles play from the top two spots in the lineup.
Jay Weinacker and James McGee wasted little time in renewing their chemistry on the doubles court with a strong 8-2 win at No. 1 doubles. The pair was 15-7 as a tandem in 2007.
At No. 2 doubles, Nick Cavaday and Rob Lowe easily dispatched Antraygues and Deloume of High Point, 8-1, to secure the doubles point for the Pack.
RALEIGH, N.C. - No. 20 NC State cruised past Davidson with a 7-0 win Saturday afternoon in the second match of a triple header. NC State grabbed the doubles point for the second time in as many matches, and didn't drop a set in singles, allowing more than four games in a set only twice in 12 frames.
The Pack doubles teams jumped out to a hot start against the tough Wildcats tandems, but NC State won at No. 2 and No. 3 to take the doubles point.
Nick Cavaday and Rob Lowe improved to 2-0 as a team with a strong 8-5 win Compeau and Noble of Davidson.
RALEIGH, N.C. - No. 20 NC State (3-0) swept the doubles point from UNC Greensboro (0-1) and kept rolling through singles with six straight wins to finish off a triple header with a 7-0 win. The Wolfpack rolled through the Spartans, allowing just 26 games in 12 sets of singles play.
In doubles, Eric Turner and Christian Welte won at No. 1, 8-7 (5) and Jay Weinacker and Rob Lowe cruised to an 8-3 win at No. 2. Frideric Prandecki and Daniel Schinke took out Clark/Befus at No. 3, 8-2, for the sweep.
In singles, Nos. 1-4 ended in quick succession with all four Wolfpack players allowing a combined 16 games. Weinacker took out William John at No. 3, 6-0, 6-3, to win his third singles match of the day.
DURHAM, N.C. - No. 16 Duke got off to a great start at the Duke Invitational on Saturday, winning nine of its 10 singles matches and four of its five doubles contests.
Kiril Dimitrov is tied with Michigan's Jason Jung for the lead in the singles point standings. Dimitrov claimed a straight set 6-4, 7-6 (3) win over No. 72 Damon Gooch of Elon. The win was the sixth of the season for Dimitrov and first over a ranked opponent. Jung defeated Stefan Hardy of North Carolina earlier in the day.
The Duke tandem of David Goulet and Christopher Price are tied with Michigan's Peter Aarts and Mike DePietro for the lead in the doubles point standings. Goulet and Price's match against Elon's Gooch and Schermerhorn came down to the wire but the two Blue Devils rallied from a 6-4 deficit in the tiebreaker for a 9-8 (8-6) victory. Aarts and DePietro defeated North Carolina's Sandeep Daiya and Will Plyler.
TAMPA, Fla. - The Virginia Tech men's tennis team battled the elements but dominated on the second day of the USF Spring Classic. The event features players from Auburn, Central Florida, Virginia Tech and South Florida and is being played at the USF Varsity Tennis Courts on the University of South Florida campus.
The morning matches were delayed by rain and Tech had three matches which will be completed on Sunday before the Hokies play their regular scheduled matches. No doubles matches were contested on Saturday.
In singles, Albert Larregola (Sr., Lleida, Spain), ranked No. 42 nationally, defeated Nikolas Overkemping (UCF), 7-6, 6-2, while the Hokies other nationally ranked player, No. 86 Nicolas Delgado de Robles (Jr., Madrid, Spain) took a 6-2, 6-3, win over John Beigart (UCF) 6-0, 6-3.
TAMPA, Fla. - The Virginia Tech men's tennis team saw mixed results on the first day of the USF Spring Classic. The event features players from Auburn, Central Florida, Virginia Tech and South Florida and is being played at the USF Varsity Tennis Courts on the University of South Florida campus.
In Flight A singles, Albert Larregola (Sr., Lleida, Spain), ranked No. 42 nationally, defeated Alexey Tsyrenov (Auburn), 5-7, 6-1, 6-1, while Nicolas Delgado de Robles (Jr., Madrid, Spain), ranked No. 86, easily disposed of Lukas Marsoun (Auburn), 6-1, 6-2. Yoann Re (So., Verdun, Quebec, Canada) defeated Pawel Dilaj (Auburn), 6-1, 6-3, in Flight B, however Brandon Corace (Jr., Naples, Fla.) lost 6-4, 6-2, against Puetz (Auburn).