Men's Tennis ACCtion: Sunday, January 20
Jan. 21, 2008
DURHAM, N.C. - Following the second day of the Duke Invitational in Durham, N.C., three Blue Devils have remained undefeated in singles action as Kiril Dimitrov, Reid Carleton and Aaron Carpenter all improved to 2-0 in the tournament.
Dimitrov, a junior from Sofia Bulgaria, gained sole possession of first place in the singles points standings as he defeated a ranked opponent for the second straight day. After splitting the first two sets Dimitrov and No. 55 Jason Jung of Michigan played a deciding third set with Dimitrov claiming the 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 victory.
Carleton saw his match come down to the wire in three sets. After he cruised to a 6-2 win in the first set, Carleton fell short in a tiebreaker 7-6 (5) in the second set to Michigan's Mike Sroczynski. The third set would not disappoint the many fans in attendance as it came down to another tiebreaker with Carleton defeating Sroczynski 7-6 (3). With the win Carleton improves to 9-4 in his first collegiate season.
Playing in one of the later matches, Carpenter made short work of his opponent, Michigan's David Streeter. Carpenter, for the second straight day, won in straight sets 6-2, 6-2 to improve to 4-3 on the year in singles.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The top ranked Virginia men's tennis team opened its 2008 season with a 7-0 win over No. 43 William & Mary Sunday at the Boyd Tinsley Courts at the Boar's Head Sports Club. It marked the second consecutive season that the Cavaliers opened the season with a 7-0 win over the Tribe.
"This was a good match to get the season started," said Virginia head coach Brian Boland. "William & Mary is a quality team and will a tough team to play as the year goes on. We are excited to have the season started and look forward to a challenging match at Illinois on Friday."
The Cavaliers (1-0) jumped out to a 1-0 lead by grabbing the doubles point. The No. 17 ranked duo of Ted Angelinos (Athens, Greece) and Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) got Virginia started with an 8-2 win over Kavi Sud and Sebastien Vidal at No. 3 doubles. At No. 2 doubles, the No. 25 ranked team of Dominic Inglot (London, England) and Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) broke a 4-4 tie by winning the last four games of the match to post an 8-4 win over Dominic Pagon and Richard Wardell. In a matchup of nationally ranked opponents at No. 1 singles, top ranked Somdev Devvarman (Chennai, India) and Treat Huey (Alexandria, Va.) scored a 8-6 win over No. 33 Alex Cojanu and Keziel Juneau.
TAMPA, Fla. - The Virginia Tech men's tennis team concluded a successful trip on the final day of the USF Spring Classic. The event featured 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.
Tech, ranked No. 35 nationally, took four of six singles and two of the three doubles matches against host South Florida Sunday morning. In singles play, No. 42 Albert Larregola (Sr., Lleida, Spain) defeated Mahmoud Hamed (USF) 6-0, 7-5 while Yoann Re (So., Verdun, Quebec, Canada) outdueled Jamaal Adderley (USF), 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-0. Elsewhere, Sebastien Jacques (Fr., Magog, Quebec, Canada) picked up a 6-4, 6-4, win over Michael Musslein (USF) and Ignaci Roca (Sr., San Jose, Costa Rica) won a tough 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory against Thomas Estrada.
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson defeated UNC Greensboro 7-0 in a men's intercollegiate tennis match at Clemson, SC Sunday evening.
This was the season opener for Clemson.
Clemson will play Texas A&M Corpus Christi and Texas A&M at College Station, TX on Friday, January 25, in the Tigers' next action.
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson won five of the six singles matches in defeating The Citadel 6-1 in an indoor men's tennis match completed late Sunday night. The Tigers improved to 2-0 with the victory and it was the season opener for The Citadel.
Clemson won the doubles points by winning all three of the doubles team matches. Clemson's Rok Bizjak and Derek DiFazio defeated The Citadel's Danny Dossetor and James Eason 8-3 at the number-one doubles position.
All six singles matches were decided in just two sets. The most competitive match took place at number-one singles where Dossetor defeated Clemson's Ike Belk, 6-3, 7-5. Clemson's Bizjak defeated The Citadel's Alberto Diaz 7-5 in the first set then won the second set, 6-0. That was one of five 6-0 set wins for the Tigers in the match.