Men's Tennis ACCtion: Sunday, January 25
Jan. 25, 2009
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The 20th-ranked UNC Tar Heels kicked off their 2008 dual match regular season with a decisive victory on Saturday afternoon.
Carolina's Sunday doubleheader began at 1 p.m. against Charlotte, a match the Tar Heels won 5-2.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - North Carolina's 20th-ranked men's tennis team recorded a win in the nightcap of their season-opening doubleheader.
The Tar Heels followed their 5-2 win over Charlotte with a 7-0 shutout of James Madison in the evening match.
Clay Donato and Taylor Fogleman notched their second 8-0 victory of the day to kick off play in doubles. Andrew Crone and Zach Hunter did the same, as their second 8-3 win delivered a 1-0 lead to the Tar Heels.
RALEIGH, N.C. - The No. 49 NC State men's tennis defeated Old Dominion, 4-3, on Sunday, Jan. 25 in Raleigh, N.C. Old Dominion took the doubles point, but the Pack won four singles matches to grab the win. NC State is now 3-1, and Old Dominion falls to 3-1 on the season.
Old Dominion earned the 1-0 lead after a close match between the No. 3 doubles teams. Senior Christian Welte and redshirt freshman Julian Sullivan fell to the No. 43 nationally ranked pair of Aleksandr Seleznev and Tobias Fanselow, 8-3, at No. 1, and senior Jay Weinacker and freshman Jaime Pulgar tied up the doubles with an 8-6 victory over Matt Fawcett and Krzysztof Muzalewski at No. 2. The doubles point came down to a close tie-break, but junior Frideric Prandecki and sophomore David Chermak fell to Yakov Diskin and Alex Funkhouser, 9-8(9-7) at No. 3.
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The No. 5 Virginia men’s tennis team remained undefeated on the season (3-0) with a 7-0 win over No. 30 Notre Dame Sunday afternoon at the Boyd Tinsley Courts at the Boar’s Head Sports Club.
Virginia opened the match by sweeping the doubles contests. Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.) and Lee Singer (Laguna, Niguel, Calif.) got Virginia on the board with an 8-2 win over Niall Fitzgerald and Matt Johnson at No. 3 doubles. Third-ranked Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) and Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) clinched the opening point as they topped No. 37 Brett Helgeson and Tyler Davis 8-4 at the No. 1 position. Dominic Inglot (London, England) and Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) completed the sweep with a tiebreaker win at No. 2 over Stephen Havens and Casey Watt.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Maryland men's tennis team lost its season-opening dual match Sunday, falling on the road to nationally-ranked Louisville, 7-0.
The Cardinals (4-0), ranked No. 45 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings, were sharp in earning their fourth-straight win.
After sweeping the three doubles matches to earn one point, the Cardinals clinched the win with Austen Childs' 6-4, 6-2 victory over David Kwon at No. 1 singles. Childs entered the match ranked No. 47 nationally among singles players.
Simon Childs, the No. 65-ranked player in the nation, also scored a victory for Louisville, downing freshman Mathias Sarazin 6-3, 6-4 at No. 3 singles.
Coral Gables, Fla. – The No. 17 University of Miami men’s tennis team dropped its first dual match of the 2009 season, falling to No. 24 Rice, 4-3, on Sunday afternoon at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center.
With the loss the Hurricanes fall to 1-1, while the Owls remain undefeated at 7-0.
The Hurricanes fell behind 1-0 after dropping the doubles point, despite an 8-4 win at No. 3 by Ignacio Taboada and Carl Sundberg. A hard-fought match at No. 2 ended in favor of Rice, 9-8 (7-4), despite strong play by UM’s Christian Blocker and David Simon.