Men's Tennis ACCtion: Saturday, January 26
Jan. 27, 2008
BLACKSBURG, Va. - The Virginia Tech men's tennis team concluded its opening weekend of the dual-match season in style Saturday, shutting out the University of Maryland-Baltimore County by a score of 7-0 to tally a 3-0 record at the Larsen Bowker Shootout. The Hokies beat Charlotte (5-2) and St. Bonaventure (7-0) earlier in the day at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center.
No. 35 Tech (3-0) jumped out to a 1-0 lead over the Retrievers by winning all three of the doubles matches. A pair of 8-3 victories were recorded in the Hokies' favor, as Nicolas Delgado de Robles/Pedro Graber beat Irfan Shamasdin/Davidson Jackson at No. 1, and Albert Larregola/Brandon Corace defeated Nick Savage-Pollock/Fernando Ferreira. Sebastien Jacques/Yoann Re handled Chris Meyer/Logan Bricker in the No. 3 contest by a score of 8-0.
No. 46 Larregola (Sr., Lleida, Spain) kicked things off in singles action for the Hokies at No. 1, knocking off Meyer 6-2,6-2. In the No. 2 match, No. 86 Delgado (Jr., Madrid, Spain) only lost two games as he beat Shamasdin 6-0, 6-2.
BLACKSBURG, Va. - The No. 35 Virginia Tech men's tennis team improved its record to 2-0 on the year with a dominating 7-0 victory over St. Bonaventure in the Larsen Bowker Shootout at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center Saturday evening.
Tech swept the doubles competition to earn the first point of the match. Nicolas Delgado de Robles and Pedro Graber downed Bonnies' Jonathan Luce and Victor Lecina, 8-2, in No. 1 doubles, before Tech's Sebastien Jacques and Yoann Re teamed to beat Enric Larregola and Mikhail Sudakov, 8-4, in the No. 3 spot for the Hokies' first point. Albert Larregola and Brandon Corace also won for Tech, taking an 8-4 win at No. 2 doubles over St. Bonaventure's Leo Mochizuki and Chris Post.
BLACKSBURG, Va. - The No. 35 Virginia Tech men's tennis team began Saturday's Larsen Bowker Invitational triple-header with a 5-2 win against Charlotte this morning in the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center.
Tech opened the dual meet by taking two of three doubles matches from the 49er's to earn the first point of the match then won four of six singles match to complete the 5-2 dual meet win.
To start the match, the Hokies' top tandem of Nicolas Delgado de Robles and Yoann Re remainded Tech's only undefeated doubles team this season by defeating Felix Bernhoester and Brad Clinard, 8-2. The duo is now a perfect 4-0.
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The No. 15 Wake Forest men's tennis team opened the spring season with a 5-2 win over the College of William and Mary on Saturday in Williamsburg.
The Tribe (3-2) jumped out to an early lead with a clean sweep in doubles. At No. 1, Demon Deacons (1-0) Cory Parr and Steve Forman held an early advantage, until W&M's Alex Zuck and Richard Wardell broke the Wake Forest serve to knot the pro-set at six games each. The Demon Deacon duo was later edged in a tiebreaker.
But the Deacs charged back and took four straight-set wins to tame the Tribe in singles. Sophomore Jason Morganstern quickly downed Alex Zuck at No. 6 with a 6-0, 6-1 win to even the match score at 1-1.
Durham, N.C. - The No. 16 Duke men's tennis team started the 2008 season with a 6-1 victory over No. 53 Elon on Saturday at the Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center.
The three doubles combinations got the Blue Devils off to a fast start with a sweep to start the day. All three matches were dead even until the end when Duke closed strong to pull away. At the No. 1 position David Goulet and Christopher Price were the first to finish as they defeated Damon Gooch and Philip Nemec 8-5. The duke pair are now 6-3 overall this season.
Dylan Arnould and Alex Stone clinched the doubles point for the Blue Devils with an 8-5 victory over Alberto Rojas and Cody Stauffer MacDowell in the third spot. At No. 2 Duke's Reid Carleton and Kiril Dimitrov closed out the sweep with an 8-6 win against Oscar Podlewski and Mason Schermerhorn.
Duke had three freshmen who competed in their first career dual match. Price and Carleton each picked up wins in doubles while Carleton and Jared Pinsky also won in straight sets in singles. Pinsky was the first to finish as he easily defeated Kevin Beard 6-0, 6-2 in the No. 6 match. Carleton clinched the Duke victory with his team-high 11th victory of the season. He earned a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Schermerhorn in the No. 3 slot. Carleton has now won four straight singles matches and is 11-4 overall.
Florida State men's tennis has canceled Saturday's dual matches with Furman and Florida A&M. No make-up date has been announced.
Boston College at Brown
Score not available