Men's Tennis ACCtion: Sunday, February 1
Feb. 1, 2009
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The No. 18-ranked Florida State men’s tennis team earned a grueling 4-3 victory against No. 21 Oklahoma State to advance to the Round of 16 in the ITA National Team Indoor Championships. Senior Chris Cloer clinched the match for FSU with a three set victory against Anton Bobytskyi 6-7(5), 6-2, 6-3.
The Seminoles started quickly in doubles and pulled out a pair of wins to take the point. Senior Chris Cloer and junior Vahid Mirzadeh dispatched Aleksey Bessonov and Mikhail Trukshanin 8-4 on court three and 47th-ranked seniors Drew Bailey and Maciek Sykut defeated the Cowboys Igor Sobolta and Anton Bobytskyi 8-4 on court two to clinch the point.
Malibu, Calif... – The No. 22 University of Miami men’s tennis team bounced back from a 2-0 deficit to knock off No. 46 Denver, 5-2, in the consolation round of the ITA Kickoff Classic at Pepperdine University.
With wins at the No. 1 and 2 positions, Denver clinched the doubles point and then picked up a victory at the top-flight singles position to go up, 2-0.
But Miami got on the board as Hector Nieto picked up a singles victory in his 2009 dual match debut with a 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 6. The Hurricanes then stormed back to win the remaining singles matches to claim the 5-2 win in consolation play.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Blue Devils rebounded from a first round loss at the National Team Indoors for a 2-0 victory over the host school No. 44 Penn State on Sunday.
Duke, ranked No. 33 in the ITA team rankings, improved to 3-1 on the season with the victory while Penn State drops to 2-3 on the year.
The Blue Devils won the doubles point to start things off. No. 38 Kiril Dimitrov and Alain Michel earned an 8-4 win over Adam Slagter and Jason Lee. The Duke pair are now 9-7 overall and 3-1 in dual match play at the top spot. In the No. 2 doubles match, Dylan Arnould and Reid Carleton clinched the point with an 8-3 win over Eddie Bourchier and Ryan Gormley. Arnould and Carleton are now 6-2 overall and 3-1 at the No. 2 spot.
UNC Digs Deep To Beat California
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Virginia Tech put forth a valiant effort Sunday afternoon before falling, 5-2, to No. 1 Ohio State in the second round of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Kick-off Weekend. The event was played at the Ohio State Varsity Center. Despite the disappointing loss, Tech’s Yoann Re pulled off a major upset during the singles competition.
Virginia Tech (1-1), ranked No. 30 in this week’s ITA national poll, lost two of three matches to lose the doubles point, then dropped four of the six singles contest.
Mississippi 4, Wake Forest 1