Men's Tennis ACCtion: Saturday, February 2
Feb. 3, 2008
RALEIGH, N.C. - The No. 20 NC State men's tennis team dropped No. 28 Wisconsin with an impressive 5-2 win on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center. Jay Weinacker and Christian Welte each improved to 5-0 in singles in 2008 with straight set wins. James McGee defeated the nation's No. 39 singles player at No. 1 to help pace the Pack.
A day after losing a tightly contested doubles point against No. 41 Rice, the Wolfpack responded with authority in winning the point against the Badgers.
With the exception of an 8-1 loss at No. 3 by Derek Stephens and David Rozek, the Pack tandems jumped out to an early lead at the top-2 positions. James McGee and Christian Welte combined to thump the Badgers No. 2 duo, 8-2 to even the match. Nick Cavaday and Jay Weinacker, ranked No. 16 by the ITA, took down the No. 26 team in convincing fashion, 8-4, to seal the doubles win.
BLACKSBURG, Va. - The Virginia Tech men's tennis team rallied from 3-0 deficit to defeat No. 39 Penn State, 4-3, Saturday afternoon at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center on the Virginia Tech campus. Penn State falls to 2-2 with the loss.
Tech (5-0), ranked No. 35 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association preseason national poll, dropped the doubles point and quickly fell behind 3-0 as Albert Larregola (Sr., Lleida, Spain), ranked No. 42 nationally, was forced to retire due to injury in his No. 1 match with a 3-1 lead over Michael James. Pedro Graber (So., Santiago, Chile) dropped his No. 4 match, 6-1, 6-2, against Brandon Lynch before the Hokie comeback began.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - No. 17 Florida State men's tennis passed its first big test of the season defeating No. 27 South Alabama 6-1 on Saturday afternoon at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center.
"It was 6-1, but it was very close," FSU head coach Dwayne Hultquist said. "You can tell they have very good players and they are a good team. I thought we played tough and played with good maturity out there. We battled hard."
In singles action sophomore Jean-Yves Aubone (Miami, Fla.) continued his great start to the year by defeating No. 20 Jack Baker. Aubone played a near perfect match while coming away with a 7-5, 6-1 victory. The win is Aubone's third against a ranked player this season and his second victory over a top 25 player.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland men's tennis team opened the spring 2008 season in convincing fashion, beating the visiting Georgetown Hoyas (1-3) by a score of 7-0 on Saturday, February 2, at the Tennis Center at College Park.
The No. 74 ranked Terps (1-0) won all six singles matches and two of the three doubles matches, with their only loss coming in a tiebreak.
After capturing the doubles point, Maryland earned its first win at singles when junior Boris Fetbroyt downed Georgetown sophomore David Tillem, 6-3, 6-2.
Not long after Fetbroyt's match ended, Terrapin freshman Amit Inbar used a mixture of big serves and devastating winners to earn a victory at number one singles over Hoyas senior Jeffrey Schnell, 6-2, 6-2.
Playing at number two singles, Maryland junior Andrew Orban continued the winning trend with his win over Anthony Tan, 6-4, 7-5, to clinch the win for the Terps.