Men's Tennis ACCtion: Sunday, February 3
Feb. 4, 2008
ATLANTA - The Georgia Tech (4-0) men's tennis team swept its second-consecutive doubleheader with a pair of 7-0 wins over visiting USC Upstate (1-2) and Georgia Southern (0-3) at the Bill Moore Tennis Center Sunday.
The Yellow Jackets opened the day with a clean sweep of the doubles matches over USC Upstate. Scott Blackmon and Ryan Smith came out strong with an 8-2 win over Sandy Franz and Renzo Airaldi of Upstate. Guillermo Gomez and George Gvelesiani secured the doubles point with an 8-2 win over Jack Roux and Javier Tori. David North and Eliot Potvin completed the sweep with an 8-2 win over Leandro Osorio and Sabastian Gonzales-Orbegoso.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The No. 14 Wake Forest men's tennis team improved to 3-0 for the season with a 4-3 win over Wisconsin on Sunday at the WFU Indoor Tennis Center.
The Demon Deacons kicked off the match with a No. 1 doubles upset, as Maurisz Adamski and Carlos Salmon defeated 26th-ranked Jeremy Sonkin/Luk Rassow-Kantor 8-3. Cory Parr and Steve Forman took an 8-3 win at No. 2 while Andrew Brasseaux/Iain Atkinson had an 8-3 win at No. 3 to complete the doubles point sweep.
The Badgers (4-2) evened the match score when Marek Michalicka defeated Iain Atkinson 6-3, 6-2, but Jon Wolff and Adamski put the Demon Deacons within one point of the overall match victory with their wins at Nos. 5 and 3, respectively.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The No. 36 University of Miami men's tennis team returned to its winning ways, defeating No. 48 Kentucky, 4-3, on Sunday afternoon for its first road win of the young spring season.
The Hurricanes (4-1) got off to a strong start, clinching the doubles point courtesy of wins by the 30th-ranked tandem of All-American Daniel Vallverdu and Carl Sundberg in the No. 1 position and by the Miami duo of Keith Crowley and Hector Nieto at No. 3.
The Wildcats battled back in singles competition, picking up wins at the No. 4 and 2 positions to take the 2-1 lead. But Vallverdu, ranked seventh in the nation in singles play, knotted the score at 2-all with a win over Kentucky's 31st-ranked Bruno Agostinelli, 6-3, 7-5, in the No. 1 singles match. Vivek Subramanian broke the tie with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 victory, playing at No. 3 for the first time this season, and Crowley clinched the match for the Hurricanes with a comeback win at No. 5.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - It was a "Super Sunday" for the No. 17 ranked Florida State men's tennis team as they defeated No. 55 South Florida 5-2 Sunday afternoon at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center. The win gave FSU wins on consecutive days against ranked opponents as the Seminoles were victorious over No. 27 South Alabama 6-1 on Saturday.
"I was impressed with South Florida, I thought they played really hard," FSU tennis coach Dwayne Hultquist said. "I think it's good for us to play back to back days to get used to it for ACC's and NCAA's where you have to play three days in a row and I think if we had to play tomorrow we would be fine."
For the second consecutive day sophomore Jean-Yves Aubone turned in an impressive performance at the No. 1 position. The Miami, Fla. native defeated South Florida's Mahmoud Hamed 6-3, 6-4 to clinch the match for the Seminoles.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - 10th-ranked North Carolina dropped its first match of the season to 41st-ranked Rice 4-3 on Sunday at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.
In an afternoon that was full of surprises for the previously undefeated Tar Heels, the first came when the nationally third-ranked duo of junior Taylor Fogleman and sophomore Chris Kearney was upset in a tiebreaker at No. 1 doubles to drop the tandem's record to 34-7 over the last year. That loss in the last doubles match completed gave Rice a one-point team lead heading into singles.
While UNC jumped out to a quick singles lead at 2-1 with back-to-back wins by senior David Stone and Fogleman, consecutive losses by senior Benjamin Carlotti, sophomore Stefan Hardy, and Kearney sealed the win for Rice, and a final victory by sophomore Clay Donato in a shortened third set was rendered meaningless in the final team result.
DURHAM, N.C. - The 15th-ranked Duke men's tennis team had its second straight match come down to the wire only to see the opposing team come out on top as No. 11 Notre Dame took a 4-3 decision at the Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center on Sunday afternoon.
Similar to Friday's match against Illinois, Duke found themselves tied at 3-3 heading into the final match. On Sunday it came to the No. 5 contest between Notre Dame's David Anderson and Jared Pinsky. The two split the first two sets but in the third set Anderson jumped out to a 4-0 lead. Pinsky tried to battle back but would end up falling short 6-3 in the final set.