Men's Tennis ACCtion: Friday, February 6
Feb. 7, 2009
Virginia Remains Unbeaten with 6-1 Win Over Kentucky
Virginia took the doubles point by sweeping all three matches. Dominic Inglot (London, England) and Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) topped Graeme Dyce and Eric Quigley 8-2 at No. 2 doubles. In a battle of highly ranked foes at No. 1 doubles, third-ranked Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) and Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) defeated No. 13 Brad Cox and Bruno Agostinelli 8-5 to clinch the opening point. Lee Singer (Laguna, Niguel, Calif.) and Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.) completed the sweep with their 8-5 win at No. 3 over Will Beck and Alex Lambropoulos.
In singles, the Cavaliers extended their lead to 2-0 as No. 11 Shabaz downed No. 37 Quigley 6-3, 6-3 at No. 3 singles. The Wildcats cut the lead in half as Alex Musialek defeated Steven Eelkman Rooda (Amersfoort, The Netherlands) 6-2, 6-3 at No. 5 singles. The Virginia lead was extended to 3-1 as Singh cruised to a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Cox at No. 2 singles. The dual match was clinched by Courtney at No. 6 singles with his 7-5, 6-3 win over Alberto Gonzalez. Barrick rebounded from losing the first set 7-5 to win 12 of the last 13 games in posting a 5-7, 6-0, 6-1 win over Dyce at No. 4 singles. In the final match to finish, No. 43 Inglot posted his fifth consecutive win over a top-25 opponent with his 3-6, 6-4, 10-8 win over No. 4 Agostinelli at the top position.
Maryland Men's Tennis Rolls By Navy
The Terps (2-1), who dealt the Midshipmen (4-1) their first loss of the season, picked up wins in five of the six singles matches and claimed the doubles point behind the nationally-ranked tandem of Boris Fetbroyt and Andrew Orban.
Fetbroyt and Orban, ranked No. 35 in the country, knocked off Nate Nelms and Johnny Waters, 8-4 at the No. 1 position.
Fetbroyt also won at No. 5 singles, downing Ramsey Lemaich 7-6 (7-5), 6-4.
Clemson defeats Central Florida 4-3
With the win, Clemson improves to 3-2 overall, while Central Florida falls to 3-3 this season.
The Tigers won the doubles point as Gera Boryachinskiy and Rok Bizjak won at number one doubles with a win over Mark Rocafort and Blaze Schwartz 8-6. Ike Belk and Kevin Galloway of Clemson also won at number three doubles with an 8-3 victory over Tarek Ben Soltane and Eugene Dolgovykh 8-3.
In singles, the Knight's Soltane defeated Bizjak at number two singles 6-2, 6-1. Central Florida's Rocafort defeated Galloway at number four singles 6-3, 6-4 as the Knights took a 2-1 lead in the match.
Blue Devils Drop Road Match Against Illinois
The Blue Devils held a 2-1 lead in the match after winning the top two singles contests. No. 45 Kiril Dimitrov got off to a slow start against No. 23 Roy Kalmanovich, losing the first set 6-1. Dimitrov came back to win the final two sets with ease 6-2, 6-1 and improve to 14-7 on the year. He now has seven wins over ranked opponents and is 4-1 when playing at the No. 2 spot. No. 25 Reid Carleton also fell behind but rallied to win in three sets 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 over No. 41 Dennis Nevolo. Carleton is now 16-5 overall with four victories over ranked opponents and a 4-1 mark at the No. 1 position.
Illinois went on to win each of the final four singles matches for a 5-2 victory. The Fighting Illini took the No. 5 and 6 contests in straight sets while earning three-set wins at the third and fourth slots to clinch the match. as the top-ranked team in college tennis, defeating Carolina 7-0. Illinois also swept the three doubles contests for the first point in the contest.
Tar Heels Fall To Top Ranked Buckeyes
The Ohio State Buckeyes lived up to their billing
Ohio State jumped out to an early lead by winning the first two doubles matches finished to clinch the team doubles point. Fifth-ranked Clay Donato and Taylor Fogleman finished out doubles play with an 8-6 win, beating OSU's Matt Allare and Justin Kronauge.
The Buckeyes' lead was extended to two when Matt Allare opened up singles play with a straight sets win at the fifth spot. The nation's 38th-ranked player, Balazs Novak, then put Ohio State one win from clinching the match with a straight sets win of his own at the fourth singles slot. Top-ranked Bryan Koniecko followed through, winning 6-3, 7-5 at the No. 1 singles position to secure the win for Ohio State.