Men Tennis ACCtion: Sunday, February 8
Feb. 8, 2009
Virginia Blanks Maryland in ACC Opener
Virginia took the doubles point by sweeping all three matches. Dominic Inglot (London, England) and Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) scored a ranked win at No. 1 doubles, topping No. 37 Andrew Orban and Boris Fetbroyt 8-4. Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) and Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) scored an 8-3 win at No. 2 doubles over David Kwon and Nickolai Nielsen. Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.) and Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) completed the sweep with their 8-5 win over Alex Aksanov and Mathias Sarrazin at the No. 3 position.
In singles, the Cavaliers won all six matches in straight sets. David Nguyen (Columbia, Md.) made the score 2-0 as he cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 win over Roshan Potarazu at No. 6 singles. Shabaz recorded a 6-1, 6-4 win over Nielsen at No. 3 singles to make the score 3-0. Singh clinched the win with his 6-1, 6-1 win over Orban, followed seconds by Inglot’s 6-3, 6-2 win over Kwon at the top spot. Barrick downed Fetbroyt 6-2, 6-2 at No. 4 singles and Singer topped Sarrazin 6-2, 6-4 at No. 5 singles to complete the sweep.
No. 17 Florida State Men's Cruises To 5-2 Win Against South Alabama
In doubles the Seminoles (6-2) split the first two matches with the Jaguars (1-4). On court one the 23rd-ranked duo of junior Jean-Yves Aubone and sophomore Clint Bowles defeated Marek Sramek and Romain Bocaert 8-5 on court one. On court two 47th-ranked seniors Drew Bailey and Maciek Sykut were upset 8-3 by Sergio Ramirez and Leo Dominguez. The match came down to court three where junior Vahid Mirzadeh and freshman Chris Reiman won the last five games of the match to defeat Hanno Bartsch and Dauw Kruger 8-5.
The Garnet and Gold clinched the match in easy fashion with three quick victories. On court five Bailey got his first singles victory of the spring with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Aaron Krisan. On court two, No. 28 Bowles cruised to a straight sets win over Sramek 6-1, 6-2. After dropping the first game of the match Bowles won 10 straight games to take control of the match. Mirzadeh clinched the match for Florida State on court four with a victory against Dominguez 6-4, 6-2.
No. 23 Miami Cruises to Third-Straight Victory
With the victory, the Hurricanes improve to 4-2 on the season, while the Quakers – whose assistant coach is former Hurricane All-American Josh Cohen – drop their second-straight to fall to 2-2.
The Hurricanes won all three doubles matches – including dominant 8-1 victories at the No. 2 and 3 positions – to take the early 1-0 lead.
Duke Falls On Road At Notre Dame
Wietoska, a freshman from Leer, Germany, tied the match at 1-1 when he sailed to a 6-1, 6-2 win over Niall Fitzgerald at the No. 5 position. Wietoska won his 10th singles contest of the year and is now 4-1 in dual matches. He also teamed with fellow freshman David Holland for Duke’s only win in doubles, an 8-5 decision over Fitzgerald and Matt Johnson. The two Blue Devils are now 5-2 as a doubles team.
Dimitrov, a senior from Sofia, Bulgaria, continued his hot play and earned his third straight win. He defeated Stephen Havens of Notre Dame in three sets 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 to improve to 15-7 for the season and 5-1 at the No. 2 spot.
Weinacker Ties Singles Win Record in NC State's Loss to Vanderbilt
Senior Christian Welte and redshirt freshman Julian Sullivan fell to the No. 32 doubles pair of Adam Baker and Alex Zotov, 8-6, at No. 1. Junior Frideric Prandecki and sophomore Rob Lowe defeated Alex Divalerio and Charlie Jones, 9-8(9-7), at No. 3, to split the doubles matches. Weinacker and freshman Jaime Pulgar secured the doubles point for NC State with a 9-8(7-5) win over Bryant Salcedo and Nick Cromydas, at No. 2.
No. 55 Weinacker was the first to finish his singles match to tie the program record. Vijay Paul defeated Pulgar, 6-2, 7-6(7-4), at No. 3, and Baker took down SUllivan in the third set, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6(7-4), at No. 4. Sophomore David Chermak fell to Jones, 6-7(7-5), 6-1, 6-3, at No. 5, and Salcedo clinched the win for the Commodores, defeating No. 124 Welte, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3, at No. 2. Redshirt freshman Eric Turner took down Zotov, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 6.
No. 21 Deacons Split Weekend Contests
Cory Parr and Steven Forman, Wake Forest's sixth-ranked doubles team, successfully defended their undefeated record by taking wins at No. 1 in both matches to improve to 4-0 in dual match action.
After dropping the doubles point against the Buckeyes on Sunday, Wake Forest looked primed to stage a comeback by taking five first set wins in singles play. But Ohio State clung to the lead and took wins at Nos. 1, 3, and 6 to clinch the victory.