Men's Tennis ACCtion: Saturday, February 9
Feb. 10, 2008
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland men's tennis team posted its second 7-0 win in just the second dual meet of the season Saturday when they defeated Navy at the Tennis Center at College Park.
The No. 75 Terps won in every match, including all three doubles matches.
Maryland juniors Andrew Orban and Boris Fetbroyt, the No. 38 doubles team in the country, defeated Navy's Nate Nelms and Johnny Waters at number one doubles, 8-3.
The Terrapins' success at doubles continued when the team of Amit Inbar and David Kwon earned a win over Alex James and Ramsey Lemaich, and Maryland's Nickolai Nielsen and Michael Coleman defeated Nick Birger and Jason Hill, both matches ending 8-5.
Terps freshman Amit Inbar continued to shine at the number one singles position, as he defeated Nelms, 6-2, 6-3. At number two singles, Orban earned a win over Waters for the second time in the day, 6-1, 6-2.
Kwon clinched the match for the Terps with his win over Hill at number three singles. The Maryland sophomore closed out the first set with his serve, hitting multiple aces in the final game. Kwon started the second set with a burst of energy, and rolled the rest of the way, winning 6-4, 6-1.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Virginia Tech men's team concluded a weekend road sweep with a narrow 5-2 win over No. 75 Brown Saturday evening. Tech defeated Boston College, 5-2, on Friday in Weymouth, Mass..
Tech (7-0), ranked No. 37 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association preseason national poll, won two of the three doubles matches for the first point of the day then took four of the six singles contests for the victory.
In singles, Yoann Re (So, Verdun, Quebec, Canada) defeated Sauabh Kohl, 6-4, 7-6 (2) while Pedro Graber (So., Santiago, Chile) picked up a 6-4, 6-4, win against Noah Gardner. Tech clinched the match when Brandon Corace (Jr., Naples, Fla.) took a tight 6-2, 2-6, 6-0, win versus Kendrick Au. Tech's final point was picked up by Alexandre Labrosse (r-So., Repentigny, Quebec, Canada) with a 6-7 (4), 6-4, 1-0 (6) win over Sam Garland.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - No. 14 Florida State men's tennis lost its first match of the season dropping a 5-2 decision to No. 19 Florida in Gainesville, Fla. Saturday afternoon.
"We didn't play really well in singles I'm disappointed," FSU head coach Dwayne Hultquist said. "I felt like we did some good things, but Florida's a good team and they outplayed us today in the singles."
The Seminole began the day strong, taking the doubles point by dominating all three matches. The No. 31 ranked team of sophomore Jean-Yves Aubone (Miami, Fla.) and Clint Bowles (Tampa, Fla.) were off the court first winning at the No. 1 position against Greg Ouellette and Tyler Hochwalt 8-2. FSU clinched the doubles point when the No. 2 tandem of senior Sam Chang (Young-Ming, Taiwan) and junior Maciek Sykut (Marathon, Fla.) defeated Jeff Dadamo and Johnny Hamui 8-5. Sophomore Brad Mixson (Miami, Fla.) and junior Drew Bailey (Tallahassee, Fla.) finished off the sweep at the No. 3 position beating Nestor Briceno and Alex Lacroix.
"I think Clint and Jean-Yves played really well," Hultquist said. "We got a lead on all three courts and sustained it, we really served strongly."
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The No. 26 NC State men's tennis team fell to 4-3 on the season after a 5-2 loss to No. 35 Vanderbilt in Ann Arbor, Mich.. All three of the Wolfpack's losses this season have been to ranked teams, including two on the road. James McGee won at No. 1 singles and NC State won the doubles point for its two points in the match.
NC State dropped its second straight contest after a 6-1 setback at No. 18 Michigan on Friday.
Nick Cavaday and Jay Weinacker combined at No. 1 doubles to win 8-4 to clinch the doubles point. The duo is ranked No. 16 nationally and is 3-1 on the season. McGee and Christian Welte won at No. 2, 8-5, to help give NC State an early 1-0 lead in the match.
NC State would win just one of the six singles matches, however, as McGee improved to 3-2 at No. 1 singles this season with his straight sets win over Ryan Preston.
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