Men's Tennis ACCtion: Sunday, February 10
Feb. 11, 2008
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland men's tennis team closed out the weekend with another lop-sided victory at home, this win coming against Villanova on Sunday at the Tennis Center at College Park.
The Terps rolled to their third 7-0 victory of the season, not losing a single set on the day.
Maryland shuffled the line-up at doubles, but the winning ways continued starting with Andrew Orban and David Kwon as they defeated Villanova's Trenton Alenik and Brian Maher at number one doubles, 8-4.
At number two doubles Terrapins Amit Inbar and Boris Fetbroyt beat Dimitri Chimerakis and John Drosick, 8-2, and at number three doubles Maryland's team of Nickolai Nielsen and Michael Coleman earned the win over David Shaheen and Alex Leeser, 8-4.
Maryland freshman Amit Inbar continued his success at number one singles against Villanova junior Brian Maher. After quickly taking the first set, Inbar opened the second set with a break of Maher's serve in the first game, and followed with four aces in the second game before cruising to the win, 6-1, 6-0.
ATLANTA - David North picked up the deciding win as the Georgia Tech (5-0) men's tennis team pulled out a tough 4-3 victory over visiting Mississippi State (1-2) Sunday afternoon at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.
The Yellow Jackets opened the day with seniors North and George Gvelesiani breezing to an 8-2 win in their doubles match over Artem Kusnetsov and Ryan Farlow of Mississippi State. In the No. 2 doubles spot, the freshman duo of Guillermo Gomez and Eliot Potvin gave Tech a 1-0 lead with a tough tie-breaker decision (9-8 [7-5]) over Tanner Stump and Pjotrs Necajevs.
The game went back and forth throughout singles play but the Jackets pulled out the tough victory. Freshman Ryan Smith earned the first point with a quick 6-2, 6-0 win over Kuznetsov. In the no. 6 spot Miguel Muguruza earned a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 win over Maximilien Genuini. North came through as he was able to pick up a tough 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 victory over 14th-ranked Philippe Frayssinoux, a junior from Plaisir, France, to lead the Jackets to the win.
IRVINE, Calif. - Gera Boryachinskiy defeated Trevor Dobson 7-6, 7-6 at number three singles and clinched the match as Clemson defeated Cal-Irvive 4-3 in a men's intercollegiate tennis match at Irvine, CA Sunday.
Clemson improves to 7-4 overall and the Anteaters fall to 1-3 this season.
The Tigers won two of the three doubles matches to take a 1-0 lead. Gera Boryachinskiy and Kevin Galloway clinched the doubles point for Clemson as they defeated Ajay Ahluwalia and Gautam Vaidyanathan 9-8 in the number three match.
In singles, Clemson won both the No. 6 and No. 5 matches to take a 3-0 lead. The Anteaters' Victor Lamm cut the lead to 3-1 as he defeated Kevin Fleck 6-4, 6-2 in No. 2 singles. Cal-Irvine's Alex Sundling defeated Rok Bizjak 6-0, 7-5 in the No. 1 match to cut the lead to 3-2.
Boryachinskiy defeated Dobson in a pair of tie-breakers to clinch the overall win for Clemson with a 7-6, 7-6 win in No. 3 singles. Cal-Irvine's Khunpol Issara concluded the match with a 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 win over Ike Belk in the No. 4 match to make the final score 4-3.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - 3rd-ranked Ohio State dealt the 15th-ranked Tar Heels their second straight loss Sunday afternoon at the Ohio State University Varsity Tennis Center.
It was a day of streaks for both the Tar Heels and the Buckeyes. For Ohio State, the win was their 64th straight win at home dating back to 2003, while for UNC, the loss was their second straight and kept them winless all-time against the Buckeyes.
The match began with a close competition for the doubles point. The nationally third-ranked team of junior Taylor Fogleman and sophomore Chris Kearney took on the nation's nineteenth-ranked duo of OSU's Matt Allare and Mike O'Connell in a contest that took Allare and O'Connell an extra game to win at the score of 9-7. Seniors David Stone and Lenny Gullan then fell to Bryan Koniecko and Steven Moneke 4-8, which delivered the doubles team point to Ohio State heading into singles. While sophomores Clay Donato and Stefan Hardy were still within reach of a victory at the game score of 7-8, since the team point was decided, a tiebreaker was played in lieu of the final game, which the Buckeyes' Justin Kronauge and Drew Eberly won.
COLUMBUS, Ohio and RICHMOND, Va. - Steve Forman led the Wake Forest men's tennis team with top singles wins, but it wasn't enough for the Demon Deacons to post victories against No. 3 Ohio State and Virginia Commonwealth over the weekend.
On Friday, the Deacons (3-2) fell 5-1 to the Buckeyes (7-0) in Columbus. After falling behind 1-6 in the first set, Forman rallied to notch a win over #85 Bryan Koniecko at No. 2 singles with 6-3, 7-6 performance in the second and third sets.
WFU Junior Cory Parr was edged by sixth-ranked Justin Kronauge in a first set tiebreaker (7-1), and dropped the second set 6-3.
In Richmond, the Rams (7-1) opened with a doubles point win and followed with singles wins at Nos. 3, 5 and 6 to secure the upset. Forman posted his first win of the season at No. 1 singles, while Parr defeated Thibaut Charron in three sets at No. 2. At No. 4, Jon Wolff grabbed the final Demon Deacon win of the afternoon with a 6-7 (4), 7-5, 6-1 victory over Stepan Siska.
HOUSTON, Texas - The No. 24 University of Miami men's tennis team dropped just its second road match of the season, falling to No. 23 Rice, 5-2, on Sunday afternoon at Jake Hess Stadium.
The Hurricanes (4-2) grabbed the early 1-0 lead with the doubles point. The 18th-ranked tandem of Vivek Subramanian and David Rosenberg routed Rice's doubles pair of Bruno Rosa and Tobias Scheil, 8-1, in the No. 2 doubles position. After dropping the No. 3 doubles match, 8-3, Miami's 30th-ranked duo of All-American Daniel Vallverdu and Carl Sundberg clinched the point for UM with an 8-5 top-flight victory.
In singles competition, the Owls managed to take the 2-1 lead with a wins at the No. 3 and No. 5 positions. The Hurricanes came storming back to knot it at 2-all with a strong straight-sets victory by Carl Sundberg at the No. 4 spot.