Men's Tennis ACCtion: Sunday, February 15
Feb. 15, 2009
Virginia Men’s Tennis Tops Tennessee 4-0 to Reach National Indoor Final
Virginia, the reigning ITA National Indoor Champions, took the doubles point for a 1-0 lead. The Cavaliers got an 8-4 win at No. 3 doubles as Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va,) and Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) downed Christian Hansen and Matt Brewer. Dominic Inglot (London, England) and Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) clinched the opening point for Virginia with an 8-3 win over Boris Conkic and Matteo Fago at the No. 2 position.
No. 16 Florida State Men's Tennis Finishes Weekend With 4-3 Victory Against No. 18 Michigan
For the first time in the tournament the Seminoles jumped out to a 1-0 lead by winning the doubles point. Seniors Drew Bailey and Maciek Sykut defeated Andrew Mazlin and George Navas on court two 8-2 to begin the day. The point was clinched on court three where junior Vahid Mirzadeh and freshman Chris Reiman were victorious against Drew Daniel and Chris Madden.
Alabama Defeats Clemson 5-2
Alabama improves to 6-1 this season, while Clemson falls to 4-4 this year. The Tigers are ranked 61st in the latest ITA poll. Alabama is ranked 19th nationally by the same poll this week.
The Crimson Tide won the initial point by picking up victories in two of the three doubles matches. The Tigers responded by evening the score courtesy of Carlos Alvarez's 6-3, 6-2 win over Alabama's Saketh Myneni in number one singles.
Terps Miss the Train, Fall at Home to Boilermakers
All six Terrapins (3-3, 0-1) that played earned wins, but unfortunately for the Terps all six also experienced losses, four of which came at singles. Purdue (3-4) earned victories at each of the top four singles spots.
Maryland started out well, winning the doubles point for the fourth time this season. Things started off with the usual great performance for the Terps from the No. 35-ranked doubles team of Andrew Orban and Boris Fetbroyt.
Orban and Fetbroyt dismissed Slavko Bijelica and Griff Nienberg quickly, winning 8-2. Nickolai Nielsen and David Kwon added a doubles vitory of their own to clinch the point for the Terps, defeating Branko Kuzmanovic and J.P. Rose, 8-6.