Men Tennis ACCtion: Friday, February 20
Feb. 21, 2009
Hokies take ACC Opener over Boston College
Tech, ranked No. 32 in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll, took two of the three matches to win the doubles point, then won all of the six singles contests for the victory.
In singles, Yoann Re (Jr., Verdun, Quebec, Canada), ranked No. 86 nationally, gave the Hokies a 2-0 lead with his 6-2, 6-2, win at No. 2 against Akash Muppidi, then Pedro Graber (Jr., Santiago, Chile) picked a 6-4, 6-0, decision at No. 3 against Erik Kreutzer. Tech clinched the victory at No. 5 as Sebastien Jacques (So., Magog, Quebec, Canada) defeated Alex Rastorgouev, 6-4, 6-0.
No. 16 Florida State Dominates No. 70 Furman Winning 7-0
The Seminoles took the court first in doubles winning two of the three matches to claim the doubles point. On court two juniors Jean-Yves Aubone and Vahid Mirzadeh topped Furman's Bo Ladyman and Jordan Walters 8-5. Teaming up for the first time together was sophomore Clint Bowles and freshman Chris Reiman. The duo won 8-4 against Chris Rhyne and Andrei Chevstov on court three.
Mirzadeh was the first Seminole to come off the courts in single play as he defeated Philip Fuelkell 6-4, 6-1 on court four. After being down 2-4 in the second set, senior Drew Bailey came back to win 6-4, 6-4 on court six against Sawyer Duncan. Continuing the Seminole winning was No. 55 Bowles as he won against Ladyman 6-4, 6-4 on court two.
UNC Records Second 7-0 Win of Day
The 22nd-ranked Tar Heels accomplished the same feat in a 7-0 win versus Georgetown earlier on Friday.
The Tar Heels won their fourth, fifth and sixth doubles matches of the day by a combined score of 24-5. Brennan Boyajian and Alex Rafiee won by the largest margin at No. 3 doubles with an 8-0 victory over Eric Chavous and George Diggs.
Tar Heels Sweep Hoyas 7-0
Carolina's win over the Hoyas was the first part of a Friday doubleheader that concludes with a night match against Howard.
The Tar Heels got off to quick start in doubles, losing only four games combined. Eleventh-ranked Clay Donato and Taylor Fogleman were the first to finish with an 8-0 victory. Andrew Crone and Zach Hunter clinched the team point for UNC shortly afterwards, beating Georgetown's Andrew Bruhn and Adam Gross.
No. 34 NC State Falls to No. 49 South Carolina
Senior Christian Welte and redshirt freshman Julian Sullivan took down Pedro Campos and Ivan Cressoni, 8-6, at No. 2, and junior Frideric Prandecki and sophomore Rob Lowe fell to Jaime Cuellar and Johannes Pulsfort, 9-8(5) at No. 3. Diego Cubas and Ivan Machado grabbed the early lead defeating No. 38 senior Jay Weinacker and freshman Jaime Pulgar, 8-5, at No. 1.
No. 97 Cubas took down No. 89 Weinacker, 6-2, 6-3, at No. 1, and Sullivan won the Pack's first singles match, 6-2, 6-3, over Machado at No. 4. No. 91 Welte fell to Campos, 6-2, 7-6(3) at No. 2.
Wake Forest Men's Tennis Falls 5-2 at Minnesota
Sophomore Jon Wolff and junior Steven Forman took the only Deacon singles wins of the night.