Men Tennis ACCtion: Saturday, February 21
Feb. 22, 2009
Virginia Men's Tennis Sweeps Boise State and Boston College
Virginia opened the match by sweeping the doubles point. Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) and Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) won at No. 1 and Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.) and Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) won at No. 3 to clinch the opening point. Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) and Dominic Inglot (London, England) won in a tiebreaker at No. 2 doubles to complete the sweep.
In singles, the Cavaliers took a 2-0 lead with Courtney's win at No. 6 singles. Boise State cut the lead to 2-1 as Clancy Shields won at the No. 1 position. Steven Eelkman Rooda (Amersfoort, The Netherlands) won at No. 5 singles and Barrick won at No. 4 to clinch the win for Virginia. Singh added a superbreaker win at No. 2 over No. 57 Kean Feeder to make the final score 5-2.
Hokies Blank Bears, 7-0
Tech, ranked No. 32 in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll, swept all three matches to win the doubles point, then claimed the six singles contests for the victory.
In singles action, the Hokies quickly won two matches in straight sets to take a 3-0 lead as Brandon Corace (Sr., Naples, Fla.) won, 6-3, 6-3, at No. 6 over Jimmy Crystal and Sebastien Jacques (So., Magog, Quebec, Canada) took his No. 5 match, 6-2, 6-2, against Kendrick Au. The Hokies won the clinching point at No. 3 as Pedro Graber (Jr., Santiago, Chile) defeated Sam Garland, 6-1, 6-4.
No. 71 Maryland Men's Tennis Feeds Wildcats a Bagel, Wins 7-0
Maryland started strong, sweeping the doubles matches after all three Terps doubles teams held serve and broke to start their matches.
Maryland's number one doubles team of Andrew Orban and Boris Fetbroyt continued their winning ways, defeating the team of Alex Leeser and John Drosick, 8-3.