Men's Tennis ACCtion: Friday, February 22
Feb. 23, 2008
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland men's tennis team opened ACC play with a 7-0 win against Boston College on Friday at the Tennis Center at College Park.
Maryland (4-1, 1-0) won the highly contested doubles point despite a strong effort from Boston College (2-4, 0-2). After scoring began, there were 11 ties in doubles play, along with a large number of lead changes.
After falling down 0-3 early in the match, Terps David Kwon and Michael Coleman battled back to draw even at 3-3, but Boston College's Erik Kreutzer and Jason Sechrist retook the lead at 4-3. Kwon and Coleman continued to trade game-points with the Eagles until breaking to take a 7-6 lead, just before Kwon came up with a huge ace to win the match, 8-6.
Playing at number one doubles, Maryland's Andrew Orban and Boris Fetbroyt, the No. 30 ranked doubles team in the country, quickly followed with a win of their own over Boston College's Brian Garber and Alex Rastorgouev. Orban closed the tight match on service with a barrage of aces, and the Terps won, 8-6.
At number three doubles, Terrapins Amit Inbar and Nickolai Nielsen closed out doubles play with a win over the Eagles' Thomas Nolan and Adam Davison in another close match, 8-5.