Men's Tennis ACCtion: Sunday, February 22
Feb. 23, 2009
Cloer Seals The Deal As Florida State Men's Tennis Downs No. 27 Rice
Florida State dropped two of the three the highly-contested doubles points then found itself down 2-1 after No. 19 Jean-Yves Aubone was upset at No. 1 singles. However, that’s when Florida State dug in and turned the match around.
Getting the Seminoles going was a close 7-5, 6-4 win by Maciek Sykut over Chong Wang at No. 3. Clint Bowles’ upset of No. 28 Bruno Rosa – 6-4, 6-4 – at the second spot built more momentum. Chris Cloer staved off elimination in the second set before rolling Sam Garforth-Bles in the third for the 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 victory and the deciding point.
Weinacker Breaks Record as No. 34 Pack Beats 49ers
NC State began the match by sweeping all three doubles bouts to earn the early lead. Senior Christian Welte and redshirt freshman Julian Sullivan defeated Moritz Bernhoerster and Chris Huynh, 8-3, at No. 1. Junior Frideric Prandecki and sophomore Rob Lowe overpowered Mike Anders and Mirza Beciragic, 8-4, at No. 3 to secure the doubles point for the Pack. Within seconds of the NO. 3 doubles team finishing, the No. 38 pair of Weinacker and freshman Jaime Pulgar defeated Jesse Hutchinson and Charlie Martin-Lecamp, 8-3, at No. 2 to complete the sweep.
No. 89 Weinacker was the first to complete his match, and break the school record in the process, with a 6-0, 6-3, win over Anders at No. 1. Senior Derek Stephens soon followed, dominating Ricardo Cuellar, 6-2, 6-3, at No. 3.
No. 34 NC State Men's Tennis Sweeps UNC Greensboro
NC State started the doubles matches with junior Frideric Prandecki and sophomore Rob Lowe shutting out Andrey Bubnov and Yaroslav Litus, 8-0, at No. 3. The No. 38 doubles team of senior Jay Weinacker and freshman Jaime Pulgar took down William John and Kyle Eddlins, 8-3, at No. 2 to secure the doubles point and early lead for the Pack. Senior Christian Welte and redshirt freshman Julian Sullivan defeated Orcun Seyrek and Arsel Kumdereli, 8-3, at No. 1 to complete the Pack's sweep of the doubles bouts.
Sullivan was the first to win his singles match, defeating Kumdereli, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 3. Senior Derek Stephens took down Litus, 6-2, 6-4, at No. 4, and No. 89 Weinacker secured the win for the Pack with a third set victory over Seyrek, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, at No. 1.
Maryland Men's Tennis Rolls Past George Washington
Andrew Orban and David Kwon led the way by winning in straight sets at No. 1 and 2 singles, respectively. Orban defeated Yan Levinski 6-1, 6-3 and Kwon knocked off Ugur Atalay 7-5, 7-6 (7-4).
Up 3-1, Mathias Sarrazin clinched the match for the Terps (5-4) by defeating Alerx Sohaili at No. 5 singles 6-1, 6-4.
Badgers Edge Deacons 4-3
Wisconsin swept the doubles point which ended up being the deciding factor after the teams split singles matches 3-3. Jonathan Wolff, Cory Parr and David Hopkins all posted wins for the Deacons.
Wake Forest will continue road action on Friday, February 27, when they play at Louisville.
No. 24 Miami Men's Tennis Falls to No. 11 Florida
The Gators, who won their second-straight match to improve to 8-3, jumped out to the early 1-0 lead after sweeping the doubles matches. Miami All-American duo Daniel Vallverdu and Carl Sundberg saw their first action together of the season, but fell to UF’s 23rd-ranked tandem of Joey Burkhardt and Antoine Benneteau, 8-2, who were playing their ninth match of the season together.
Florida also came out strong in singles play, using straight sets wins at Nos. 6, 1, 2 and 3 to clinch the match.
Jackets Lose 4-2 Battle at Auburn
After coming from behind twice to tie the score at two apiece, freshman Kevin King was unable to give Tech the lead as he fell 7-6, 6-3 to Auburn's Tim Puetz at the No. 2 spot, putting the Jackets down 3-2. The loss for King was just his second of the dual match season.
Needing a victory from either Guillermo Gomez at the No. 1 or Miguel Muguruza at the No. 4 spot to stay alive, the Jackets were denied the victory as the Tigers Milan Krnjetin came back from down a set to defeat Muguruza 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 in the clinching match.