Men's Tennis ACCtion: Saturday, February 23
Feb. 24, 2008
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State men's tennis save its best for last taking two third set tiebreakers to defeat No. 22 Pepperdine 4-3 on Saturday afternoon at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center.
With FSU trailing 3-2 No. 35 ranked Jean-Yves Aubone took No. 16 ranked Andre Begemann to a third set tiebreaker. The sophomore from Miami, Fla. lost the first set 6-3, before roaring back to take the second set 6-4. Aubone dominated the tiebreaker 7-2 to win the third set 7-6(2) and tie the match at three.
That left freshman Clint Bowles on the court in the No.2 position in the third set tied at four against the No. 22 ranked player in the country Bassam Beidas. Bowles broke to go up 5-4, but Beidas broke right back to knot the match at five. The two exchanged games to send the match to a deciding tiebreaker. Bowles quickly jumped out to a 4-0 lead and coasted from there to clinch the match for the Seminoles 7-6(5), 4-6, 7-6(2).
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia men's tennis team opened a four-game homestand with a doubleheader sweep Saturday at the Boyd Tinsley Courts at the Boar's Head Sports Club. The Cavaliers downed No. 39 Old Dominion 7-0 in the first match before topping Boston College 6-1 in the nightcap.
"It was a long day playing both of these matches," said Virginia head coach Brian Boland. "ODU is a good program and we knew they were going to take a lot out of us. Today capped a long week, coming back Monday night into Tuesday morning from Seattle. Playing a doubleheader today may have been a bit of a risk considering our schedule over the past few week, but I thought the guys battled well through it. We now have a week to get ready for two more big matches next weekend."
In the opener, the Cavaliers swept Old Dominion 7-0. In the doubles, Virginia took all three contests to take a 1-0 lead. Top-ranked Somdev Devvarman (Chennai, India) and Treat Huey (Alexandria, Va.) won at No. 1 doubles, No. 19 Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) and Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) won at No. 2 doubles and Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) and Ted Angelinos (Athens, Greece) won at No. 3 doubles.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Wake Forest men's tennis team successfully defended its undefeated 2008 home record with a 6-1 win over the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday.
The Demon Deacons are now 7-2 overall and 5-0 at the Wake Forest Indoor Tennis Center. The loss set the Cardinals back to 8-2 for 2008 dual match action.
Senior Mariusz Adamski and freshman Jon Wolff teamed up for the first time in 2008 to open the contest with an 8-6 doubles win over Pablo Calligari and Robert Rotaru at No. 3. Wake Forest's 42nd-ranked duo of Steven Forman and Cory Parr then upset Louisville's No. 23 tandem Austen Childs/David Simon to clinch the doubles point with an 8-6 pro set.
Carlos Salmon and Iain Atkinson capped off the WFU doubles sweep with a shortened 7-6 win over Simon Childs and Viktor Maksimcuk at No. 2.
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