Men's Tennis ACCtion: Friday, February 27
Feb. 28, 2009
The No. 1 Virginia men’s tennis team remained undefeated on the season with a 6-1 victory over No. 31 Virginia Tech Friday night at the Boyd Tinsley Courts at the Boar’s Head Sports Club. The Cavaliers improve to 15-0 overall and 3-0 in the ACC with the victory, while the Hokies fall to 6-2 (1-1 ACC).
Virginia opened the match by sweeping the doubles point. Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) and Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) topped Luka Somen and Nicolas Delgado de Robles 8-2 at the No. 1 position. Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) and Drew Courtney defeated Brandon Corace and Pedro Graber 8-4 at No. 3 doubles to clinch the opening point. Dominic Inglot (London, England) and Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) completed the sweep with a tiebreaker win at No. 2 over Sebastien Jacques and Yoann Re.
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In front of nearly 500 spectators, the Georgia Tech men's tennis team fell 7-0 to second-ranked Georgia at the Bill Moore Tennis Center Friday.
The Bulldogs took a1-0 lead early on winning two of the three doubles matches. The UGA tandem of Javier Garrapiz and Drake Bernstein was the first to triumph by taking down sophomore Muguruza and junior Austin Roebuck, 8-6, at the No. 3 spot. Tech would even play however as sophomores Guillermo Gomez and Ryan Smith won a thrilling 9-8 (5) match over the seventh-ranked duo of Scott Schnugg and Jamie Hunt.
Down to the last pairing, Georgia's Christian Vitulli and Josh Varelli would be too much as freshman King and sophomore Doug Kenny fell 9-7, after leading 6-3 at one point in the match.
Not to be overshadowed by the score, the Jackets lost six very tough tie-breakers in singles on the day.