Men's Tennis ACCtion: Tuesday, March 11
March 12, 2008
HOUSTON, Texas - The No. 17-ranked Florida State men's tennis team improved to 10-2 with a 4-3 victory over No. 11 Rice (9-4) Tuesday afternoon at Jake Hess Tennis Stadium. Freshman Clint Bowles earned his second straight victory over a ranked opponent with a 6-3, 6-3 decision vs. No. 37-ranked Christoph Müller.
In addition to Bowles, Sam Chang (6-2, 3-0) and Brad Mixson (6-4, 6-2) cruised to two-set victories and the match was decided by a hard-fought victory by Maciek Sykut, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 over Rice's Filip Zivojinovic.
"I thought we did a great job coming back from losing the doubles point," Seminole head coach Dwayne Hultquist said. "We really jumped to leads on most of the courts and I thought the key match was with Maciek (Sykut) as he was down 4-0 in the first set and fought back and won the fifth game and the tie-breaker and went on to clinch the match. Clint (Bowles), Brad (Mixson) and Sam (Chang), all three of them jumped out to early leads and were able to finish off their matches.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - After jumping out to a 2-0 lead, the No. 22 Wake Forest men's tennis team was unable to fend off No. 20 Texas A&M in College Station, suffering a 4-3 loss in the late night match.
The loss stalls the 2008 Demon Deacon record at 9-4, while Texas A&M now stands at 7-4. Wake Forest will look to rebound at its final spring break match against No. 27 Texas Christian on Friday.
Cory Parr and Steve Forman teamed up for the first win of the night, taking an 8-4 decision at No. 1 doubles, while Mariusz Adamski and Jon Wolff followed with an 8-6 victory at No. 3 to give WFU an 1-0 advantage.
Wake Forest sophomore Jason Morgenstern fired out a 6-0, 6-0 win over Stephen Shields at No. 6, but Demon Deacon losses at Nos. 1 and 4 evened the match score at 2-2.