Men Tennis ACCtion: Friday, March 13
March 13, 2009
Re holds key to Tech victory
After the teams split the first two doubles matches, Re teamed with Sebastien Jacques to upset the 14th-ranked duo of Adrian Simon/Emanuel Brighiu, 8-4, to give the Hokies the all-important doubles point.
TCU evened the match as No. 80 Kriegler Brink took the No. 3 singles match, 6-3, 6-0, over Tech's Luka Somen (Fr., Karlovac, Croatia), but the Hokies recaptured the lead as Jacques (So., Magog, Quebec, Canada) defeated Simon, 7-5, 6-0, in the No. 4 contest. Tech extended the advantage to 3-1 when Patrick Daciek (Fr., Severna Park, Md.) won his No. 5 match, 6-4, 7-5, versus Christopher Price.
Blue Devils Knock Off Rice For Fourth Straight Win
Inclement weather moved the match indoors to the MET Tennis and Racquet Club in downtown Houston. The move from outdoors to indoors did not affect the Blue Devils as they earned their fourth straight victory to improve to 7-3 on the year.
Pinsky earned his second career win over a ranked opponent, defeating No. 103 Sam Garforth-Bles 6-1, 6-3 at the No. 4 position. Pinsky is now 15-8 overall on the year. The win put Duke up 2-0 in the match as they claimed the doubles point. Dylan Arnould and Reid Carleton won 9-7 at No. 2 to improve to 8-4 while David Holland and Torsten Wietoska won 8-5 in the third slot to improve to 8-3.
Hurricanes Fall to USF, 5-2
The Bulls improved to 8-4 with the win, while the Hurricanes dropped their third-straight road match to fall to 5-5 on the season.
Miami still hasn't found its stride in doubles competition, as USF picked up the early 1-0 lead on the strength of three doubles victories.