Men Tennis ACCtion: Friday, March 20
March 20, 2009
Virginia Downs Clemson 6-1
The Cavaliers opened the match by sweeping the three doubles contests. Dominic Inglot (London, England) and Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) topped Carlos Alvarez and Rok Bizjak 8-4 at No. 1 doubles. The opening point was secured for the Cavaliers by Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) and Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn,), who downed Gera Boryachinskiy and Wesley Moran 8-6 at No. 2 doubles. Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.) and Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) completed the sweep with a tiebreaker victory over Ike Belk and Kevin Fleck at No. 3 doubles.
In singles, Virginia’s won three matches quickly in straight sets to clinch the match. Singh topped Boryachinskiy 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2 singles to make the score 2-0. Inglot’s 6-1, 6-4 win over Alvarez at the No. 1 position gave the Cavaliers a 3-0 lead before Courtney’s 6-3, 7-5 win over Belk at No. 6 clinched the dual match win. Shabaz and Steven Eelkman Rooda (Amersfoort, The Netherlands) later added wins in third set match tiebreakers for Virginia.
No. 14 Florida State Dominates Third Sets To Defeat No. 27 Duke 5-2
The Seminoles (14-5, 4-0) dominated on the doubles court to open up a 1-0 lead. Seniors Drew Bailey and Maciek Sykut were off the court first with an 8-5 win against Dylan Arnould and Reid Carleton on court two. After going down 2-0 on court one, the 39th-ranked duo of juniors Jean-Yves Aubone and Vahid Mirzadeh won eight out of the last 10 games to cruise to a 8-4 victory against Duke's Kiril Dimitrov and Alain Michel. On court three, sophomore Clint Bowles and freshman Chris Reiman could not overcome a slow start and were defeated 8-6 by David Holland and Jared Pinsky.
The Blue Devils tied the score at one to open singles as Luke Marchese defeated Bailey in straight sets on court six 6-4, 6-4. Senior Chris Cloer was able to give the Garnet and Gold a 2-1 lead on court five with a three-set victory over Michel 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. Duke tied the match once again on court two where No. 58 Dimitrov avenged a loss to No. 57 Bowles earlier this season with a 6-3, 7-6 victory.
Hokies claim victory over Yellow Jackets
Nicolas Delgado de Robles (Sr., Madrid, Spain), Sebastien Jacques (So., Magog, Quebec, Canada) and Brandon Corace (Sr., Naples, Fla.) all earned crucial victories en route to the win.
In the No. 2 singles match, Delgado de Robles defeated Miguel Mugurunza of Georgia Tech, 6-1, 6-4. Jacques beat the Yellow Jackets’ Ryan Smith, 6-4, 6-2 in the No. 5 singles match, while, in the No. 6 singles contest, Corace trounced Dusan Miljevic, 6-2, 6-2 to secure a victory for Tech.
Miami Edges North Carolina, 4-3
With the 4-3 victory, the Hurricanes improve to 7-6 overall and 3-1 in the conference, while the Tar Heels fall to 11-4 and 0-2 in league play.
The Hurricanes got off to a strong start, winning the No. 2 and 3 doubles matches to take the 1-0 lead.
Parr Posts 100th Career Singles Win as WFU Drops Maryland, 6-1
Parr opened the match with a 9-7 victory at No. 1 doubles with Steven Forman. David Hopkins and Jon Wolff won their fourth consecutive match, taking down David Kwon and Nickolai Nielson 8-4 at No. 2. Iain Atkinson and Carlos Salmon polished off the doubles sweep with an 8-5 win at No. 3.
Jon Wolff extended his unbeaten singles streak to 11 matches with a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 3. Along with Parr, Iain Atkinson, Jason Morgenstern and Steven Forman also added straight set wins. Freshman Joost Vogel dropped a 6-5, 6-1 match at No. 4 to Mathias Sarrazin to give the Terrapins their only victory of the night.
Weinacker Earns 100th Win, M. Tennis Beats BC
The Eagles won the doubles point after winning matches at the No. 1 and No. 3 slots. The No. 59 doubles team of Erik Kreutzer and Thomas Nolan defeated No. 79 Weinacker and freshman Jaime Pulgar, 8-2, at No. 1. Senior Christian Welte and redshirt freshman Julian Sullivan defeated Alex Skinner and Brian Garber, 8-3 at No. 2. Adam Davison and Akash Muppidi took down sophomore Rob Lowe and freshman Justin Jendruch, 8-4, at No. 3.
Weinacker earned his 100th career win by beating Nolan, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 1. Welte earned his 86th career singles win, tying him for third in program history, with a victory over Kreutzer, 6-4, 7-5, at No. 2.