Men Tennis ACCtion: Sunday, March 22
March 22, 2009
Virginia Downs Georgia Tech 6-1
The Cavaliers opened the match by sweeping the three doubles contests. Fourth-ranked Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) and Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) opened the match with an 8-6 win over No. 61 Guillermo Gomez and Ryan Smith at No. 1 doubles. No. 13 Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) and Dominic Inglot (London, England) clinched the opening point for Virginia with their 8-5 win over Doug Kenny and Kevin King at No. 2 doubles. Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.) and Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) completed the sweep with a 9-7 win over Eliot Potvin and Austin Roebuck at the No. 3 position.
In singles, Virginia’s won four matches quickly to wrap up the dual match victory. No. 23 Singh cruised to a 6-3, 6-1 win over Potvin at No. 3 singles. Eighteenth-ranked Shabaz topped Miguel Muguruza 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2 singles. Courtney downed Smith 6-3, 6-2 to clinch the match. The match at No. 1 singles was a battle of two top-15 players, where No. 15 Inglot downed No. 12 Gomez 6-3, 6-2. The Cavaliers later added a win from Barrick at No. 4 singles, who topped King in a third-set match tiebreaker.
No. 14 Florida State Men's Tennis Completes Road Trip With 5-2 Win Over North Carolina
For the third consecutive match the Seminoles (15-5, 5-0) took the doubles point to take a 1-0 lead. After jumping out to a 6-1 lead on court one No. 39-ranked juniors Jean-Yves Aubone and Vahid Mirzadeh had to hold on to defeat No. 34 Clay Donato and Taylor Fogleman on court one. The duo broke the Tar Heels at 7-7 and then served out the match to win 9-7. On court three, sophomore Clint Bowles and freshman Chris Reiman were taken to a tiebreaker by Brennan Boyajian and Zach Hunter. Tied at five Bowles and Reimen won the last two points to clinch the match 9-8(5). On court two seniors Drew Bailey and Maciek Sykut had their four-match winning streak broken by Andrew Crone and Alex Raflee 8-4.
Bailey clinched the match for Florida State on court four against Hunter. The Tallahassee, Fla., native won the first set 7-6 dominating the tiebreaker 7-2. Hunter came back and took set two 6-1 and went up 3-2 in the third. However Bailey was able to win the last four games of the set to earn FSU the victory.
Miami Men's Tennis Downs Duke for Second-Straight Win
Miami got off to another strong start, cruising to the 3-0 lead. The Hurricanes won the doubles point on victories at No. 1 from David Rosenfeld and Daniel Vallverdu and No. 3 from Christian Blocker and David Simon, and then picked up two-straight singles victories. Vallverdu, the 29th-ranked All-American, earned the second point for Miami with the 6-3, 6-2 victory in top-flight singles competition, while Simon earned the win at No. 4, 1-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Duke got on the board with a win at No. 5, but once again Rosenfeld clinched the match for the Hurricanes with a 6-1, 5-7, 7-5 win at No. 3.
No. 42 NC State Men's Tennis Blanks No. 69 Maryland
Sophomore Rob Lowe and freshman Justin Jendruch took down Alex Aksanov and Mathias Sarrazin, 8-4, at No. 3, and senior Christian Welte and redshirt freshman Julian Sullivan beat Andrew Orban and Boris Fetbroyt, 8-6 at No 1. The No. 79 doubles team of senior Jay Weinacker and freshman Jaime Pulgar capped off the doubles sweep with an 8-6 victory over David Kwon and Nickolai Nielsen at No. 2.
The Pack built on their lead when senior Derek Stephens swiftly took down Sarrazin, 6-1, 6-1 at No. 4. Freshman Akash Gujarati beat Aksanov, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 6, and Sullivan secured the victory for the Pack with a third set, 4-6, 6-1, 6-1, win over Fetbroyt at No. 5.
Hokies tame Tigers, 7-0
The Hokies swept the doubles and only dropped two sets in taking all six singles contests.
In singles, Yoann Re (Jr., Verdun, Quebec, Canada) defeated Carlos Alvarez, 5-7, 6-0, 7-5, in a tightly contested No. 1 match while Nicolas Delgado de Robles (Sr., Madrid, Spain) took the No. 2 match, 7-6, 6-1, over Gera Borychinskiy. Elsewhere, Luka Somen (Fr., Karlovac, Croatia) won a tough No. 3 contest, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2, against Rok Bizjak, Sebastien Jacques (So., Magog, Quebec, Canada) won, 7-6, 6-2, at No. 4 over Kevin Fleck, Brandon Corace (Sr., Naples, Fla.) cruised past Kevin Galloway, 6-3, 6-2, in the No. 5 match and Patrick Daciek (Fr., Severna Park, Md.) had no trouble at No. 6 winning 6-3, 6-3, versus Ike Belk.
Tech wasted no time in capturing the doubles point as Daciek/Delgado de Robles made short work of Boryachinskiy/Wesley Moran, 8-0, at No. 2 and Jacques/Re rolled to a 8-3 victory at No. 1 versus Alvarez/Bizjak. The Hokies completed the sweep as Corace/Pedro Graber (Jr., Santiago, Chile) edged Belk/Fleck, 7-6, at No. 3.
Deacons Cap-off Weekend with Sunday Doubleheader Wins
Sophomore Jonathan Wolff remained undefeated in singles through both matches, improving his dual match record to 13-0.
Senior Cory Parr had a perfect day, opening the day with a doubles win with Steven Forman and following with two singles wins at No. 1. Parr is now 12-3 at No. 1 singles and 11-2 at No. 1 doubles.