Men Tennis ACCtion: Friday, March 27
March 27, 2009
Virginia Downs Miami
Virginia opened the match by winning the doubles point, which proved to be crucial. Dominic Inglot (London, England) and Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) scored an 8-4 win over Daniel Vallverdu and David Rosenfeld at No. 1 and Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) and Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) topped Keith Crowley and Carl Sundberg 8-3 at No. 2.
In singles, the Cavaliers extended their lead to 3-0 as Barrick cruised to a 6-2, 6-1 win over David Simon at No. 4 and Shabaz downed Christian Blocker 6-2, 6-0 at No. 3. The Hurricanes rallied to tie the match at 3-3 as they picked up wins at No. 1, No. 5, and No. 6. With the dual match on the line, Singh clinched the win with his 6-2, 6-4 win over Rosenfeld at No. 2 singles.
Blue Devils Roll Past Eagles 7-0
For the second straight match, rain forced the Blue Devils indoors. Duke continued its success at home, improving to 7-2 in Durham. They earn win No. 10 on the season and are now 3-2 in ACC play. The loss drops the Eagles to 13-7 overall and 0-6 against league competition.
Duke started the match by winning the doubles point for the first time in four matches. The Blue Devils utilized a new doubles order to take two of the three matches. Playing for the second time at the top spot, Reid Carleton and Dylan Arnould clinched the doubles point with a 9-7 victory over No. 59 Thomas Nolan and Erik Kreutzer. The Duke pair is now 2-1 against ranked opponents and are 10-7 overall.
Tar Heels Record First ACC Win Against Maryland
The Tar Heels swept every match played for a 7-0 victory over the Terrapins.
Carolina set the pace early by winning all three doubles matches played. Clay Donato and Taylor Fogleman opened up play with an 8-3 win, their 12th victory of the regular season and their 23rd of the 2008-09 campaign. Brennan Boyajian and Zach Hunter quickly followed with an 8-5 win, a score that was repeated in UNC's favor by Andrew Crone and Luke Mojica to complete the three-match doubles sweep.
No. 25 Deacons Sting Yellow Jackets, 4-2
The Yellow Jackets (6-9, 1-5) opened the match by taking the doubles point. Wake's No. 1 ranked duo of Cory Parr and Steven Forman posted an 8-6 win at the top spot, but Carlos Salmon and Iain Atkinson dropped an 8-5 decision at No. 2 to knot the contest. GT's Austin Roebuck and Eliot Potvin edged Jonathan Wolff and David Hopkins in a tiebreaker to take the point.
No. 26 Parr got the Deacons on the board with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over No. 12 Guillermo Gomez at No. 1, marking Parr's highest upset of the season. Steven Forman followed with a win in straight sets at No. 2 and Jon Wolff put the Deacons within one victory of taking the match win with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 decision over Kevin King at No. 3.
Clemson Upsets #38 N.C. State 5-2
Clemson is now 9-9 overall and 1-5 in the ACC. N.C. State now has a 9-7 record overall and a 3-2 mark in the ACC. N.C. State is ranked 38th nationally according to the latest ITA poll.
Today's match was the 60th in the series between Clemson and N.C. State on the tennis courts. Clemson now leads the series 50-10. The series began in 1940 as Clemson won the two matches played that season. The Tigers also have a 24-3 record against the Wolfpack when playing at Clemson.