Men's Tennis ACCtion: Friday, March 28
March 29, 2008
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The No. 30 Wake Forest men's tennis team opened weekend competition with a 7-0 win over Clemson at Leighton Stadium on Friday night. The victory set the Demon Deacon season record to 14-6, 5-1 while the Tigers now stand at 13-13, 1-5.
Cory Parr and Jason Morgenstern each notched 6-0, 6-0 singles victories in the WFU shutout. Sophomore Steve Forman posted his fifth win of the season at No. 1, defeating Clemson's Carlos Alvarez 6-1, 6-7, 6-2.
Jon Wolff added a 6-4, 6-0 win at No. 4, while Mariusz Adamski and Andrew Brasseaux both pulled out wins in three-set matches to set the final Demon Deacon tally at 7-0.
BLACKSBURG, Va. - The No. 10 ranked Florida State men's tennis team passed a huge road test on Friday afternoon as the Seminoles defeated No. 28 Virginia Tech 4-3 on the strength of junior Maciek Sykut's three set victory.
"I thought the team fought really hard," FSU head coach Dwayne Hultquist said. "To get our second big ACC road win is really good for us."
Florida State once again started strong by taking the doubles point. On court one the 27th ranked Seminole duo of sophomore Jean-Yves Aubone and Clint Bowles easily dispatched of Pedro Graber and Nicolas Delgado de Robles of Virginia Tech 8-2.
RALEIGH, N.C. - The No. 53 NC State men's tennis team defeated No. 49 Georgia Tech, 6-1, on Friday, March 28, at the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center in Raleigh, N.C. Even though the Pack lost the doubles point, NC State fought back to sweep all the singles matches. With the win, the Pack is now 10-8 (3-2 ACC), and Georgia Tech falls to 11-8, 1-5 ACC).
James McGee and Christian Welte fell to Guillermo Gomez and George Gvelsiani, 8-5, at No. 2 doubles. The No. 9 doubles tandem of Nick Cavaday and Jay Weinacker also fell, 8-4, at No. 1 to Scott Blackmon and Ryan Smith. David Chermak and Derek Stephens picked up the Pack's only doubles win, defeating Eliot Potvin and Miguel Muguruza, 8-6, at No. 3.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The ninth-ranked UNC Tar Heels continued their remarkable run on Friday, losing only one singles match en route to a 6-1 victory over the 63rd-ranked Maryland Terrapins. The Tar Heels, who owned a record of 4-3 as late as February 16th, have reeled off nine straight victories, seven of which came against ranked opponents. Saturday's match was more of the same for ultra-efficient North Carolina, as all of the Tar Heels' five singles wins came in straight sets, and UNC won twice as many doubles games as Maryland.
The match began with a doubles sweep, kicked off by a dominant 8-2 win by seniors David Stone and Tristan Heinrich at the third spot. Heinrich and Stone are now 3-0 since re-entering the doubles lineup for the first time since the Rice match in early February, and the three wins all came in ACC matches. Sophomores Stefan Hardy and Clay Donato were soon to follow at the number two spot, scoring an 8-4 win over Nickolai Nielsen and David Kwon. With the doubles point decided, the nation's fourth-ranked doubles pair of Taylor Fogleman and Chris Kearney finished off an 8-6 win to seal the sweep.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia men's tennis team recorded its 20th win of the season with a 7-0 victory over No. 26 Miami Friday afternoon before a crowd of 637 at the Snyder Tennis Center. With the victory, the top-ranked Cavaliers improve to 20-0 on the season and 6-0 in the ACC
"I think the team realized that this is the part of the season, the middle of the conference season, when you need to start taking your play to the next level," said head coach Brian Boland. "We had a great week of practice and really improved during that time. From the top of the lineup to the bottom, that was the best we have played as a team all season."
Virginia made a change to the doubles lineup that produced impressive results. At No. 1 doubles, there was no change as No. 1 ranked Somdev Devvarman (Chennai, India) and Treat Huey (Alexandria, Va.) topped Vivek Subramanian and David Rosenfeld 8-2.
WEYMOUTH, Mass. - The No. 40 Duke men's tennis team traveled to Weymouth, Mass. on Friday for their ninth straight road match and came away with its third ACC victory of the season in a 7-0 sweep over Boston College at the Weymouth Club.
With the win the Blue Devils improved to 3-2 in conference play and are now 6-9 overall for the year. The Eagles are still looking for their first ACC win with a 0-6 record and fell to 6-12 overall.
Duke has now won all three of their matches against Boston College by a 7-0 final score. Friday's match featured wins in two of the three doubles matches and all six singles contests. The Blue Devils got started with a win at the No. 1 doubles spot as David Goulet and Christopher Price defeated Brian Garber and Sam Wagner 8-5. The doubles point was then clinched by Jared Pinsky and Alex Stone, who played together for the first time ever and won 8-5 against Adam Davison and Thomas Nolan.