Men's Tennis ACCtion: Sunday, March 29
March 29, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 1 Virginia men’s tennis team remained undefeated on the season with a 4-3 victory over No. 15 Florida State Sunday in Tallahassee. The Cavaliers improve to 22-0 overall and 7-0 in the ACC with the victory, while the Seminoles suffered their first conference loss of the year (15-6, 5-1 ACC).
Virginia opened the match by winning the doubles point, which proved to be crucial for the second consecutive match. Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) and Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) cruised to an 8-2 win over Drew Bailey and Maciek Sykut at No. 2. Dominic Inglot (London, England) and Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) followed with an 8-6 win over Jean-Yves Aubone and Vahid Mirzadeh at the No. 1 position. Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) and Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.) completed the sweep with an 8-4 win over Clint Bowles and Chris Reiman at No. 3.
The Georgia Tech men's tennis team won two doubles and five singles matches en route to a 6-1 victory over NC State Sunday at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.
The Jackets (7-9, 2-5 ACC) won the doubles point for the second straight match, with wins at No. 1 and No.3.
Down 5-3 with the serve, Tech's No. 1 duo of Guillermo Gomez and Ryan Smith rattled off five straight game winners to clinch the point for the Jackets with an 8-5 win. After clinching the doubles point for Tech against Wake Forest on Friday, Eliot Potvin and Austin Roebuck gave the Jackets momentum early with an 8-1 victory over NC State's Rob Lowe and Justin Jendruch at the No. 3 position. The Wolfpack's Jay Weinacker and Jamie Pulgar defeated Doug Kenny and Kevin King at No. 2, the Tech had already taken doubles.
CLEMSON, S.C. - The 25th-ranked Wake Forest men's tennis team defeated Clemson 5-2 on Sunday afternoon at Clemson's Hoke Sloan Indoor Tennis Center. Wake Forest is now 14-6 and 4-1 in the ACC and Clemson is 9-10 and 1-6.
The Deacons swept all three doubles contests to go ahead 1-0 heading into singles. Senior Cory Parr downed Clemson's Carlos Alvarexas 7-5, 6-2 at No. 1. Clemson's Ike Belk defeated Wake Forest freshman David Hopkins 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 at No. 4 to set the score at 2-1.
CORAL GABLES, FLA... – The No. 36 University of Miami men’s tennis team cruised to the 5-0 win over No. 21 Virginia Tech on Sunday afternoon at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center, with the match ultimately ending early due to rain.
The Hurricanes (9-7, 5-2 ACC), who have won three of their last four ACC matches, picked up strong wins at the No. 1 and 2 positions over the Hokies (11-4, 4-2), to earn the doubles point and take the 1-0 lead. Miami’s top doubles team of Daniel Vallverdu and David Rosenfeld improved to 4-2 with the 8-2 win, while Keith Crowley and Carl Sundberg clinched the point for UM with the 8-6 win at No. 2 for their second win in ACC competition.