Men's Tennis ACCtion: Friday, April 2
April 3, 2010
No. 1 Virginia Wins 4-3 at No. 20 North Carolina
Virginia opened the match by sweeping the three doubles contests from the Tar Heels (12-4, 3-2 ACC). Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) and Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) opened the match with an 8-2 win over Brennan Boyajian and Cameron Ahari at the No. 2 position. At No. 1, Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) and Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.) clinched the opening point with an 8-6 win over Clay Donato and Stefan Hardy. Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) and Jarmere Jenkins (College Park, Ga.) completed the doubles sweep with an 8-5 win over Andrew Crone and Jose Hernandez at No. 3.
In singles, the Cavaliers pushed their lead to 3-0 with a pair of straight set wins. Barrick downed Crone 6-2, 6-4 at No. 5 singles and Shabaz defeated Donato 7-6, 6-3 at the top position. The Tar Heels answered with three wins to tie the match at 3-3. Boyajian topped Jenkins at No. 4, Hernandez defeated Singh at No. 2 and Hardy won at No. 3 over Courtney. With the match on the line, Singer posted a 7-6, 3-6, 6-2 win over Zach Hunter to seal the 4-3 win for the Cavaliers.
Duke Cruises Past Virginia Tech, 6-1
Duke got out to the early lead, with the third-ranked pair of Henrique Cunha and Reid Carleton cruising to an 8-2 victory in No. 1 doubles over Will Beck and Patrick Daciek from Virginia Tech. It was the 29th win of the season for Cunha and Carleton.
In No. 2 doubles, Blue Devils Dylan Arnould and David Holland, currently tabbed 80th in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings, took down the No. 73 Hokie pair of Yoann Re and Sebastien Jacques, 8-2. Duke was up 6-1 before closing out the pro set. The win gave Duke the doubles point and a 1-0 advantage going into singles play.
Noles Stop Wolfpack 5-2
In doubles play, the No. 38 duo of senior Jean-Yves Aubone (Miami, Fla.) and junior Clint Bowles (Tampa, Fla.) won their third straight match with a 8-5 victory on court two to clinch the doubles point. The No. 39 pair of senior Vahid Mirzadeh (Wellington, Fla.) and freshman Connor Smith (Tampa, Fla.) won 8-4 on court one to win their 12th doubles match of the season.
In singles play, No. 24 Aubone defeated No. 70 Jaime Pulgar 6-1, 6-2 on court one to come off the courts first. Today's wins in singles and doubles puts him tied for ninth in the all-time career wins list to tie with assistant coach Mat Cloer at 154 and tied for eighth in all-time doubles wins with 75.
No. 24 Deacons Take Out Hurricanes, 5-2
Wake Forest improves to 10-5 and 4-1 in the ACC with the victory. The Demon Deacons will continue play in Florida on Sunday when they face FSU at 12 p.m.
No. 25 Georgia Tech Sweeps Maryland, 7-0
With the win, the 25th ranked Yellow Jackets improved to 14-3 overall and 5-1 in the ACC. The Jackets also extended their winning streak to six and improved to 11-0 on the season at the Bill Moore Tennis Center. Maryland fell to 10-7 overall, 1-5 in the ACC.
The Yellow Jackets got off to a fast start after sweeping all three doubles matches to take a 1-0 lead overall. The first team to wrap up their match Eliot Potvin and Ryan Smith, who were 8-3 winners in the number two spot over Jesse Kiuru and John Collins of the Terrapins.
Clemson Defeats Boston College 5-2
With the win, Clemson improves to 16-6 overall and 2-4 in the ACC. The Tigers are ranked 43rd nationally according to the latest ITA poll. Boston College is 8-11 overall and 0-7 in league play.
Clemson won the doubles point as the Tigers swept all three matches. The Tigers went up 2-0 as Kevin Galloway defeated Alex Skinner 6-1, 6-1 at number three singles.