Men Tennis ACCtion: Sunday, April 5
April 6, 2009
Virginia Scores 7-0 Win Over North Carolina
The Cavaliers took the 1-0 lead by winning the doubles point. Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) and Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) needed little time to dispatch of Andrew Crone and Alex Rafiee, 8-3 at No. 2. Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.) and Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) clinched the opening point for the Cavaliers with their 8-5 win at No. 3 doubles over Brennan Boyajian and Zach Hunter.
Virginia carried the momentum from doubles into singles where they quickly clinched the dual match victory. Courtney cruised to a 6-2, 6-2 win over Luke Mojica at No. 5 singles to make the score 2-0. Singer added a 6-4, 6-2 win over Hunter at No. 6 singles to make the score 3-0. Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) gave the Cavaliers the dual match win as he completed his 6-2, 6-2 win over Crone at the No. 3 position. Singh then added a 6-4, 6-3 win over Taylor Fogleman at No. 2 singles. Dominic Inglot (London, England), playing on his senior day, rallied for a 5-7, 6-3, 10-7 win over Clay Donato at the top position. Barrick completed the sweep, rallying from down 5-2, in the third set for a 7-5, 2-6, 7-6 (2) win over Boyajian at No. 4 singles.
No. 16 Florida State Men's Tennis Rebound With 6-1 Victory Against Wolfpack
The Seminoles (17-7, 6-2) started the match by sweeping doubles. On court three sophomore Clint Bowles and senior Chris Cloer defeated Justin Jendruch and Rob Lowe 8-4. FSU clinched the point on court two as seniors Drew Bailey and Maciek Sykut were victorious against Jay Weinacker and Jaime Pulgar 8-6. The sweep was made complete on court one after 25th-ranked juniors Jean-Yves Aubone and Vahid Mirzadeh beat Christian Welte and Julian Sullivan 9-7.
In singles, the Garnet and Gold won the first four matches to put the contest out of reach. FSU jumped out to a 2-0 lead on court six where senior Chris Cloer defeated the Wolfpack's Eric Turner in straight sets 6-4, 6-0. On court two No. 49-ranked Bowles defeated No. 118 Welte 6-4, 7-6(2). The Seminoles clinched the match on court three where Sykut defeated Derek Stephens in three sets 6-1, 2-6, 6-2. After dropping his first ACC match of the year No. 11-ranked Aubone rebounded with a 7-6(5), 7-6(3) win against No. 36 Weinacker on court one. '
Tech beats Duke, 5-2
The Hokies, ranked No. 26 nationally, took two of the three doubles matches for the first point and split the six single matches for the victory.
In singles, Tech built a 3-0 lead with two straight set wins as Patrick Daciek (Fr., Severna Park, Md.) made quick work of Aaron Carpenter, 6-1, 6-2, at No. 6 and Sebastien Jacques (So., Magog, Quebec, Canada) was equally efficient in his 6-1, 6-3, No. 4 win over Alain Michel.
Miami Men's Tennis Rallies for 4-3 Win at Wake Forest
With their fourth-straight ACC road win, the Hurricanes (11-7, 7-2 ACC) snapped Wake Forests' own four-match win streak to take sole possession of second place in the league standings with two conference matches remaining in the regular season. The Demon Deacons (16-7, 6-2) dropped just their second home match of the season.
Wake Forest got off to a strong start, winning all three doubles matches to go up 1-0. The Demon Deacons then claimed a pair of straight-sets wins at the No. 2 and 3 positions to take the 3-0 advantage.
Rok Bizjak Clinches Match for the Tigers
With the win, the Tigers improve to 11-10 overall, and 3-6 in the ACC. The Tigers are ranked 68th nationally according to the latest ITA rankings. Maryland falls to 7-11 overall, and a 1-8 in the ACC.
Today's match was the 56th meeting between Clemson and Maryland on the tennis courts. Clemson now leads the overall series 42-14. The series was started in 1954. Clemson has lost to Maryland only one time since the 1977 season. Also, the Tigers have not lost to the Terrapins in College Park, MD since 1977, a string of 16 consecutive victories.
Tech Tennis Concludes Road Schedule with 6-1 Win Over Boston College
The Jackets took a 1-0 lead after sweeping doubles play to start the match off. Sophomore Doug Kenny and Freshman Kevin King cruised to an 8-0 win on court two over BC's Skinner and Locklear. Playing at No. 3 for the first time this season, sophomore Guillermo Gomez teamed up with junior Austin Roebuck for an 8-2 victory over Davidson and Muppidi. Sophomores Miguel Muguruza and Ryan Smith completed the sweep with an 8-4 triumph over Nolan and Kruetzer on court number one.
In singles, the Tech men would take three-straight matches as King had the clincher in a 6-4, 6-0 win over Alex Skinner at No. 4 for a 4-0 lead. Gomez got things started with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Thomas Nolan at No. 1, before Smith took down Brendon Wong 6-2, 6-2 at No. 5 soon after.