Men Tennis ACCtion: Friday, April 10
April 10, 2009
Virginia Rolls to 6-1 Win at Wake Forest
The Cavaliers took the 1-0 lead by sweeping the three doubles matches. Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) and Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) topped Iain Atkinson and Carlos Salmon 8-2 at the No. 2 position. Virginia clinched the opening point when Dominic Inglot (London, England) and Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) upset the No.1 ranked team in the nation, Cory Parr and Steve Forman, 8-6 at the top position. Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) and Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.) completed the doubles sweep with an 8-6 win at No, 3 over David Hopkins and Jonathan Wolff.
Virginia extended its lead to 2-0 early in singles play as Singh cruised to a 6-2, 6-2 win over Forman at the No. 2 position. Courtney extended the Cavaliers’ lead to 3-0 with his 6-2, 6-3 win over Atkinson at No. 5 singles. Shabaz clinched the victory for Virginia with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Wolff at No. 3 singles. Singer added a 6-4, 6-3 win over Jason Morganstern at No. 6 singles and Barrick downed Hopkins 7-6, 6-0 to make the score 6-0. Wake Forest recorded its only win of the day at No. 1, where Parr edged Inglot in a third-set match tiebreaker. In the breaker, Parr had three match pointsm up 9-6, before Inglot won four straight points to have a match point of his own at 10-9. Parr won the final three points to take the breaker 12-10.
Seminole Seniors Lead Way As No. 16 Florida State Dominate Maryland
FSU (17-7, 7-2) dominated singles play winning every match in straight sets. Senior Drew Bailey led the way defeating Graham Knowlton 6-1, 6-0 on court five. No. 49-ranked Clint Bowles followed Bailey’s lead on court two with a 6-1, 6-2 victory against Mathias Sarrazin. The Garnet and Gold’s third victory came from senior Chris Cloer who dominated Roshon Potarazu 6-3, 6-0 on court six. Senior Maciek Sykut clinched the match for Florida State on court three with a 6-4, 6-2 win against Boris Fetbroyt 6-4, 6-2. The senior’s three victories were fitting for FSU considering they were honored during the match for their four years of play for the Noles.
The final two victories for the Seminoles came on court four where junior Vahid Mirzadeh defeated Alex Askanov 6-2, 6-2 and No. 11-ranked junior Jean-Yves Aubone dispatched Nikolai Nielsen 6-3, 7-5.
Delgado de Robles victory propels Tech to 4-3 win
Tech won three singles matches on the day, after capturing the all-important doubles point to hold off the Wolfpack, 4-3.
After dropping its first match in singles play, as Sebastien Jacques (So., Magog, Quebec, Canada) fell to Jaime Pulgar of NC State in three sets, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, at No.4 singles, Delgado de Robles (Sr., Madrid, Spain) responded with a upset victory in the No. 1 singles match over 36th-ranked Jay Weinacker of the Wolfpack. Delgado de Robles took the first set 6-4, but dropped the next frame in a tiebreak, 7-5. Delgado de Robles made sure the match would not slip away though, with a dominating 6-1 victory in the third set to wrap up the contest.
Miami Cruises Past Boston College, 6-1
The teams held their match at Moore Park in a joint effort with the City of Miami Parks and Recreation Department and the Greater Miami Tennis and Education Foundation (GMTEF) to demonstrate the importance of education and athletics to local children. Many children involved with Parks programs throughout Miami were in attendance.
With the victory, the Hurricanes (12-7, 8-2 ACC) remain in second place in the Atlantic Coast Conference standings with just one regular-season match remaining, while the Eagles (14-11, 0-10) are still in search of their first conference win of the season. The top four seeds receive a first-round bye in next week’s ACC Men’s Tennis Championship in Cary, N.C.
North Carolina Defeats Clemson 4-3
With the win, the Tar Heels improve to 15-8 overall and 4-6 in the ACC. The Tar Heels are ranked 36th nationally by the ITA. Clemson falls to 11-11 overall this season and 3-6 in the ACC. The Tigers are ranked 59th in the latest ITA poll.
The Tar Heels won the team point in doubles play to start the match. At number one doubles the doubles team of Clay Donato and Taylor Fogleman defeated Boryachinskiy and Ike Belk 8-0. Donato and Fogleman are ranked 27th nationally as a doubles team by the ITA.
Blue Devils Edge Yellow Jackets On Road
Michel had the first set under his belt but pressure was mounting with just him and Ryan Smith left on the court and the score tied at 3-3. Michel came through for the Blue Devils with a 7-5, 7-5 victory to clinch the match. He improved to 15-12 on the year and is now 5-4 in conference play.
The match started with Duke winning the first two doubles contests to take the first point. Kiril Dimitrov and Alain Michel won their third straight match at No. 1 while Dylan Arnould and David Holland picked up their second victory together.