Men's Tennis ACCtion: Sunday, April 12
April 12, 2009
No. 16 Florida State Men's Tennis Cruises Past Boston College 7-0
The Seminoles (18-7, 8-2) jumped out quickly in doubles dominating the first two matches. On court one the No. 25-ranked duo of juniors Jean-Yves Aubone and Vahid Mirzadeh cruised to an 8-1 victory against Sam Wagner and Brian Garber. FSU earned the point clinching win on court two where seniors Drew Bailey and Maciek Sykut defeated Thomas Nolan and Alex Skinner 8-2. Senior Chris Cloer and freshman Chris Reiman came back from a 5-2 deficit on court three to beat Akash Muppidi and Adam Davison 8-5.
FSU repeated its performance from doubles on the singles courts easily winning the first four matches. Mirzadeh was the first to finish for the Garnet and Gold, defeating Skinner 6-1, 6-0 on court three. Cloer gave Florida State a 3-0 lead on court five beating Alex Rastorgouev in straight sets 6-0, 6-2. The match was clinched on court one as No. 11-ranked Aubone dominated Nolan winning every game 6-0, 6-0.
No. 23 Men's Tennis Wins Fifth-Straight to Clinch No. 2 Seed
The Hurricanes (13-7, 9-2 ACC) – winners of five straight – tied a program best with their ninth ACC win on Sunday and earned a first-round bye at the ACC Championship, which is given to the top-four seeded teams. The Terrapins (7-13, 1-10) will enter postseason play as the No. 11 seed.
Every Hurricane put together a strong performance on Sunday, as Miami swept all three doubles matches to take the early 1-0 lead.
Duke Wins Regular Season Finale At Clemson
The Blue Devils came away with wins at each of the first five singles positions. Three of the five ended in straight sets as Duke came from behind after Clemson won the doubles point. Three players also earned their 20th singles win of the season as the Blue Devils went 2-0 on the weekend.
Alain Michel gave the Blue Devils their first point. He made quick work of Kevin Fleck at the No. 5 spot, winning 6-3, 6-0 to improve to 16-12 on the year and 6-4 in ACC play.
Georgia Tech Tennis Blanks UNC, 7-0
It was a battle from the start as neither team wanted to surrender the crucial doubles point. On court three, sophomore Miguel Muguruza and junior Austin Roebuck got things started for Tech with an 8-5 victory over UNC's Brennen Boyajian and Zach Hunter. The Heels would get one back at the No. 1 position in what would be the closest match of the day. The duo of Taylor Fogleman and Clay Donato outlasted Tech sophomore Guillermo Gomez and Ryan Smith, 9-8 (2) in the tiebreaker for the win. After being down 15-40 with the match tied at six apiece, Freshman Kevin King and sophomore Doug Kenny rallied back for an 8-6 win to put the Jackets on top 1-0.
The Jackets went up 2-0 in singles, as Gomez picked up his 27th win on the year with a 6-1, 6-4 win over UNC's Clay Donato at No. 1. The nation's 16th-ranked singles player ends the regular season on a four-match win streak. Smith put Tech one win away from the clinch soon after with a 6-3, 6-4 triumph over Luke Mojica at No. 5.