Men Tennis NCAA ACCtion: Friday, May 8
May 8, 2009
Cavaliers Down Navy 4-0 in NCAA First Round
The Cavaliers took the 1-0 lead by winning the doubles point. Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) and Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) topped Jason Hill and Nick Birger 8-3 at No. 2 doubles. The win was the duo’s 38th of season, tying the school record for wins in a season by a doubles team, set last year by Somdev Devvarman and Treat Huey. Dominic Inglot (London, England) and Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) clinched the opening point with an 8-3 win at No. 1 over Nate Nelms and Johnny Waters.
In singles, Shabaz extended the lead to 2-0 with his 6-2, 6-2 win over Marcus Rebersak at No. 3 singles. Singh added a 6-0, 6-4 win over Waters at No. 2 singles to make the score 3-0. Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.) clinched the dual match win as he completed a 6-2, 6-2 win over Ramsey Lemaich at the No. 5 position.
Sykut Becomes FSU All-Time Wins Leader As Seminoles Cruises To 4-0 Victory Against Jacksonville State
The Seminoles jumped out quickly in doubles winning in less than 45 minutes taking a 1-0 lead. FSU got its first doubles victory on court one where 20th-ranked juniors Jean-Yves Aubone and Vahid Mirzadeh defeated Bernardo Bachino and Gustavo Holz 8-3. The Garnet and Gold clinched the point on court two when No. 74-ranked seniors Drew Bailey and Maciek Sykut upended Eduardo Saratt and Scott Robertson 8-3. With the victory Sykut became the winningest player in Florida State history surpassing Jason White. The All-ACC performer now has 173 combined singles and doubles victories.
Florida State got its first singles victory on court five where senior Chris Cloer defeated the Gamecocks Steffen Solomon 6-1, 6-1. Sykut gave FSU a 3-0 lead with a 6-1, 6-1 victory against Saratt. The Marathon, Fla., native ended the match with a between the legs passing shot and now is tied with White for all-time singles wins as a Seminole (92).
Blue Devils Advance With 4-0 Win Over Radford
Heavy rains in the morning delayed the match for one hour and forced the NCAA to move the match to the University of Tennessee’s four indoor courts.
The 23rd-ranked Blue Devils came away with a tightly contested doubles point to start things off on a good note. Reid Carleton and Torsten Wietoska gave Duke a quick advantage by cruising to an 8-2 win at the No. 3 doubles spot. The duo played together for just the third time this season and is now 2-1. Radford’s 54th-ranked No. 1 doubles team of Martin Sayer and Zach Watson evened things up with an 8-3 win.
Miami Men's Tennis Advances in NCAA Championships
The Hurricanes (15-8), who are competing in their fourth-straight NCAA tournament and their 25th since 1977, advance to Saturday's second round to take on the winner of the match between No. 10 Florida and Marist at 4 p.m.
Miami won the doubles point with victories at No. 1 by its 38th-ranked tandem of All-American Daniel Vallverdu and David Rosenfeld, 8-3, and at No. 3 by All-American Carl Sundberg and Keith Crowley, 8-4 - who won their fifth straight to secure the 1-0 lead.
UNC Advances To Second Round of NCAAs With 4-0 Win
North Carolina swept 31st-ranked South Carolina 4-0 to advance to the second round of the NCAA Championships on Saturday against Virginia.
Freshmen Brennan Boyajian and Zach Hunter opened up the match with an 8-6 victory at No. 3 doubles. The next match to finish was the top-25 showdown at No. 1 doubles between UNC's 17th-ranked duo of Clay Donato and Taylor Fogleman and USC's 24th-ranked pair of Diego Cubas and Ivan Machado. Donato and Fogleman emerged victorious by the score of 8-5, which delivered the team doubles point and a 1-0 lead to North Carolina.
Hokies advance over Seahawks, 4-2
The Hokies, ranked No. 26 nationally and making their third consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament, swept the two completed doubles matches and won three of the five completed singles contests for the victory.
In singles, Tech took a 2-0 lead as Nicolas Delgado de Robles (Sr., Madrid, Spain), ranked 94th-nationally, easily defeated Gustava Bertei, 6-2, 6-0, in the No. 2 match. The remainder of the competition featured five tight matches which could have gone either way.
Wake Forest Men's Tennis Tops Northwestern 4-0
Cory Parr and Steven Forman took the first doubles win of the day, taking down Northwestern's Marc Dwyer and Alex Sanborn 8-5 at No. 1. David Hopkins and Jon Wolff clinched the point with an 8-6 win at No. 3.
In singles, Wake's top three competitors were the first to finish. Cory Parr sprinted through his match with Dwyer, winning 6-0, 6-1. Steven Forman followed with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Alexander Thams and Jon Wolff topped Tobias Reitz 6-2, 6-3.