Men's Tennis NCAA ACCtion: Saturday, May 15
May 15, 2010
Duke Downs North Carolina 4-1 To Advance To Sweet 16
In a match much closer than the final score, Duke's freshman Henrique Cunha came through with the match-clinching victory. The Blue Devils held a 3-1 lead in the contest with each of the final three matches in the third set. Cunha led 5-3 in his third set with a chance to serve for the win, but North Carolina's Clay Donato broke serve to bring the score to within 5-4. Cunha, the No. 2 player in the country and only player in ACC history to win both ACC Player and Freshman of the Year, continued to show his mental toughness, breaking right back to send Duke to the next round.
Cavaliers Blank Navy in NCAA First Round
Virginia took a 1-0 lead by taking the doubles point from the Midshipmen (16-14). Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) and Jarmere Jenkins (College Park, Ga.) cruised to an 8-1 win over Marcus Rebersak and Zach Nicholson at No. 3 doubles. At No. 2, Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) and Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) clinched the opening point for the Cavaliers with an 8-1 win over Ramsey Lemaich and Nick Birger.
Virginia wasted little time securing the final three points, with the top of the lineup leading the way. Singh's 6-0, 6-0 win over Rebersak at No. 2 made the score 2-0. Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) gave the Cavaliers at 3-0 lead with his 6-2, 6-1 win over Owen Bullard at the top position. Jenkins closed out the win with his 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 3 over Anderson Walls.
No. 22 Deacons Down Lions in NCAA First Round
Playing in their first match since the ACC Championships in April, the Demon Deacons showed no signs of rust, as they quickly claimed the doubles point. The 21st ranked duo of senior Steven Forman and junior Iain Atkinson opened up with a 3-0 lead over Columbia's Jonathan Wong and Haig Schneiderman, before going on to claim an 8-4 victory.
The freshman combo of Danny Kreyman and Tripper Carleton also found success in their match, as they battled to earn an 8-5 victory over Rajeev Deb-Sen and Cyril Bucher at the number three doubles position.
Georgia Tech Downs Binghamton, 4-1, in NCAA Regional
Tech improved to 18-7 on the season and advanced to the second round, where it will face host 11th-ranked Kentucky (23-8) at 1 p.m. Sunday. Binghamton's season ended with a 25-2 record.
King and Spir, the nation's 70th-ranked doubles team, clinched the doubles point for the Yellow Jackets with an 8-3 win over Sven Vloedgraven and Gilbert Wong at No. 1, improving their record to 9-5 for the spring. Guillermo Gomez and Dean O'Brien got things going the Jackets' way, easing past Bastian Bornkessel and Ruben Devos, 8-1, at No. 3.
Seminoles Defeat Boise State 4-0 To Advanced To Second Round
The Seminoles started strong in doubles winning on courts three and one to clinch the doubles point. Coming off the courts first was the freshmen duo of Anderson Reed (Daphne, Ala.) and Jordan Kelly-Houston (Christchurch, New Zealand). The defeated Alex Bothe and Erik Sheldon 8-6 on court three.
On court one, the No. 37 tandem of Vahid Mirzadeh (Wellington, Fla.) and Connor Smith (Tampa, Fla.) finished their match 8-4 against James Meredith and Jeff Mullen to clinch the doubles point.
Hokies blank Commodores, 4-0
Tech, ranked No. 23 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll, won two of three matches to take the doubles competition and captured all three of the completed singles matches for the victory.
After taking the doubles point, Patrick Daciek (So., Severna Park, Md.) gave Tech a 2-0 lead with his, 6-4, 6-3, win at No. 4 over Alex Zotov. The Hokies upped the advantage to 3-0 with a, 6-3, 6-1, victory at No. 6 by Lucas Oliveira (Fr., Sau Paulo Brazil). The contest was the first singles dual match for Oliveira in his collegiate career. Tech clinched the victory as Corrado Degl' Incerti Tocci (So., Reggio Emilia, Italy) defeated Bryant Salcedo, 6-4, 6-1, at No. 3. The remaining three singles matches were halted once the Hokies had sealed the win.