Men Tennis NCAA ACCtion: Friday, May 22
May 22, 2009
Singh, Inglot/Shabaz Advance to NCAA Quarterfinals
Singh moved into the quarterfinals with is 6-4, 7-5 win over No. 6 seed John-Patrick Smith of Tennessee. Last season, Smith was the NCAA Singles runner-up as he fell in the final to Somdev Devvarman.
Singh jumped out to an early lead, breaking Smith’s serve in the first game of the match. He went up two breaks at 4-1 when he broke Smith again in the fifth game. Smith answered in the following game to get a break back, but Singh held serve in his next two service games to win the set 6-4.
Tar Heel Duo Reaches Quarterfinals of NCAA Doubles Tournament
The 6-3, 7-6(3) win against Kiryl Harbatsiuk and Anton Stryhas of Sacramento State also marked Fogleman's 100th career doubles victory.
In addition to that feat, Fogleman has now reached the quarterfinals in the doubles tournament for the second straight year. It is Donato's first trip to the quarters.
Weinacker Falls in NCAA Round of 16
Weinacker started strong in the first set with a 3-1 lead, but Moneke put up a fight and brought the set to 5-4. Weinacker used a strong serve in the final game to take the first set, 6-4. Moneke controlled the second set, winning 6-1, and sending the opponents into a third. It was the first time during the tournament that Weinacker had to play a third set.
In the third set, Weinacker started with a 2-0 lead, but Moneke caught back up to tie the games 2-2. The two players traded games back and forth, but Moneke was able to break Weinacker's serve and take a 5-4 lead. Moneke won the final game, with a final set score of 6-4.