Virginia, North Carolina Meet in ACC Men's Tennis Championship Title Match
April 21, 2007
CARY, N.C. - The top two seeded teams in the 2007 ACC Men's Tennis Championship will meet in the title match for the first time since 1961, as regular-season champion Virginia and No. 2 seed North Carolina hit the court at 11 a.m. on Sunday at Cary Tennis Park.
Wake Forest started off strong as Andrew Hamar and Steven Forman defeated Virginia's Teddy Angelinos and Lee Singer, 8-3, at the No. 3 doubles position. The Demon Deacons had opportunities to win at the Nos. 1 and 2 flights and clinch the doubles point, but the Cavaliers would battle back. UVa claimed the doubles point behind 9-7 victories from its top two doubles tandem of Somdev Devvarman/Treat Huey and Dominic Inglot/Houston Barrick.
In singles action, Devvarman and Huey defeated their respective opponents in straight sets to put UVa ahead 3-0. Angelinos then clinched the match for the Cavs with a 6-0, 6-3 victory against Wake Forest's Jason Morgenstern at the No. 6 spot. UVa advances to championship title match for the fourth straight year.
The second match of the semifinals came down to the wire, as North Carolina battled a tough No. 6 seed team in Florida State. The Tar Heels won the doubles point for a 1-0 lead, but found singles competition to be difficult against FSU.
FSU's Ytai Abougzir and Chris Cloer picked up wins in their respective singles positions, giving the Seminoles a 2-1 lead. Both teams traded points after the next two singles matches, but Stefan Hardy's victory (4-6, 6-3, 7-5) over FSU's Maciek Sykut allowed the Tar Heels to tie the match.
UNC would triumph over the tough Seminole squad, 4-3, after ACC Freshman of the Year Chris Kearney notched a 6-7 (10), 7-5, 6-0 victory against FSU's Jonathas Sucupira in the No. 2 singles position.
Live coverage of the ACC Men's Tennis Championship title match will be broadcast on the internet at www.ACCSelect.com.
Saturday, April 21, 2007 - Semifinal Results