Feb. 14, 2011
Chestnut Hill, Mass. -
Boston College 6, Sacred Heart 1
Boston College 7, Bryant 0
No. 1 Virginia 7, Boston College 0
Boston College 7, Assumption 0
The Boston College men's tennis team completed a four-match stint this past weekend, winning three and losing one to improve to 4-3, 0-1 ACC on the year. The Eagles opened the stretch with wins over Sacred Heart, 6-1, and Bryant, 7-0, on Saturday, before falling to Campbell/ITA No. 1 Virginia, 7-0, and blanking Assumption, 7-0, on Sunday.
Junior Akash Muppidi and sophomore Billy Grokenberger played four matches at No. 1 doubles. The duo topped Sacred Heart's Ujkic andConrad, 8-1, Byrant's Callahan and Gelmen, 8-1, and Assumption's Sheikh and Mongello, 8-1, to improve to 4-3 in doubles play this year.
Junior Alex Skinner paired with classmate Jonathan Schroeder for Saturday's matches against Sacred Heart (0-2) and Bryant (0-2), earning victories in both matches, 8-2, on No. 2 doubles.
Skinner teamed up with freshman Michael McGinnis for Sunday's meeting with Virginia (10-0, 3-0 ACC) and Assumption (1-4). The tandem fell to UVA, 8-3, but rebounded for a win over the Greyhounds, 8-0.
Senior Erik Kreutzer was a mainstay for BC on No. 3 doubles. The Denver, Colo. native paired with three different Eagles, classmates Adam Davison and Brian Locklear and junior Rob Ankner, for wins during the home stand.
In singles play, Muppidi competed three times at No. 1 singles, going 2-1. His only loss came in a competitive match with the ITA's third-ranked player, Alex Domijan of Virginia, 7-5, 7-5.
Kreutzer and freshman Jonathan Raude split time at No. 2 singles. Kreutzer picked up a win over Sacred Heart, 6-2, 6-2, and was taken out by ITA No. 17 Drew Courtney, 6-3, 6-3. Raude won against Bryant, 6-2, 6-1, and recorded his first double bagel as an Eagle, 6-0, 6-0, versus Assumption.
Skinner played one match on the first court and two others on the third, winning all three. At No. 3 singles, the Haverhill, Mass. product won over Sacred Heart, 6-2, 6-4, and lost to ITA No. 77 Julen Uriguen, 7-6 (1), 6-4, of Virginia. Skinner ended the weekend with a shut out win against Assumption, 6-0, 6-0.
McGinnis played Bryant as No. 4 singles, winning, 6-2, 7-5, and nearly upset Virginia's Philippe Oudshoorn, 4-6, 7-6 (3), 10-7.
Locklear picked up a pair of wins in his competitions with Bryant, 6-4, 6-1, and Assumption, 6-0, 6-0, on No. 5 and No. 4 singles respectively.
Schroeder won at No. 3 singles, 6-3, 6-3, over Bryant and was downed by Virginia, 6-4, 6-4, on court six.
Grokenberger won in his only appearance at No. 6 singles, taking the match, 6-3, 6-1, over Michael Syer of Sacred Heart.
Ankner and Davison both posted, 6-0, 6-0, victories over the Assumption Greyhounds on No. 5 and No. 6 singles respectively.
The Eagles are off until they compete in the IC4A Championship from Feb. 18-20 in Cambridge, Mass.