Men's Tennis Falls in Two ACC Matches
March 26, 2012
Clemson, S.C. - The Boston College men's tennis team (4-8, 0-6 ACC) suffered two conference losses this weekend against No. 69 Georgia Tech and No. 63 Clemson. The Eagles fell to Georgia Tech (6-7, 1-2 ACC), 7-0, on Friday at the Bill Moore Tennis Center in Atlanta. The team won singles bouts against Clemson (8-8, 4-1 ACC) on Sunday, but were ultimately defeated, 5-2.
At Georgia Tech, seniors Akash Muppidi and Alex Skinner lost in a closely contested battle against Tech's Kevin King and Juan Spir, 9-8 (8-6), in the No. 1 position. Freshman Philip Nelson and sophomore Michael McGinnis earned an 8-4 victory in the No. 2 spot over Vikram Hundal and Sebastian Lopez. Freshman Matt Wagner and junior Billy Grokenberger fell to Dusan Miljevic and Eduardo Segura, 8-2, on the third court to concede the doubles point.
In singles action, Georgia Tech swept all sets in a series of hard-fought battles against the Eagles. Nelson conceded a hard fought battle against Spir in the No. 2 spot with a tie-breaker set that resulted in a 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 defeat. Junior Klaus Puestow also played a tough match in the No. 4 position, eventually falling to Segura, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3.
The Eagles returned to the court on Sunday to face off against Clemson in their second ACC contest of the weekend. Muppidi and Skinner triumphed over Tiger's Yannick Maden and Ayrton Wibowo in the No. 1 and No. 3 positions, respectively, to earn two points for BC. Muppidi tallied a 6-4, 7-5, two-set victory, while Skinner won in three (2-6, 6-2, 6-4). The pair fell, 8-4, in the No. 1 doubles position to the same Tigers duo.
Nelson and McGinnis lost a close battle to Gerardo Meza and Zachary Rigsby on the No. 2 doubles court, 8-5. Grokenberger lost, 6-1, 6-1, to Meza in single action in the No. 2 spot, while Rigsby defeated Puestow, 6-2, 6-4, on court six.
The Eagles continue league play against Miami on Friday, March 30 at 6 p.m. in Longmeadow, Mass.