Men's Tennis Falls to FSU, Miami
April 14, 2014
Boston College returned from its road trip through North Carolina to host the Seminoles on Friday, April 11 on its courts in Dedham, Mass. Florida State, who is ranked 28th in the country, defeated the Eagles, 7-0.
The duo of Philip Nelson and Matt Wagner earned the only win against Florida State, taking the match, 8-6. However, the other Eagle pairs were unable to come out on top, and FSU took the doubles point.
#28 Florida State 7, Boston College 0
On Sunday, April 13, BC hosted No. 46 University of Miami in Dedham, Mass. The Hurricanes left Dedham with a 7-0 sweep of the Eagles.
Despite the sweep, three Eagles reached early leads by taking the first set in singles play. Jonathan Raude took one set against Gabriel Flores and forced another into an extra match, but ultimately was unable to earn the point, falling 2-6, 6-3, 7-5. Hank Workman won his first set 6-3 against Wilfredo Gonzalez, but lost the latter two sets 6-1, 6-3. Finally, Kyle Childree won set one 6-4, but then dropped 6-2, 6-1 to Henrique Tsukamoto.
The Eagles narrowly missed earning the point from doubles play. In the first doubles matchup, Philip Nelson and Matt Wagner were forced into a tiebreaker, eventually losing, 8-7 (5). A win there, along with Kyle Childree and Hank Workman's 8-3 victory over Miami's Shebshayevich and Tefel, would've secured the point for BC.
The Eagles are now 0-10 in ACC play. They return to action April 19, when they take on Notre Dame at 1:00 p.m. in Manchester, Mass.
#46 Miami 7, Boston College 0