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Men's Tennis Falls to Duke, 7-0




April 15, 2012

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Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The Boston College men's tennis team, fell to No. 5 Duke, 7-0, at the Flynn Recreation Complex tennis courts. the Blue Devils (20-4, 9-2 ACC) swept yhe Eagles (5-14, 1-10 ACC).

While senior Akash Muppidi lost to the No. 4 player in the country, Henrique Cunha, 6-2, 6-2, on the No. 1 singles court, he and senior partner Alex Skinner, came within a point of beating Chris Mengel and Cunha on the No. 1 doubles court. The Duke pair is ranked 28th in the country while the BC pair is ranked 36th.

Freshman Philip Nelson lost a hard-fought battle with Torsten Wietoska on the third single court, 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 1-0 (10-3). Nelson and partner classmate Matt Wagner fell in the No. 3 position on the doubles court, 8-3, to Cale Hammond and Wietoska.

The Eagles took on Brandeis later in the day.

BC will play sixth-seed NC State in the first round of the ACC Tournament in Cary, N.C., on Thursday, April 19 at 3 p.m.

ACC Tournament Schedule
Thursday, April 19
9 a.m. - No. 8 Georgia Tech (9-12 overall, 4-7 ACC) vs. No. 9 Maryland (7-14, 4-7)
Noon - No. 5 Florida State (16-8, 7-5) vs. No. 12 Miami (8-12, 1-10)
Noon - No. 7 Clemson (9-13, 5-6) vs. No. 10 Wake Forest (12-14, 3-8)
3 p.m. - No. 6 NC State (19-8, 5-6) vs. No. 11 Boston College (5-14, 1-10)

Friday, April 20 9 a.m. - No. 1 Virginia (21-1, 11-0) vs. Georgia Tech-Maryland winner
Noon - No. 4 Virginia Tech (11-10, 7-4) vs. Florida State-Miami winner
Noon - No. 2 North Carolina 12-6, 9-2) vs. Clemson-Wake Forest winner
3 p.m. - No. 3 Duke ( 20-4, 9-2) vs. NC State-Boston College winner

Saturday, April 21
10 a.m. - Semifinal (Friday morning's winners)
1 p.m. - Semifinal (Friday afternoon's winners)

Sunday, April 22
11 a.m. - Championship (Saturday's winners)

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