Terps Men's Tennis Falls in Season Opener
Jan. 25, 2009
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Maryland men's tennis team lost its season-opening dual match Sunday, falling on the road to nationally-ranked Louisville, 7-0.
The Cardinals (4-0), ranked No. 45 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings, were sharp in earning their fourth-straight win.
After sweeping the three doubles matches to earn one point, the Cardinals clinched the win with Austen Childs' 6-4, 6-2 victory over David Kwon at No. 1 singles. Childs entered the match ranked No. 47 nationally among singles players.
Simon Childs, the No. 65-ranked player in the nation, also scored a victory for Louisville, downing freshman Mathias Sarazin 6-3, 6-4 at No. 3 singles.
The Louisville pair, which was knocked off by Orban and Fetbroyt in the opening round of the doubles competition at the 2008 NCAA Championships, got a measure of payback with an 8-6 win at the No. 1 position.
The Terps, who are No. 72 in the ITA team rankings, will look to rebound Saturday when Georgetown visits the Tennis Center at College Park. The match is set to begin at noon.
Louisville 7, Maryland 0
1. Childs/Childs (UL) d. #35 Orban/Fetbroyt (UM) 8-6
2. #44 Rotaru/Calligari (UL) d. Kown/Nielsen (UM) 8-3
3. Maksimcuk/Hall (UL) d. Sarrazin/Potaruzu (UM) 8-5