No. 72 Maryland Men's Tennis Puts Hoyas in the Dog House
Jan. 31, 2009
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland Men's Tennis team shined in it's 2009 home debut, defeating Georgetown in all three doubles matches and all six singles matches. As a team the Terps dropped just one set all afternoon.
The Terrapins' (1-1) sweep of the doubles matches was highlighted by the win of the No. 35-ranked doubles team of Andrew Orban and Boris Fetbroyt. The All-American pair dismissed Georgetown's (1-3) Mike Clarke and Mieszsko Tomczyk, 8-3 at number one doubles.
Nielsen, a fourth-year senior, was one of three Maryland players to gain a 3-0 advantage to begin singles play. Playing against Clarke, Nielsen cruised to a victory, beating the freshman 6-1, 6-0.
Senior Boris Fetbroyt had a dominating performance of his own, beating Georgetown freshman Andrew Bruhn 6-1, 6-0 at No. 5 singles.
Already leading his match 2-1, Terrapin junior David Kwon found another gear following a heated disagreement that brought the teams, coaches and fans to their feet. Kwon used the controversy as motivation, making Georgetown's Ned Samuelson run all over the court as he extended his lead to 5-1.
Samuelson battled back to draw even at 5-5, but the Grad Student couldn't complete the comeback as Kwon cruised the rest of the way, winning the No. 1 singles match 7-5, 6-1.
Maryland freshman Mathias Sarrazin earned the match-clinching win at No. 3 singles, playing against senior Adam Gross. The Paris, France native earned his first win as a Terp with a convincing 6-2, 6-3 victory.
Senior Andrew Orban got off to a strong start, using an ace up the middle to hold serve and gain a 5-0 advantage in the first set, on his way to a 6-1 set victory. Orban's opponent, junior David Tillem, came back to win the second set, forcing a decisive third set.
After opening the third with a break of serve and a hold, Orban hit a big winner to break Tillem's serve once again, jumping out to a 3-0 lead on his way to a win by the final of 6-1, 3-6, 6-2.
In the last match on the courts, Potarazu found himself trailing early, but the Maryland sophomore came back, holding serve to take the first set against junior Will Lowell. After jumping out to a 4-1 second set lead, Potarazu traded a series of breaks with Lowell on his way to the shut-out securing victory, winning 6-4, 6-3.
With their win Saturday, the Terps have now beaten the Hoyas in their last seven meetings, as Maryland also extended its streak of shut-outs against Georgetown to five.
The Terrapins will be back in action Friday, Feb. 6, as they take a short trip East to Annapolis, Md. to face off with Navy. Maryland has won its last five matches with the Midshipmen, including a 7-0 shut-out last season.