Maryland Men's Tennis Opens Spring Season with Win Over Georgetown
Feb. 2, 2008
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland men's tennis team opened the spring 2008 season in convincing fashion, beating the visiting Georgetown Hoyas (1-3) by a score of 7-0 on Saturday, February 2, at the Tennis Center at College Park.
The No. 74 ranked Terps (1-0) won all six singles matches and two of the three doubles matches, with their only loss coming in a tiebreak.
After capturing the doubles point, Maryland earned its first win at singles when junior Boris Fetbroyt downed Georgetown sophomore David Tillem, 6-3, 6-2.
Not long after Fetbroyt's match ended, Terrapin freshman Amit Inbar used a mixture of big serves and devastating winners to earn a victory at number one singles over Hoyas senior Jeffrey Schnell, 6-2, 6-2.
Playing at number two singles, Maryland junior Andrew Orban continued the winning trend with his win over Anthony Tan, 6-4, 7-5, to clinch the win for the Terps.
Terrapin junior and co-captain Nickolai Nielsen jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in his match against Georgetown junior Adam Gross, and continued to cruise for the win, 6-1, 6-0.
Maryland sophomore David Kwon played an impressive match against sophomore Will Lowell, as both men gave a valiant effort in a match that went to a tie-breaker third set. Kwon fell behind 0-3 early in the first set, before rallying to win the set tiebreak. After dropping the second set, Kwon came roaring back to win the third and earn his first victory of the season, 7-6, 3-6, 1-0 (10-8).
With all his teammates supporting him, Terps sophomore Alex Aksanov preserved the shut-out for Maryland, defeating Georgetown senior Ted Tywang, 6-3, 6-4.
The Terps will look to improve their record to 2-0 on Saturday, February 9, at noon, when Navy (4-1) visits the Tennis Center at College Park.