Maryland Downs UNC Greensboro, 5-2
Feb. 12, 2010
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland men's tennis team overcame a slow start in singles play to pick up a 5-2 win over UNC Greensboro Friday afternoon at the Tennis Center at College Park.
The win is the fourth straight for the Terps (4-1) at home to start the season.
Maryland started out the day by picking up the doubles point with two easy victories at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. Freshmen Tommy Laine and Jesse Kiuru, in their first match at No. 1 doubles, battled to a win in a tiebreaker over Orcun Seyrek and Arsel Kumdereli to give the Terps a sweep at doubles.
The Terps would get off to a slow start in singles, dropping matches at No. 1 and No. 2 singles to the Spartans (2-1) and surrendering the lead in the match.
However, Maryland was able to recover in a big way, winning each of the remaining singles matches in straight sets.
Already up by a set, Kiuru came back from a 5-2 deficit in the second set to force and then win a tiebreaker over the Spartans' Yaroslav Litus in No. 3 singles, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5).
Freshman John Collins, the 121st-ranked singles player in the nation, notched the clinching point for the Terrapins with a dominant 6-1, 6-2 win over UNC Greensboro's William John in No. 5 singles.
Mathias Sarrazin won the Terps' final point on the day, earning a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Kyle Eddins in No. 6 singles.
The Terps will finish their weekend on the road against No. 75 William & Mary on Sunday. The match will take place at noon in Williamsburg, Va.