Maryland Loses Heartbreaker to Tribe
Feb. 14, 2010
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - In a match that went down to the wire, the Maryland men's tennis team fell just short of a victory, losing to No. 75 William & Mary, 4-3, on Sunday.
With the loss, the Terps fall to 4-2 on the year, with both losses coming on the road to ranked opponents.
In the final match of the day, played in No. 1 singles, Maryland freshman Sergio Wyss forced a third-set tiebreaker against Keziel Juneau, ranked 122nd nationally.
However, Juneau managed to hold off Wyss in the tiebreaker, winning the match 7-6 (7-1), 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), and clinching the victory for the Tribe (7-5).
The match was back and forth from the very beginning. The teams split the first two doubles matches before Juneau and Sebastien Vidal, the 26th-ranked doubles pair, beat Maryland's Jesse Kiuru and Tommy Laine, 8-6, to secure the doubles point for William & Mary.
Singles play was just as close, with four of the six matches requiring the full three sets to be completed.
Wins by Laine at No. 4 singles and the 121st-ranked John Collins at No. 5 singles kept Maryland within striking distance, down only 3-2.
Kiuru then drew the match even with a 1-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory over Jamie Whiteford at No. 3 singles before Juneau clinched the match for the Tribe.
The Terps will be back in action next weekend when they play host to Boston College on Friday and George Washington on Saturday. Both matches will start at 4 p.m. at the Tennis Center in College Park.