Maryland Men's Tennis Wins First ACC Match of the Season
Feb. 22, 2008
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland men's tennis team opened ACC play with a 7-0 win against Boston College on Friday at the Tennis Center at College Park.
Maryland (4-1, 1-0) won the highly contested doubles point despite a strong effort from Boston College (2-4, 0-2). After scoring began, there were 11 ties in doubles play, along with a large number of lead changes.
After falling down 0-3 early in the match, Terps David Kwon and Michael Coleman battled back to draw even at 3-3, but Boston College's Erik Kreutzer and Jason Sechrist retook the lead at 4-3. Kwon and Coleman continued to trade game-points with the Eagles until breaking to take a 7-6 lead, just before Kwon came up with a huge ace to win the match, 8-6.
Playing at number one doubles, Maryland's Andrew Orban and Boris Fetbroyt, the No. 30 ranked doubles team in the country, quickly followed with a win of their own over Boston College's Brian Garber and Alex Rastorgouev. Orban closed the tight match on service with a barrage of aces, and the Terps won, 8-6.
With the doubles point secured, Maryland got off to a quick start at number three singles with a quick win from Kwon, as he downed Boston College's Erik Kreutzer, 6-0, 6-2.
Playing at number one singles, Inbar quickly followed with a win over the Eagles' Alex Rastorgouev, 6-3, 6-0.
Orban clinched the match for the Terps with a win at number two singles over Boston College's Thomas Nolan, 6-1, 6-4.
At number four singles, Fetbroyt earned a win for the Terrapins after a highly contested and close match with Eagle senior Jason Sechrist, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5). Nielsen kept things going with his victory over Boston College's Brendon Wong at number five doubles, 6-3, 6-1.
Terrapin Alex Aksanov, playing at number six singles, closed out the match with his win over Boston College's Brian Locklear, 7-5, 6-1.
The Terps will be back in action Sunday, at 1 p.m., when they play No. 33 Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va.