No. 63 Maryland Picks up First ACC Victory
Feb. 23, 2011
WEYMOUTH, Mass. - Maryland's men's tennis team was able to pick up its first Atlantic Coast Conference victory of the season Wednesday by defeating the Boston College Eagles, 4-3.
The Terps (7-2, 1-2) fell behind early, but were able to win four straight singles matches to secure the victory over BC (4-5, 0-2).
Leading 3-2, Maryland's victory was sealed by sophomore Sergio Wyss, who battled Erik Kreutzer. Slated at the No. 3 singles, Wyss was victorious 4-6, 6-2, 6-4.
Tommy Laine, playing in the No. 5 singles, faced off against the Eagle's Michael McGinnis. Although Laine lost the first set 6-2, he was able to rally and win the final two sets 6-3, 6-2. The victory is Laine's fourth in a row and improved his record to 7-1 on the year.
John Collins, who recently moved into the No. 2 singles position, put away Alex Skinner, 6-4, 7-6 (3). The victory is Collins' third in a row, and second since moving up on the chart.
Maryland's head coach Kyle Spencer is impressed with the way Collins has performed lately.
"John continues to improve," said Spencer. "He is a hard worker in practice. For him to win in the No. 2 spot is big for us. He was able to thrive in a really tough spot tonight."
Jesse Kiuru was the fourth Terp to pick up a victory on the day as he took on the Eagle's Jonathan Schroeder. Kiuru easily disposed of his opponent, 6-1, 6-3.
Spencer is also pleased to pick up the first conference victory on the season.
"Anytime you can go on the road and win in the ACC is a great accomplishment," said Spencer. "Our guys had to fight from behind after losing the doubles point tonight, but we had four guys step up big in a really tight situation. We are all happy with the performance."
Maryland will be back in action again next week as it takes on No. 73 William & Mary on Sunday in Williamsburg, Va. The match will begin at 11 a.m.