Cavaliers Drop N.C. State, 4-3, For First ACC Win Of The Season
April 6, 2002
Charlottesville, Va. – The UVa Men’s Tennis team picked up its first ACC win of the year with a thrilling 4-3 win over N.C. State. The Cavaliers are now 10-9 on the season.
Gregg Alpert clinched the match for the Cavaliers with a thrilling 5-7, 7-5, 6-4 win over John Davis at No. 6 singles. Alpert improves to 11-11 on the season, and now has two victories in conference matches this season.
“This was just a huge win for us,” head coach Brian Boland said. “I’m pleased with how we played and I’m pleased with how we won three big matches to clinch this victory. Gregg Alpert finished well, and played his best tennis today. Winning the doubles point was also very key for us.”
Boland mixed up the doubles teams, which proved to be effective as the Cavaliers took two of three doubles matches to clinch the point. Jay Curtis and Jason Romesburg teamed for just the second time this season, and picked up an 8-4 victory over Bryce McGrory and Davis at No. 2 doubles. Alpert teamed with Stephen Nolen at No. 3 doubles to defeat Jagjeet Sandhu and Ryan Boward in a dominating 8-1 victory.
Curtis also won in singles, as did Jonathan Chou. Curtis defeated McGrory at No. 4 singles, 6-2, 1-6, 6-4, improving his record to 17-10. He is second on the team in victories, behind Jason Romesburg and Stephen Nolen, while also adding his second conference victory of the season. Chou won his second consecutive match, defeating Shane Sealy, 3-6, 7-5, 7-5, at No. 5 singles. Chou now has nine victories on the season, while picking up his first ACC win of the year.
The Cavaliers are back in action Tuesday afternoon, as they travel to Maryland for a 2:30 p.m. match with the Terrapins. They return home for their final home match of the season on April 14, as they host North Carolina at 1 p.m.
SINGLES1. Matt Lucas (NCSU) def. Stephen Nolen (UVa), 7-5, 6-12. Ryan Boward (NCSU) def. Michael Duquette (UVa), 6-3, 6-13. R.J. Murray (NCSU) def. Jason Romesburg (UVa), 6-2, 3-6, 7-64. Jay Curtis (UVa) Bryce McGrory (NCSU), 6-2, 1-6, 6-45. Jonathan Chou (UVa) Shane Sealy (NCSU), 3-6, 7-5, 7-56. Gregg Alpert (UVa) John Davis (NCSU), 5-7, 7-5, 6-4
DOUBLES1. Lucas/Murray (NCSU) def. Chou/Duquette (UVa), 9-8 (6)2. Curtis/Romesburg (UVa) def. McGrory/Davis (NCSU), 8-43. Alpert/Nolen (UVa) def. Sandhu/Boward (NCSU), 8-1