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March 27, 2011

Men’s Tennis Gets Back on Track

Filed under: sports, college,Uncategorized — magdebar @ 9:39 pm
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Two days after losing to the top team in the country, the University of Miami men’s tennis team rebounded to beat Virginia Tech 6-1.

The No. 29 Hurricanes (10-5, 4-1) and No. 36 Hokies (11-6, 3-2) entered this afternoon’s contest with the same conference record and tied for fourth place in the ACC behind No. 1 Virginia, No. 9 Duke, and No. 15 North Carolina. With the win, UM pulls ahead of Virginia Tech in the standings.

On Friday afternoon the Canes failed to pick up a point against the Virginia Cavaliers, losing 7-0. Today, they came out ready to play better.

“We weren’t happy with ourselves with our performance on Friday,” head coach Mario Rincon said. “We knew that we could compete at a much higher level.”

The Hurricanes did just that, securing the doubles point to gain an early 1-0 lead. Strong singles performances from Carl Sundberg, Eduardo Pavia, and Waylon Chin put the Canes up for good. Sundberg finished his match first, beating Corrado Tocci 6-3, 6-1. Pavia defeated Will Beck 6-3, 6-2 and Chin handled Pedro Graber 6-2, 6-4.

Those three wins gave UM a 4-0 lead, clinching the victory.

“The guys came back really strong,” Rincon said. “I thought this was one of the best matches we played all year.”

The Canes travel to No. 39 Wake Forest on Friday and No. 54 North Carolina State on Sunday, before returning home.

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