March 25, 2012
    Tech falls to No. 6 Duke
    Hokies win No. 2 doubles match
    Durham, N.C.F
    (6) Duke 7
    (68) Virginia Tech0
    Box Score: View

    DURHAM, N.C. – The No. 68 Virginia Tech men’s tennis team fell, 7-0, to the 6th-ranked Duke Blue Devils on Sunday afternoon, at Ambler Tennis Stadium in Durham, N.C.

    Tech (6-8, 2-3 ACC) claimed the No. 2 doubles as Patrick Daciek and Lucas Oliveira teamed up for an 8-2 win against Fred Saba and Jason Tahir. The Blue Devils (14-3, 3-1 ACC) took the point though after winning the No. 1 and No. 3 matches.

    The Blue Devils entered singles with a 1-0 lead and followed that up with wins in the No. 5, No. 4 and No. 1 singles matches to secure the team win. In the No. 5, Tech’s Corrado Degl’ Incerti Tocci fell to Jason Tahir, 6-2, 6-0 while Mauricio Antun dropped a 6-3, 6-0 decision to Duke’s Fred Saba in the No. 4.

    The No. 1 singles was the deciding match as the 3rd-ranked Henrique Cunha defeated No. 84 Luka Somen, 6-1, 6-0.

    Tech will return home to Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center next weekend to host a pair of ACC matches beginning with NC State on Friday, March 30 at 2:30 p.m.

    Singles
    1. #3 Henrique Cunha (Duke) def. #84 Luka Somen (VT) 6-1, 6-0
    2. #18 Chris Mengel def. #89 Lucas Oliveira (VT) 6-2, 6-4
    3. Raphael Hemmeler (Duke) def. Patrick Daciek (VT) 6-4, 6-0
    4. Fred Saba (Duke) def. Mauricio Antun (VT) 6-3, 6-0
    5. Jason Tahir (Duke) def. Corrado Degl’ Incerti Tocci (VT) 6-2, 6-0
    6. Cale Hammond (Duke) def. Trpimir Kujundzic (VT) 7-5, 6-3

    Doubles
    1. #62 Cunha/Mengel (Duke) def. #47 Somen/Tocci (VT) 8-3
    2. Daciek/Oliveira (VT) def. Saba/Tahir (Duke) 8-2
    3. Hemmeler/Hammond (Duke) def. Hunter Koontz/Kujundzic (VT) 8-1

    For updates on Virginia Tech men's tennis, follow the Hokies on Twitter (@VT_MTennis).

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