CARY, N.C. – The 42nd-ranked Virginia Tech men’s tennis team defeated 11th-seeded Boston College, 4-0 on Thursday afternoon in the opening round of the 2013 ACC Men’s Tennis Championship at Cary Tennis Park in Cary, N.C.
The Hokies (15-8) took the early lead against the Eagles (5-16), winning the doubles point to start the match. Lucas Oliveira and Joao Monteiro teamed up in the No. 3 to defeat Klaus Puestow and Alexandre Thirouin, 8-5.
Virginia Tech kept rolling into singles matches, winning the first point at the No. 3 with Koontz defeating Billy Grokenberger in straight sets with scores of 6-0, 6-1.
The Hokies increased their lead to 3-0 in the match as freshman Joao Monteiro took the match on court four with a 6-2, 6-2 win against Kyle Childree.
Tech secured the team win in the No. 1 singles with 57th-ranked Amerigo Contini defeating Philip Nelson, 6-3, 6-1.
The Hokies will be back on the court on Friday, April 26 in the quarterfinal round of action at 3 p.m. when they take on No. 3 seed Wake Forest. The 24th-ranked Deacs outlasted Tech 4-3 during the regular season.
No. 6 Virginia Tech 4, No. 11 Boston College 0
1: #57 Amerigo Contini (VT) def. Phil Nelson (BC), 6-3, 6-1
2: #102 Andreas Bjerrehus (VT) vs. Michael McGinnis (BC),VT led 6-0, 4-1 DNF
3: Hunter Koontz (VT) def. Billy Gronkenberger (BC), 6-0, 6-1
4: Joao Monteiro (VT) def. Kyle Childree (BC), 6-2, 6-2
5: Lucas Oliveira (VT) vs Matt Wagner (BC), VT led 7-5 DNF
6: Aaron Gomez (VT) vs Klaus Puestow (BC), BC led 2-6, 0-3 DNF
Order of finish: 3, 4, 1
1: Bjerrehus/Koontz (VT) def. Nelson/McGinnis (BC), 8-2
2: Contini/Trpimir Kujundzic (VT) vs. Grokenberger/Wagner (BC), BC led 6-5 DNF
3: Oliveira/Monteiro (VT) def. Puestow/Thirouin (BC), 8-5
Order of finish: 3, 1
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