BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Tech men’s tennis team started off the 2014 season strong with a 7-0 win over 59th-ranked Yale in the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center in Blacksburg, Va.
Virginia Tech then made quick work of the Bulldogs in singles as all six Hokies won their matches in two sets. Corbett gave the Hokies their first singles point with a 6-4, 6-0 win over Zachary Krumholz on court six.
Bjerrehus, ranked No. 60, then put Tech up 3-0 after he defeated Yale’s Svenning 6-3, 6-2 in No. 2 singles.
Koontz clinched the match for the Hokies after coming from behind in both sets to top Faierman 6-4, 6-4 at No. 3.
Monteiro extended Tech’s lead to 5-0 with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Dawson in No. 4 singles. Aaron Gomez, ranked No. 122, followed that up with a 6-2, 6-5 (7-3) win over Photos Photiades in No. 5 singles.
In No.1 singles, Tech’s 26th-ranked Contini defeated Lu 6-5 (7-4), 6-4 to complete the sweep.
Virginia Tech will be back on the court this afternoon in a 3 p.m. match against Davidson at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center.
No. 1 #26 Amerigo Contini (VT) def. Tyler Lu (YALE) 6-5 (7-4), 6-4
No. 2 #60 Andreas Bjerrehus (VT) def. Martin Svenning (YALE) 6-3, 6-2
No. 3 Hunter Koontz (VT) def. Daniel Faierman (YALE) 6-4, 6-4
No. 4 Joao Monteiro (VT) def. Kyle Dawson (YALE) 6-4, 6-4
No. 5 #122 Aaron Gomez (VT) def. Photos Photiades (YALE) 6-2, 6-5 (7-3)
No. 6 Jai Corbett (VT) def. Zachary Krumholz (YALE) 6-4, 6-0
Order of Finish: 6,2,3*,4,5,1
No. 1 #23 Bjerrehus/Contini (VT) vs. Lu/Svenning (YALE) 5-4
No. 2 Koontz/Monteiro (VT) def. Chase/Dawson (YALE) 6-1
No. 3 Corbett/Nicoud (VT) def. Faierman/Alex Hagermoser (YALE) 6-4
Order of Finish: 2,3*
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