CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The No. 46 University of Miami men’s tennis team defeated the Boston College Eagles, 7-0, Sunday inside the Dedham Health and Athletic Complex in Dedham, Mass.
"Boston College was ready for us, and they put up a great fight," said Coach Mario Rincon. "We are happy to get another conference win after losing a few in a row."
The UM shutout was the first since the Canes beat Nebraska-Omaha, 7-0, on March 25. The victory snaps Miami's five-match losing skid, which was posted on the heels of a 7-match winning streak.
Miami swept all six singles matches for the first time this season in conference play. UM won five of six singles matches in its win over then-No. 52 Georgia Tech.
Miami was able to secure the first point, winning two of the three doubles matches. Gabriel Flores and Diego Soto were able to dominate their opponents Janathan Raude and Alexandre Thirouin 8-3. Omar Aly and Wilfredo Gonzalez pushed their match to tiebreaker and came out on top, defeating Phillip Nelson and Matt Wagner, 8-7(5). The freshman pair Daniel Shebshayevich and Bernard Tefel were overcome by Kyle Childree and Hank Workman, 8-3.
In singles, No. 70 Aly defeated Nelson in the first position, 6-2, 6-1. Soto also had a two set victory, overcoming Aiden McNulty 6-3, 6-4, and Shebshayevich, who was the last Cane on the court, defeated Wagner 6-1, 6-4, after falling behind 3-4 early in the second set.
Despite falling in his first set, Flores defeated Raude 2-6, 6-3, 7-5. Gonzalez also dropped his first set, but was able to overcome Workman 3-6, 6-1, 6-3. After losing his first set, Henrique Tsukamoto picked up his game in the second set to defeat Kyle Childree 4-6, 6-2, 6-1.
The Hurricanes will host in-state and ACC rival No. 28 FSU Saturday April 19 at 11 a.m. at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center in Coral Gables. There will be a free picnic and T-shirts will be available. For all children eighth grade and younger, there will be a post-match clinic.
"We look forward to playing FSU on Saturday on senior day," added Rincon. "Hopefully we will have many fans and friends to support Diego, Gabriel and Omar on this special day."
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#46 Miami 7, Boston College 0
1. No. 70 Omar Aly (UM) def. Phillip Nelson (BC) 6-2, 6-1
2. Gabriel Flores (UM) def. Jonathan Raude (BC) 2-6, 6-3, 7-5
3. Diego Soto (UM) def. Aiden McNulty (BC) 6-3, 6-4
4. Wilfredo Gonzalez (UM) def. Hank Workman 3-6, 6-1, 6-3
5. Henrique Tsukamoto (UM) def. Kyle Childree (BC) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
6. Daniel Shebshayevich (UM) def. Matt Wagner (BC) 6-1, 6-4
1. Omar Aly/Wilfredo Gonzalez (UM) def. Phillip Nelson/Matt Wagner (BC) 8-7(5)
2. Gabriel Flores/Diego Soto (UM) def. Jonathan Raude/Alexandre Thirouin (BC) 8-3
3. Kyle Childree/Hank Workman (BC) def. Daniel Shebshayevich/Bernard Tefel (UM) 8-3
Miami 14-9 (4-6 ACC)
Boston College 4-14 (0-10 ACC)