NCAA Mens Tennis

Tech gets back on track with 4-3 win over No. 50 Miami

Tech gets back on track with 4-3 win over No. 50 Miami

CORAL GABLES, FL – No. 65 Virginia Tech (9-7, 2-6) got back in the win column by defeating No. 50 Miami (10-7, 2-4), 4-3, Sunday afternoon.

Tech started off strong in doubles play with early leads on all courts. Ryan Fishback and Maxime St. Hilaire continued their streak of top competition, earning a 6-3 victory over the No. 64 pairing of Vladislav Melnic and Adrien Burdet. Despite sitting even at 2-2 early, Matt Harper and Alberto Orso failed to secure a win on court two, falling to No. 70 Martin Katz and Antonio Prat. The clinch would come on court three, where Alex Ix and Michael Shepheard finished their match with a 6-3 triumph to earn the doubles point for the Hokies.  

Singles play started with an electric performance by Alberto Orso. On court six, Orso didn’t surrender a single game, defeating Alejandro Arraya, 6-0, 6-0. The Hurricanes earned their first point of the match on court three. Michael Shepheard was unable to hold off Vladislav Melnic, falling 2-6, 3-6.  

Maxime St. Hilaire struggled on court two, falling to Martin Katz in two sets, drawing the match level at two points apiece. Miami gained the lead in the match after No. 65 Ryan Fishback fell 4-6, 1-6, to Antonio Prat.

Hugo Maia would battle after a 7-6 first set, defeating Adrien Burdet, 6-2, in the second set to tie the match again, this time at three. The deciding match would come on court five, as Benjamin Pomeranets secured the win for the Hokies with a 7-6, 6-4 win over Sam Baumgartner. 

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Tech returns home to face off with Virginia in the Commonwealth Clash on Wednesday, April 3 at 3 p.m.


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