That’s 5 for Serena and 5 for Venus–a total of 10 in the last 13 years. Roger Federer faces Britain’s Andy Murray for the Men’s title on Sunday.
The Maryland men’s tennis team won all three doubles matches and carried the momentum into singles action to defeat the 51st-ranked Miami Hurricanes, 4-3, Sunday afternoon at the Cole Field House Tennis Courts. It is the Terps (5-12, 2-5 ACC) first-ever victory over the Hurricanes.
“I am so pleased for the guys,” said head coach Kyle Spencer. “We have obviously been struggling this year. We’ve played so many tight matches and they’ve never given up. They’ve never quit. I’m so happy for the guys. It’s a big-time win.”
Maryland got off to a fast start in doubles as No. 24 Maros Horny and John Collins dispatched of Omar Aly and Gabriel Flores, 8-3, and juniors Jesse Kiuru and Andy Magee defeated Marco Stancati and Mark Schanerman, 8-2, to secure the doubles point for the Terps. For Horny and Collins, it is their 12th victory of the season.
Maryland received strong play from the bottom half of its singles order, including a come-from-behind, match-clincher by Sergio Wyss, to post a 4-2 upset win over No. 29 Michigan on Friday, advancing to the second round of the NCAA Men’s Tennis Championship. The 44th-ranked Terrapins (13-12), making their first-ever appearance in the NCAAs, snapped a 2-all tie with Andy Magee’s 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 over Michigan’s Justin Rossi at No. 6 singles.
The Maryland tennis teams have continued their solid play and moved up in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) rankings. The Terrapin women (9-2, 0-2 ACC) jumped from No. 43 to 40 and the men (9-3, 1-2) from 45th to 44th in the ITA rankings that were released Tuesday. For the women it’s their highest ranking since February, 2007 when the Terps were 33rd nationally.
This is as high as the men have been in the last five seasons. The Terps reached No. 45 in March, 2007. The men also have four players in the individual rankings. Maros Horny is No. 72 and Sergio Wyss is No. 111 in the ITA singles list, while the tandem of John Collins and Tommy Laine is 56th in the doubles rankings. Laine has a team-best 10-2 dual singles mark.
Today was the first Terrapin Tennis match I have ever attended and despite the weather, the intensity and fight of the Terps were impressive. Coach Kyle Spencer has started to turn the program around as the Terps are 13-6 on the season. the tennis complex is massive and it was packed today as legendary Tennis pro Vic Braden (pictured) was conducting the end of a 3 day teaching clinic.
The Maryand men’s tennis team was on the cusp of one of the biggest wins in program history, but the 18th-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels held off a furious rally and foiled the Terrapins upset bid with a 4-3 victory on Friday evening. Down 3-1, the Terps (13-5, 1-3) tied the Atlantic Coast Conference match on singles victories from Sergio Wyss and Ryan Lissner, but UNC’s Andrew Crone was able to outlast Mathias Sarrazin at the No. 6 position in a third-set tiebreaker and send the Tar Heels (12-2, 2-0) to their seventh straight victory. “You want to put yourself in a position to win and we did that,” first-year Maryland head coachKyle Spencer said. “We had a great team effort. Everyone fought. There were no holes in the lineup.”
Down 1 set and 4-0 on the 2nd, Serena explode for a 3 set victory last night. . Andy Roddick lost in 5 sets to Marin Cilic. Great night owl tennis!!!!