Lomacki/Clark Defeat No. 10 Duo from Virginia

Lomacki/Clark Defeat No. 10 Duo from Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Miami men’s tennis team fell to No. 1 Virginia, 7-0, Sunday afternoon at the Snyder Tennis Center.

Today’s match marked a significant win for sophomore duo Nile Clark and Piotr Lomacki, as they downed 10th-ranked Mac Styslinger and Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, 7-5.

“UVa. is a great team and they were too powerful for us. They’re obviously playing with a lot of confidence.  Nile and Piotr had a great doubles win against the No. 10 team in the country,” said head coach Mario Rincon. “ We played some close sets in singles, but got overpowered in the second sets.”

The pair has racked up two wins over top 50 opponents this season alone. Previously, the two grabbed a 6-4 win at home on March 13 over No. 30 Jack Murray and Brayden Schnur of North Carolina.

In other doubles action on Sunday, at the top spot, No. 72 Max Andrews and Bernard Tefel  were defeated by No. 3 Ryan Shane And Luca Corinteli, 4-6.  On court 3, Kevin Bondar and Jesse Flores fell to Harrison Richmond and Jonathan Cornish, 1-6.

The Canes headed into singles play trailing the Cavaliers, 1-0.

Niclas Genovese saw a first-set win against Styslinger, but Genovese fell after Styslinger forced a third set, 6-3, 3-6, 0-1.

At the top spot, No. 37 Lomacki lost to No. 9 Ryan Shane 6-3, 6-2 and Virginia’s No. 6 Kwiatkowski defeated Andrews 6-2, 6-1 in the second position. Flores came up short to No. 39 Colin Altamirano 6-4, 6-2 at the third singles spot. On the fourth court, freshman Fermin Calvo was downed 6-3, 6-2, by Henrik Wiersholm and junior Bernard Tefel fell to No. 118 J.C. Aragone 6-4, 6-0.

Miami (8-14; 3-9 ACC) will head to Cary, N.C. for the ACC Championships, which will take place Thursday, April 21 through Sunday, April 24.

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Virginia 7, Miami 0
Singles competition
1. #9 Ryan Shane (VA) def. #37 Piotr Lomacki (UM) 6-3, 6-2
2. #6 Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (VA) def. Max Andrews (UM) 6-2, 6-1
3. #39 Collin Altamirano (VA) def. Jesse Flores (UM) 6-4, 6-2
4. Henrik Wiersholm (VA) def. Fermin Calvo (UM) 6-3, 6-2
5. #118 J.C. Aragone (VA) def. Bernard Tefel (UM) 6-4, 6-0
6. Mac Styslinger (VA) def. Niclas Genovese (UM) 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-4)

Doubles competition
1. #3 Ryan Shane/Luca Corinteli (VA) def. #72 Max Andrews/Bernard Tefel (UM) 6-4
2. Piotr Lomacki/Nile Clark (UM) def. #10 Mac Styslinger/Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (VA) 7-5
3. Harrison Richmond/Jonathan Cornish (VA) def. Jesse Flores/Kevin Bondar (UM) 6-1

Match Notes:
Miami 8-14, 3-9 ACC
Virginia 22-3, 11-1 ACC
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (5,3,2,1,4,6)