Canes Take Down the Bucs, 5-2
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami men’s tennis team earned its fifth victory of the season, 5-2, against East Tennessee State University Monday, at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center.
The Hurricanes (5-3, 0-1 ACC) opened the match strong with a pair of doubles victories to take the one-point advantage, as well as momentum into singles play.
ETSU (2-6) evened the match at the start of singles play, after No. 75 Herrera took down Andrews, 6-3, 6-2.
Moments later, the Hurricanes took back the lead it would not look back on when Langmo defeated No. 90 Diego Nunez 6-3, 6-2.
At No. 6, Clark gave Miami a two-point advantage, as well as match point after earning a straight-set victory over Gonzalez, 7-5, 6-2.
Miami sealed the match immediately following Clark’s win, when Flores defeated Este, 6-4, 6-2.
After taking the opening set tiebreaker, 7-6 (8-6), No. 101 Biosca defeated No. 70 Lomacki, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4, to give the Bucs’ their second point of the match.
Junior Kevin Bondar capped the match with a victory over Albin, who was disqualified for misconduct. Bondar held a 7-6 (7-5), 6-5 lead and was one of game away from clinching when the official’s decision was made.
The Hurricanes will host a pair of competitors this weekend, beginning with Boston University on Friday at 4 p.m. Miami will wrap up the weekend two days later, with its second ACC match of the season against No. 12 Georgia Tech on Sunday at noon.
Miami 5, East Tennessee State 2
1. No. 101 David Biosca (ETSU) def. No. 70 Piotr Lomacki (UM) 7-6 (8-6), 6-4
2. Christian Langmo (UM) def. No. 90 Diego Nunez (ETSU) 6-3, 6-2
3. No. 75 Robert Herrera (ETSU) def. Max Andrews (UM) 6-3, 6-2
4. Jesse Flores (UM) def. Miguel Este (ETSU) 6-4, 6-2
5. Kevin Bondar (UM) def. David Gonzalez (ETSU) 7-6 (7-5), 6-5, won by default
6. Nile Clark (UM) def. Wenceslao Albin (ETSU) 7-5, 6-2
East Tennessee State 2-6
Miami 5-3, 0-1 ACC
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (3, 2, 6, 4, 1, 5)