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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.

At No. 1, seniors Max Andrews and Jesse Flores got the day started, taking down ETSU’s Diego Nunez and Robert Herrera, 6-0.

At No. 3, junior Christian Langmo and sophomore Dane Dunlap got the Canes on the board first, after defeating Wenceslao Albin and David Gonzalez, 7-5.

Court two ended with Piotr Lomacki and Jesse Flores tied with David Biosca and Juan Lugo, 6-6.

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.

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Miami 5, East Tennessee State 2

Singles Competition

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

Doubles Competition

1. Max Andrews/Jesse Flores (UM) def. Diego Nunez/Robert Herrera (ETSU) 6-0

2. Piotr Lomacki/Nile Clark (UM) vs. David Biosca/Juan Lugo (ETSU) 6-6, unfinished

3. Dane Dunlap/Christian Langmo (UM) def. Wenceslao Albin/David Gonzalez (ETSU) 7-5

Match Notes:

East Tennessee State 2-6

Miami 5-3, 0-1 ACC

Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (3, 2, 6, 4, 1, 5)