Miami Defeats Boston College
ROME, Ga. – The University of Miami men’s tennis team cruised past Boston College, 5-1, to win its first ACC Championship match since 2010.
“It’s always good to get a win. I am glad we played today; it gave us an opportunity to work through some things under tournament conditions,” head coach Aljosa Piric said. “It’s tournament time, survive and advance, and that’s what we did today. We will have to play better, and compete better, against Duke tomorrow. We need all six guys to show up ready to battle. If we do that, we will have an opportunity to win.”
Miami (9-12, 2-9 ACC) opened the match strong with a pair of victories to take the one-point advantage and gain momentum entering singles play.
Andrews doubled Miami’s lead, with an impressive victory over Workman, 6-2, 6-1, kicking off singles play.
On court two, Boston College cut the Canes lead in half, as Austin defeated Langmo, 6-2, 7-6.
Moments later, Dunlap gave Miami match point as he closed out his match against Conor Mullins, 7-5, 7-6.
Looking to clinch the match the Hurricanes earned victories almost simultaneously on courts one and four.
On court four, Flores found himself in a hole early against Mukai. After dropping the opening set tiebreaker, 6-7, the native of Ontario, Canada, battled back to take the match, 6-7, 6-3, 6-1.
Following the clinching of the match, No. 64 Lomacki was at match point and was granted the opportunity to close out his match.
After dropping the opening set against McNulty, 4-6, Lomacki battled back in the second set to even the match, 4-6, 6-2. In the final set, the native of Warsaw, Poland, cruised to victory, taking the match by a score of 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.
On court five, play was halted with Clark and Chieffalo even in the final set, 4-6, 6-1, 4-4.
Miami will return to the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College, Thursday at 1 p.m., in a matchup against No. 34 Duke, seeded fifth.
Miami 5, Boston College 1
1. No. 64 Piotr Lomacki (UM) def. Aidan McNulty (BC), 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
2. Derek Austin (BC) def. Christian Langmo (UM), 6-2, 7-6
3. Max Andrews (UM) def. Hank Workman (BC), 6-2, 6-1
4. Jesse Flores (UM) def. Kent Mukai (BC), 6-7, 6-3, 6-1
5. Nile Clark (UM) vs. Alexander Chieffalo (BC) 4-6, 6-1, 4-4, unfinished
6. Dane Dunlap (UM) def. Conor Mullins (BC) 7-5, 7-6
Boston College 5-18, 0-12 ACC
Miami 9-12, 2-9 ACC
Order of finish: Doubles (2, 3, 1); Singles (3, 2, 6, 4, 1)