Weymouth, Mass. – The No. 40 Duke men’s tennis team traveled to Weymouth, Mass. on Friday for their ninth straight road match and came away with its third ACC victory of the season in a 7-0 sweep over Boston College at the Weymouth Club.
With the win the Blue Devils improved to 3-2 in conference play and are now 6-9 overall for the year. The Eagles are still looking for their first ACC win with a 0-6 record and fell to 6-12 overall.
Duke has now won all three of their matches against Boston College by a 7-0 final score. Friday’s match featured wins in two of the three doubles matches and all six singles contests. The Blue Devils got started with a win at the No. 1 doubles spot as David Goulet and Christopher Price defeated Brian Garber and Sam Wagner 8-5. The doubles point was then clinched by Jared Pinsky and Alex Stone, who played together for the first time ever and won 8-5 against Adam Davison and Thomas Nolan.
Five of the six singles contests were won in straight sets. Goulet, ranked No. 51 in the ITA singles rankings, improved to 4-1 in ACC play and 14-6 overall with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Nolan in the top singles spot. No. 57 Reid Carleton was the first to finish in singles as he downed Alex Rastorgouev 6-3, 6-1 at the No. 2 spot. Carleton became the first Duke player this season to reach 20 singles wins. He is now 20-7 overall, 10-3 in dual matches and 4-1 in conference play.
Junior Kiril Dimitrov has struggled since missing three matches earlier this season due to an illness. However, he got back on track Friday with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Erik Kreutzer at No. 3 to clinch the match victory for the Blue Devils. Dimitrov is now 11-14 on the year. Stone moved up to No. 4 in the lineup and earned a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Jason Sechrist. It was the seventh win of the season for Stone and his second in ACC action.
Pinsky improved to 2-2 in league play and 7-9 overall with a 6-2, 6-2 win against Brendon Wong at the No. 5 spot. Aaron Carpenter played in just his fourth dual match of the year and earned his first victory in a third set super tiebreaker 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (10-3) to take his overall record to 6-6 in his sophomore year.
Duke will wrap up its 10-match road stretch on Sunday when they head to College Park, Md. for their sixth ACC match. They will take on No. 63 Maryland at noon.
Duke University Men's Tennis
Duke University vs Boston College (Mar 28, 2008)
#40 Duke University 7, Boston College 0
Mar 28, 2008 at Weymouth, Mass.
|1. #51 David Goulet (DU) def. Thomas Nolan (BC) 6-4, 6-3|
|2. #57 Reid Carleton (DU) def. Alex Rastorgouev (BC) 6-3, 6-1|
|3. Kiril Dimitrov (DU) def. Erik Kreutzer (BC) 6-3, 6-2|
|4. Alex Stone (DU) def. Jason Sechrist (BC) 6-2, 6-2|
|5. Jared Pinsky (DU) def. Brendon Wong (BC) 6-2, 6-2|
|6. Aaron Carpenter (DU) def. Brian Locklear (BC) 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (10-3)|
|1. David Goulet/Christopher Price (DU) def. Brian Garber/Sam Wagner (BC) 8-5|
|2. Erik Kreutzer/Jason Sechrist (BC) def. Reid Carleton/Kiril Dimitrov (DU) 8-6|
|3. Jared Pinsky/Alex Stone (DU) def. Adam Davison/Thomas Nolan (BC) 8-5|
|Duke University 6-9, 3-2 ACC; National ranking #40|
|Boston College 6-12, 0-6 ACC|
|Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (2,4,3,1,5,6)|