NORFOLK, Va., March 30, 2012 - In its second Colonial Athletic Association match of the season, the James Madison men's tennis team swept Delaware 7-0. The Dukes dropped the first doubles match 8-7 before storming back for the final two doubles matches and all six singles matches to earn the win.
At the No. 1 singles position Troy Beneck and Adam Lawton squeaked by the Dukes' Bertrand Moulin (Lyon, France/Aux Lazaristes Minimes(Wayne State)) and Greg Vladimirsky (Coral Springs, Fla./Broward Virtual) 8-7. The win put the Blue Hens in position to grab the doubles point but JMU didn't back down. In the two hole, Ryan Pool (Melbourne, Australia/Braemar(Chattanooga)) and Florent Sentenac (Borderes, France/Lycee Theophile Gautier(Auburn Montgomery)) topped Andrey Vorobyov and Ryan Kent 8-6, and Tommi Nissinen (Oulu, Finland/Kastellin Lukio) and Hugo Ramadier (Rome, Italy/Lycee Francais Chateabriand (Northern Arizona)) downed Nolan Gelman and Evan Andrews in a tight 9-7 match at No. 3 doubles to earn the point for JMU.
Minus two three setters in Nos. 2 and 4 singles, the Dukes swept the rest of the match in fairly quick fashion. In the No. 1 spot, Vladimisky downed Beneck in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1 and Nissinen picked a 6-2, 6-0 win over Jason Derene in the No. 6 spot. At No.3 singles, Sentenac defeated Vorobyov ,6-4, 6-1 and Moulin topped Kent in No. 5 singles, 6-1, 6-3.
In No. 2 singles, Lawton took Pool three sets in the most tightly-contested match of the day. Pool was able to overcome, however, winning 1-6, 6-1, 11-9. At the No. 4 spot, Ramadier faltered slightly in the second set, but earned the 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 win to ensure the JMU sweep.
With the win the Dukes level off their overall record at 7-7 as well as pulling to 1-1 in the CAA heading into competition with William and Mary Saturday, March 31 at 10 a.m.
JMU 7, Delaware 0
March 30, 2012
1. Beneck/Lawton (UD) def. Moulin/Vladimirsky 8-7
2. Pool/Sentenac (JMU) def. Vorobyov/Kent 8-6
3. Nissinen/Ramadier (JMU) def. Gelman/Andrews 9-7
1. Vladimirsky (JMU) def. Beneck 6-1, 6-1
2. Pool (JMU) def. Lawton 1-6, 6-1, 11-9
3. Sentenac (JMU) def. Vorobyov 6-4, 6-1
4. Ramadier (JMU) def. Gelman 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
5. Moulin (JMU) def. Kent 6-1, 6-3
6. Nissinen (JMU) def. Derene 6-2, 6-0