Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Is The Virginia Tech Men's Tennis Team For Real? They Look Like It!

For the longest time, Virginia Tech has been known simply for football. This year might prove that Virginia Tech is more than a one trick pony.

Today the Virginia Tech Men's Tennis Team upset the #14 team in the nation, Kentucky.

Virginia Tech came into the contest ranked #27 in the nation. Virginia Tech showed promise in singles beating some of the best players in the nation.

Yoann Re, Virginia Tech's #1 singles player, defeated Eric Quigley, Kentucky's #1 singles player and the #8 singles player in the nation.

Luka Somen, Virginia Tech's #2 doubles player, had a come from behind victory over Kentucky's #2, Alexi Musialek.

Virginia Tech's #4 singles player, Patrick Daciek (Ranked #75 in the nation) also had a come from behind victory over Alberto Gonzalez.

Virginia Tech ended up winning all but one singles match and took 1 doubles match from Kentucky. The end result was the Hokies upsetting the Wildcats: 5-2

Virginia Tech faces another tough task January 29th when they head on the road to face #15 Illinois.

If Virginia Tech can take care of business against Illinois, the Hokies may start to gain some national attention in tennis. Needless to say though, this win is huge, not only for moral, but for legitimacy. There are a lot of programs in the ACC that are good at tennis, and it is nice to see that Virginia Tech may begin to fall into that group.

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