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Men's Tennis Snatches Victory from Hokies


March 29, 1998

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The 48th-ranked Virginia Tech men's tennis team fell to 17-8 with a 4-3 loss to the 52nd-ranked University of Virginia Saturday at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center.

The Hokies started off the day by capturing the doubles point as the 33rd-ranked team of brothers Adam and Aaron Marchetti (Williamstown, W.Va.) defeated Huntley Montgomery and Brian Vahaly 8-4. The team of Marek Pfeil (Blacksburg, Va.) and Lance Mills (Omaha, Neb.) recorded their sixth doubles win as they handed Bear Schofield and Hyon Yoo an 8-4 loss.

With the match score at 3-2 in favor of Virginia, Tech senior Mark Tepes (Williamsburg, Va.) pulled out a tough 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 win over Tommy Croker. The deciding match between Pfeil and Yoo came down to a third set tie-breaker. Yoo pulled out the 3-6, 7-6, 7-6 win as Pfeil put a forehand into the net.

The Hokies will return to action April 3 against Old Dominion at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center at 2 p.m.

#1 Brian Vahaly (UVa.) def. Aaron Marchetti (VT)  6-2, 6-0
#2 Adam Marchetti (VT) def. Huntley Montgomery (UVa.)  6-1, 6-3
#3 Hyon Yoo (UVa.) def. Marek Pfeil (VT)  6-3, 6-7, 7-6
#4 John Winter (UVa.) def. Lance Mills (VT)  6-2, 7-6
#5 Mark Tepes (VT) def. Tommy Croker (UVa.)  5-7, 6-4, 6-2
#6 Kent Koch (UVa.) def. Jay Bruner (VT) 6-2, 6-3 

Doubles #1 Marchetti/Marchetti (VT) def. Montgomery/Vahaly (UVa.) 8-4 #2 Mills/ Pfeill (VT) def. Schofield/Yoo (UVa.) 8-4 #3 Croker/Winter (UVa.) def. Rahul Basole/Tepes (VT) 8-5




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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.

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