Standing on the brink of a tie, Brandon Corace pulled out the clinching point by taking his match 6-1, 6-7 (3), 6-1 to give No. 32 Virginia Tech a 4-2 win at No. 44 Penn State.
Tech (2-1) got off to a slow start when it lost two of the three doubles matches.
However, Tech would bounce back in singles play to regain the lead. Yoann Re won his match 6-1, 7-6, taking down Adam Slagter and giving the Hokies their first point of the day. It capped off a stellar week for the junior from Quebec, who was named ACC Men's Tennis Player of the Week.
The second point would be added by Luka Somen when he cruised to victory 6-1, 6-1 over Jason Lee. The third would be added by Pedro Graber as he defeated Eddie Bourchier 6-2, 6-2.
The Nittany Lions would bounce and cut their deficit to 3-2 after Nicolas Delgado de Robles dropped a match, 6-2, 6-4, against Brendan Lynch.
The Hokies will next take on the College of Charleston and St. Bonaventure at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center on Friday.
Their match with Charleston starts at 3 p.m.
-- Garrett Busic