Men's Tennis Blanks Maryland 7-0
April 7, 1999
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. –Despite a shuffled line-up, the University of Virginiamen’s tennis team defeated Maryland 7-0 this afternoon at the SheridanSnyder Tennis Center. With the win the Cavaliers improve to 10-5 overalland 3-2 in the ACC, while Maryland drops to 4-9 overall and 0-8 in the ACC.The win was Virginia’s 13th in a row over Maryland dating back to 1989.
The Virginia coaching staff gave several inexperienced doubles teams theopportunity to compete today and the move paid off as the Cavaliers won thedoubles point to gain an early 1-0 lead. Tommy Croker and Brian Hunter,UVa’s usual #2 team, moved up to #1 and downed T.J. Klier and Larry Chou8-2. Robert Abendroth and Chris Chatham moved up to #2 and posted an 8-2win over Kyle Cerminara and James Legat. Maryland gained its only victoryat #3 as Luan Nguyen and Dan Kenshalo outlasted Nick Acquavella and JasonRomesburg 9-8 (5) in the first match the UVa tandem has played together.
The Cavaliers made quick work of the Terrapins in singles, winning all sixmatches in straight sets. Virginia’s #1 player, Brian Vahaly, defeated T.J.Klier 6-1, 6-2 to remain undefeated in four conference matches this spring.
A bright spot for the Cavaliers saw #3 John Winterend a six-match losingstreak with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Cerminara. Tommy Croker and Brian Huntermoved up one spot in the line-up and posted wins at #4 and #5,respectively. Jeff Dawkins, playing his first match since the fall season,bested Legat 6-2, 6-3 at #6. Huntley Montgomery also won at #2 for UVa.
The Cavaliers return to action Friday at home against Virginia Commonwealthat 2:30 p.m.
Virginia 7, Maryland 0
1-Brian Vahaly (V) def. T.J. Klier 6-1, 6-22-Huntley Montgomery (V) def. Larry Chou 6-0, 6-23-John Winter (V) def. Kyle Cerminara 6-3, 6-14-Tommy Croker (V) def. Luan Nguyen 6-2, 6-15-Brian Hunter (V) def. Dan Kenshalo 6-1, 6-26-Jeff Dawkins (V) def. James Legat 6-2, 6-3
1-Croker/Hunter (V) def. Klier/Chou 8-22-Robert Abendroth/Chris Chatham (V) def. Cerminara/Legat 8-23-Nguyen/Kenshalo (M) def. Nick Acquavella/Jason Romesburg 9-8 (5)