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April 2, 1999

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – A little bit of history was made today as the University ofVirginia men’s tennis teamdefeated North Carolina 5-2 this afternoon at theCone-Kenfield Tennis Center in Chapel Hill. The win was Virginia’s first inChapel Hill since March 1981. It is also the Cavaliers’ third straight overthe Tar Heels and marks UVa’s longest winning streak in the long history ofthe series.

Virginia improves to 9-5 overall this season and 2-2 in the ACC, whileNorth Carolina falls to 9-9 overall and 1-2 in the ACC.

The Cavaliers got off to a great start in the match when they won thedoubles point to a 1-0 lead. Virginia won a close match at #1, while theTar Heels gained a close win at #3. The point was decided when UVa’s TommyCroker and Brian Hunter, a Chapel Hill native, defeated Remi Adamek andAssaf Drori 8-6 in a tiebreaker to claim the #2 match.

Virginia went on to clinch the match by winning four singles matches. TheCavaliers won behind Brian Vahaly at #1, Hyon Yoo at #4, Croker at #5 andHunter at #6. Vahaly’s 6-3, 7-5 win over Michael Grass was the clinchingpoint.

The Cavaliers return to action Wednesday at 3 p.m. against Maryland at theSheridan Snyder Tennis Center.

Virginia 5, North Carolina 2


1-No. 18 Brian Vahaly (V) def. Michael Grass                  6-3, 7-52-Assaf Drori (NC) def. Huntley Montgomery                    6-3, 6-33-David Cheatwood (NC) def. John Winter                       6-2, 6-24-Hyon Yoo (V) def. Aron Breziner                             6-2, 6-25-Tommy Croker (V) def. Bjorn Rencken                    6-1, 1-6, 6-26-Brian Hunter (V) def. Ben Elix                              6-2, 6-2


1-Montgomery/Vahaly (V) def. Elix/Grass                       9-72-Croker/Hunter (V) def. Remi Adamek/Drori                    9-8 (8-6)3-Cheatwood/Rencken (NC) def. Robert Abendroth/Chris Chatham  8-6
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