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March 28, 1999

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Virginia men’s tennis team bouncedback from a tough loss to Clemson yesterday by defeating Furman 7-0 thisafternoon at the Sheridan Snyder Tennis Center. The win improves theCavaliers’ record to 8-5 this season, while the Palladins fall to 10-12overall. The visitors from Greenville, S.C., had a busy day as theydefeated VMI in Lexington in the morning before travelling toCharlottesville to face the Cavaliers. The win is Virginia’s seventh in arow over Furman dating back to 1993.

Virginia head coach Dick Stockton shuffled his line-up for today’s match,giving top player Brian Vahaly a rest. Vahaly has battled illness lately.John Winter, who has also been ill this week, sat out as well.

The Cavaliers jumped to the early lead by capturing the doubles point forthe fifth match in a row. Furman gained its lone win of the afternoon at#1, while the Cavaliers won at #2 and #3.

With the revamped line-up Virginia swept the singles matches, includingwinning four matches in straight sets. Hyon Yoo, Tommy Croker and BrianHunter all moved up two spots in the line-up and won in straight sets.Huntley Montgomery, playing at #1 in Vahaly’s place, downed Lee Nickell6-7, 6-3, 6-0. Freshman Jason Romesburg won his first dual match of thespring with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 win over James Moeckel at #6.

Virginia 7, Furman 0

1-Huntley Montgomery (V) def. Lee Nickell 6-7, 6-3, 6-0
2-Hyon Yoo (V) def. Drew Parker 6-4, 6-1
3-Tommy Croker (V) def. Brian Gill 6-2, 6-4
4-Brian Hunter (V) def. Patrick Gaughan 6-1, 6-4
5-Kent Koch (V) def. Jete O’Keeffe 6-2, 6-4
6-Jason Romesburg (V) def. James Moeckel 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

1-Gill/Nickell (F) def. Croker/Montgomery 8-6
2-Hunter/Yoo (V) def. Parker/Jon Navarro 8-5
3-Robert Abendroth/Chris Chatham (V) def. Gaughan/Seth Hauser 8-5

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