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October 10, 1998

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Virginia men’s tennis team claimed one doubles title this afternoon to highlight the second day of play at the annual Virginia Collegiate State Championships at the Sheridan G. Snyder Tennis Center on the grounds of the University of Virginia. The Cavaliers are among eight state schools participating in the three-day event.

In a match that Virginia couldn’t lose, Chris Chatham and Tommy Croker defeated their Cavalier teammates of Brian Hunter and Kent Koch 8-4 to win the B doubles championship.

Two Cavaliers, John Winter and Brian Vahaly, advanced to the semifinals of the A singles bracket this afternoon.

Vahaly, the second seed, downed Patrick Boza of Old Dominion 6-0, 6-1 in the second round. He then dispatched VCU’s Johan Barras 6-3, 6-1 and will meet William & Mary’s Trevor Spracklin in the semifinals tomorrow. Spracklin is the fourth seed.

Winter defeated James Madison’s Luis Rosado 6-2, 6-0 in the second round and posted a 6-2, 6-3 quarterfinal win over Brian Lubin of William & Mary. Winter faces top seed Daniel Andersson of VCU in the other semifinal match. Andersson is ranked third in the country in the preseason rankings.

The Cavaliers also have a chance to win the A doubles draw. Winter and Hyon Yoo face Lubin and Lee Harang from William & Mary in the championship match. They upset William & Mary’s second-seeded tandem of Spracklin and David Kenas 9-7 in the semifinals. Lubin and Harang upset Virginia’s top-seeded duo of Vahaly and Huntley Montgomery 8-6 in the other semifinal match to advance to the finals.

The final day of play is tomorrow. Play begins at 10 AM.

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