Men's Tennis Falls in NCAA Region II Finals
May 17, 1998
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RICHMOND, Va. — The third-seeded University of Virginia men’s tennis team lost to top-seeded South Carolina 4-2 at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Thalhimer Tennis Center on Sunday (May 17) in the championship match of the NCAA Region II Tournament.
Virginia finishes the 1998 season with an overall record of 18-8. South Carolina is now 21-7.
South Carolina’s Olof Akesson defeated UVa’s Bear Schofield 6-7, 6-3, 6-0 in the deciding match in the #4 singles competition.
Brian Vahaly (#1) and John Winter (#5) won singles matches for Virginia. South Carolina won the doubles point and three singles matches to defeat the Cavaliers.
South Carolina 4, Virginia 2
SinglesBrian Vahaly (V) def. Vladimir Pavicevic 7-5, 4-6, 7-6Jerome Jourdon (SC) def. Huntley Montgomery 4-6, 6-4, 6-1Guillaume Legat (SC) def. Hyon Yoo 6-3, 6-2Olof Akesson (SC) def. Bear Schofield 6-7, 6-3, 6-0John Winter (V) def. Remy Nagel 6-2, 6-2
DoublesJerome Jourdon & Vladimir Pavicevic (SC) def. Huntley Montgomery & Brian Vahaly 8-3Olof Akesson & Guillaume Legat (SC) def. Bear Schofield & Hyon Yoo 8-3Tommy Croker & John Winter (V) def. Miller Brice & Tomasz Wawrzyniak 8-0