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Sept. 22, 2001

ANNAPOLIS, MD. – The University of Virginia Men’s Tennis team defeated Navy and St. John’s Saturday at the Navy Classic in Annapolis, Md. The Cavaliers upended Navy, 6-5, and beat St. John’s by a score of 4-1.

Virginia narrowly defeated the Midshipmen by winning three-of-eight singles matches and sweeping all three doubles matches. Then, against St. John’s, Virginia rolled to a 4-1 win courtesy of four singles wins. The two teams were supposed to play the doubles portion of the match on Sunday (September 23), but those matches were cancelled.

First year Stephen Nolen, who won his first collegiate match on Friday (September 21), won two more singles matches on Saturday. Nolen defeated Navy’s Todd Thruston, 7-6 (4), 6-0, in the day’s first match, and bested Fabia Charchi from St. John’s, 6-2, ret., in the second match.

UVa’s Jason Romesburg and Jay Curtis also won both of their singles matches on Saturday. Romesburg beat Navy’s Phil Voulgaris, 6-1, 7-5, before defeating St. John’s’ Jake Maxwell, 6-4, 7-5. Meanwhile, Curtic outlasted the Midshipmen’s Jim Shaughnessy, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, and then beat Todd Goldberg from St. John’s, 6-4, 6-0. Both players won their lone matches on Friday and are now 3-0 on the young season.

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