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March 1, 2002

Charlottesville, Va. ? The UVa men’s tennis teams, coming off a pair of big wins over George Washington and Navy, compete in their final in-season tournament, as they travel to Norfolk, Va., to compete in the Fabulous Four Round Robin. Other schools competing include

“This is a great opportunity to just keep the momentum going,” head coach Brian Boland said. “We’ve competed very well in our last two matches, and would like to continue our roll this weekend. Obviously, with the young team we have, the more competition our kids can get at this point, the better, as we head down the stretch towards our ACC opener.”

The Cavaliers defeated George Washington on Feb. 9 in Washington, D.C., by a score of 6-1. They followed that up with a 5-2 victory over Navy, on Feb. 23 in their home opener in Charlottesville.

Statistically speaking, Stephen Nolen leads the Cavaliers with 10 victories on the season, followed by Jason Romesburg with nine victories. Nolen, as just a freshman, has competed extensively at No. 1 singles, while Romesburg picked up his first win at No.2 singles last weekend against Navy. Freshman Jay Curtis and Michael Duquette each have eight victories on the season.

In doubles, the Cavaliers have teamed up 13 different tandems, as Coach Boland is enjoying experimenting with his first Cavalier team, looking for who plays well together. Currently, Michael Duquette and Stephen Nolen have six victories as a team, followed by Gregory Alpert and Tim Snead, who have a 4-2 record. Jonathan Chou has a combined seven victories with three different partners, and has most recently teamed with Jason Romesburg to form a pretty solid No. 1 doubles team.

Following their weekend in Norfolk, the Cavaliers return home for the first of seven consecutive home matches, starting with a March 6 match with Radford at 1 p.m., at the Sheridan Snyder Tennis Center. UVa opens ACC play at home against Florida State on March 9, at 1 p.m.


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