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March 5, 2002

Charlottesville, Va. – The UVa men’s tennis team stands at 6-2 on the season, and is now looking an eight-game home stand in the eye. The Cavaliers play their first matches of the season at the Sheridan Snyder Tennis Center, tomorrow, starting at 1 p.m. The Cavaliers host Radford at 1 p.m., then will take on Liberty at 5:30 p.m.

This marks UVa’s first ever meeting with Radford, while it is their third meeting with Liberty. The Cavaliers lead that all-time series 2-0, including a 5-2 over the Flames on April 12 of last season, in Lynchburg. This season, UVa is 1-1 against teams from the state of Virginia.

Michael Duquette looks to add to his ten-victory total, as he is coming off back-to-back wins at No. 1 singles. Stephen Nolen leads the team with 11 victories, followed by Jason Romesburg with ten victories and Jay Curtis with nine. Jonathan Chou stands at 6-2, while Dan Lempa, has won two of his last three matches in singles. Nolen, Curtis and Lempa are all newcomers to the starting lineup this season.

In doubles, Chou and Romesburg have won three matches in doubles this spring at No. 2 doubles, along with one match at No. 1 doubles, leaving them unbeaten this season. Duquette and Nolen are 6-5 in doubles this season, followed by Greg Alpert and Tim Snead at 4-1. Curtis and Dillon Walker are 2-0 at No. 3 doubles this spring.

Following tomorrow’s doubleheader, the Cavaliers await Florida State on March 9 and Georgetown on Feb. 16. All remaining home matches will be played at the Sheridan Snyder Tennis Center, on the campus of the University of Virginia.


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