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March 6, 2002

Charlottesville, Va. – The UVa men’s tennis team, following a convincing 6-0 win over Radford, dropped Liberty, 5-1, at the Sheridan Snyder Tennis Center on Wednesday evening. The Cavaliers also improve to 3-0 all-time against the Flames.

Michael Duquette won his fourth match in a row at No. 1 singles, improving to 12-8 on the season, with a 6-1 victory over Bruno Coeho. Coeho retired after the first set. Stephen Nolen added his 13th victory of the season, defeating Ricardo Shinozaki, 2-6, 6-0, 6-1. Jason Romesburg picked up his 12th win of the season, defeating Andrei Cotuna, 6-3, 7-6 (8).

Jay Curtis improved to 11-2 on the season, defeating Kennan Bell, 6-1, 7-5. Gregory Alpert closed the victory, with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Joel Moilin and No. 6 singles. There were no doubles matches played against Radford and Liberty.

“It was good for us to get more match experience in match play,” head coach Brian Boland said after the match. “It will help us, as we start conference play this weekend. Overall, I was very pleased with our team’s effort today.”

The Cavaliers, now 3-0 at home this season, will battle Florida State on Saturday, March 9, at 1 p.m., at the Snyder Center.

Virginia 5 Liberty 1Singles:

1. Michael Duquette (UVa) def. Bruno Coeho (LU), 6-12. Stephen Nolen (UVa) def. Ricardo Shinozaki (LU), 2-6, 6-0, 6-13. Jason Romesburg (UVa) def. Andrei Cotuna (LU), 6-3, 7-6 (8)4. Louise Reno (LU) def. Jonathan Chou (UVa), 6-2, 7-55. Jay Curtis (UVa) def. Kennan Bell (LU), 6-1, 7-56. Gregory Alpert (UVa) def. Joel Moilin (LU), 6-1, 6-2


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