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Dec. 16, 2002

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The Virginia men’s tennis team will begin their 2003 spring schedule by spending early January training and playing in Hawaii. The Cavaliers will spend 10 days on the island of Oahu training for the upcoming season. That season will open on January 10 as the Cavaliers visit the University of Hawaii for their only match of the trip.

The Cavaliers are excited about the trip for both the chance to visit Hawaii and to bond with teammates early in the season.

“The trip will definitely bring the whole team closer and let us work on our games at the same time,” states second-year Dillon Walker.

“People who hear about UVA men’s tennis travelling to Hawaii for ten days to train are going to begin to understand our determination for success at the peak national level. The trip is not only for the present year, but also for the future of the tennis program,” added second-year Mark Montandon.

“The trip to Hawaii will be very valuable for our team. It will give us a chance to come together without any distractions. We will all have the same focus and I think that is what makes a team, one common goal,” commented second-year Stephen Nolen.

Following the trip, the Cavaliers compete at ACC Coaches’ Indoor Championships January 17-20 before opening their home schedule January 25 as they host Richmond and George Washington at Boar’s Head Sports Club.

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