Cavalier Men's Tennis Begins Play at ACC Indoor Championships
Jan. 17, 2003
WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The University of Virginia men’s tennis team opened play Friday at the ACC Indoor Championships. Seven of the conference’s teams are in attendance at the four-day event.
In play at in the 64-player singles draw, the Cavaliers had two players advance to Saturday’s round of 16. First year Doug Stewart (Malibu, Calif.), the tournament’s No. 3 seed, had a first round bye before rallying to defeat Duke’s Ryan Heinberg in three sets in the second round. Second-year Stephen Nolen (Aurora, Colo.) also advanced to the round of 16 with a pair of wins on Friday. Nolen defeated R.J. Murray of NC State in the first round before a second round upset of No. 6 seed Trent Brandon of Wake Forest in straight sets.
The tournament runs through Monday in Winston-Salem. The Cavaliers open their home season on January 25 as they host Richmond and George Washington at the Boar’s Head Sports Club.
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