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Feb. 5, 2006

CHARLOTTESVILLE – The No. 7 Virginia men’s tennis team won its second match in as many days, topping No. 52 Michigan 6-1 Sunday afternoon at the Indoor Tennis Stadium at the Boar’s Head Sports Club. After dropping the doubles point, the Cavaliers rallied in singles to sweep all six matches to record their sixth win of the season.

The Wolverines (4-1) jumped out to an early lead when they took the doubles point. The Cavalier duo of Darrin Cohen (Lafayette, Calif.) and Doug Stewart (Malibu, Calif.) won at No. 3 doubles before Michigan got the win at No. 2 doubles. With the opening point on the line, the Michigan team of Matko Maravic and Brian Hung fought off two match points against before winning 9-8 at No. 1 over Somdev Devvarman (Chennai, India) and Treat Huey (Alexandria, Va.) to clinch the doubles point.

In singles, the Cavaliers (6-2) rallied to capture all six matches. Jarrett Chirico (Sarasota, Fla.) tied the dual match at 1-1 as he finished a 6-2, 6-3 win over Scott Bruckmann at No. 6 singles. Huey gave the Cavaliers the lead with his 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 4 singles over Steve Peretz. Stewart made the score 3-1 when he defeated No. 58 ranked Maravic in three sets at No. 1 singles. Marko Miklo (Bratislava, Slovakia) clinched the dual match win for the Cavaliers as he rallied to defeat Andrew Mazlin 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 at the No. 5 position. Rylan Rizza (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.) and Devvarman closed out the sweep of the singles matches as they won in three sets at No. 3 and No. 2 respectively.

“Michigan is a great team and came into this match really well prepared,” said Virginia head coach Brian Boland. “Bruce Berque and Michael Kosta have done a tremendous job of building a program that is really on the rise. Michigan was fired up to start this match and used that energy to win the doubles point. I was pleased that we were able to raise our level in singles after dropping the doubles point.”

The Cavaliers have now won a school record 19 consecutive home matches, dating back to April of 2004. Virginia will next put that streak on the line on Friday, February 10 as the Cavaliers host No. 25 Texas A&M. Match time is 5:00 p.m. and admission is free.

No. 7 Virginia 6, No. 52 Michigan 1

1) Maravic/Hung (Mich) def. #35 Devvarman/Huey (UVa) 9-8 (6)
2) Mazlin/Heller (Mich) def. Rizza/Meythaler (UVa) 8-6
3) #25 Cohen/Stewart (UVa) def. Peretz/Bruckmann (Mich) 8-5

1) Doug Stewart (UVa) def. #58 Matko Maravic (Mich) 6-3, 5-7, 6-1
2) #10 Somdev Devvarman (UVa) def. Brian Hung (Mich) 6-7, 6-1, 6-2
3) #53 Rylan Rizza (UVa) def. #62 Ryan Heller (Mich) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6
4) #6 Treat Huey (UVa) def. Steve Peretz (Mich) 6-3, 6-3
5) #46 Marko Miklo (UVa) def. Andrew Mazlin (Mich) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
6) Jarrett Chirico (UVa) def. Scott Bruckmann (Mich) 6-2, 6-3

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