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March 26, 2006

CHARLOTTESVILLE – The No. 11 ranked Virginia men’s tennis team remained undefeated in ACC play as it downed No. 29 NC State 6-1 Sunday afternoon at the Snyder Tennis Center. The Cavaliers improve to 13-5, 4-0 in the ACC with the win, while the Wolfpack fall to 16-5, 0-4 in the conference.

The Cavaliers opened the match by taking the doubles point for a 1-0 lead. The No. 55 ranked team of Nick Meythaler (Owensboro, Ky.) and Rylan Rizza (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.) got the Cavaliers started with an 8-2 win over Will Shaw and Val Banada at No. 1 doubles. The No. 18 ranked duo of Treat Huey (Alexandria, Va.) and Somdev Devvarman (Chennai, India) clinched the opening point for the Cavaliers with their 8-6 win over Ben Zink and William Noblitt at the No. 2 position. The Cavalier team of Stephen Rozek (Chardon, Ohio) and Marko Miklo (Bratislava, Slovakia) completed the doubles sweep with their 9-7 win over Chris Welte and Jay Weinacker at No. 3 doubles.

In singles, the Cavaliers extended their lead to 2-0 as Meythaler defeated Zink 6-4, 6-1 at No. 6 singles. Rizza made the lead 3-0 with his 6-4, 6-3 win over Noblitt at No. 3 singles. Huey clinched the dual match for the Cavaliers as he completed a 7-5, 6-3 win over Shaw at the No. 4 position. After the Wolfpack picked up the win at No. 2 singles, the Cavaliers closed out the match with wins at No. 1, where Devvarman defeated Nick Cavaday, and at No. 5, where Miklo downed Weinacker.

The win extends the Cavaliers’ conference winning streak to 15 consecutive ACC regular season matches and 21 ACC matches overall. The win was also Virginia’s ninth consecutive ACC home win.

“Today was another good match for us,” said Virginia associate head coach Tony Bresky. “We are excited to be back competing. I think that our long break has paid off and we are getting better each match. We are looking forward to playing a good William & Mary team on Tuesday.”

The Cavaliers play their final non-conference match of the season on Tuesday, as they visit William & Mary.

No. 11 Virginia 6, No. 29 NC State 1

1) #55 Rizza/Meythaler (UVa) def. Shaw/Banada (NCSU) 8-2
2) #18 Huey/Devvarman (UVa) def. Zink/Noblitt (NCSU) 8-6
3. Miklo/Rozek (UVa) def. Welte/Weinacker (NCSU) 9-7

1. #9 Somdev Devvarman (UVa) def. #43 Nick Cavaday (NCSU) 6-2, 2-6, 6-1
2. Val Banada (NCSU) def. #77 Doug Stewart (UVa) 7-5, 7-5
3. #44 Rylan Rizza (UVa) def. William Noblitt (NCSU) 6-4, 6-3
4. #45 Treat Huey (UVa) def. Will Shaw (NCSU) 7-5, 6-3
5. Marko Miklo (UVa) def. Jay Weinacker (NCSU) 1-6, 7-5, 7-5
6. Nick Meythaler (UVa) def. Ben Zink (NCSU) 6-4, 6-1

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