Cavalier Men's Tennis Sweeps Doubleheader
CHARLOTTESVILLE The Virginia men’s tennis team opened a four-game homestand with a doubleheader sweep Saturday at the Boyd Tinsley Courts at the Boar’s Head Sports Club. The Cavaliers downed No. 39 Old Dominion 7-0 in the first match before topping Boston College 6-1 in the nightcap.
“It was a long day playing both of these matches,” said Virginia head coach Brian Boland. “ODU is a good program and we knew they were going to take a lot out of us. Today capped a long week, coming back Monday night into Tuesday morning from Seattle. Playing a doubleheader today may have been a bit of a risk considering our schedule over the past few week, but I thought the guys battled well through it. We now have a week to get ready for two more big matches next weekend.”
In the opener, the Cavaliers swept Old Dominion 7-0. In the doubles, Virginia took all three contests to take a 1-0 lead. Top-ranked Somdev Devvarman (Chennai, India) and Treat Huey (Alexandria, Va.) won at No. 1 doubles, No. 19 Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) and Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) won at No. 2 doubles and Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) and Ted Angelinos (Athens, Greece) won at No. 3 doubles.
In singles, Virginia won all six matches in straight sets. Devvarman won at No. 1, Singh won at No. 3, and Angelinos won at No. 6, as all remained undefeated in dual match singles play this season. Also winning for Virginia was Huey at No. 2, Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) at No. 4, and Shabaz at No. 5.
In the second match, the Cavaliers topped Boston College 6-1 in their ACC opener, extending their ACC winning streak to 18 matches. The win was also Boland’s 150th win at Virginia, as he improves his record to 150-40 as the head coach of the Cavaliers.
In doubles, the Cavaliers swept all three matches against the Eagles. Devvarman and Shabaz win at No. 1, Angelinos and Singer won at No. 2, and Huey and senior Andrew Downing (Virginia Beach, Va.), playing in the first dual match of his career, won at No. 3 doubles.
In singles, Virginia got straight set wins from Devvarman at No. 1 singles, Huey at No. 2 singles, Angelinos at No. 3 singles, and Shabaz at No. 5 singles. At No. 4 singles, Singer won in a third-set superbreaker.
The Cavaliers will return to action on Friday as they host No. 5 Texas. The match will either be played outdoors at the Snyder Tennis Center at 2 p.m. or indoors at the Boyd Tinsley Courts at 6 p.m. A determination will be made later in the week. Visit virginiasports.com for the latest information.
No. 1 Virginia 7, No. 39 Old Dominion 0
1. #1 Devvarman/Huey (UVa) def. Seleznev/Igarashi (ODU) 8-5
2. #19 Shabaz/Singh (UVa) def. #50 Souza/Fanselow (ODU) 8-3
3. Singer/Angelinos (UVa) def. Fawcett/Gehrke (ODU) 8-6
1. #1 Somdev Devvarman (UVa) def. Aleksandr Seleznev (ODU) 6-4, 6-1
2. #52 Treat Huey (UVa) def. Eidy Igarashi (ODU) 6-2, 6-1
3. Sanam Singh (UVa) def. Tobias Fanselow (ODU) 6-1, 6-1
4. Houston Barrick (UVa) def. Rodrigo Souza (ODU) 6-4, 6-2
5. Michael Shabaz (UVa) def. Yakov Diskin (ODU) 6-3, 6-2
6. #76 Ted Angelinos (UVa) def. Alex Funkhouser (ODU) 6-0, 6-0
Order of Finish: Doubles- 2,1,3 Singles- 3,6,2,4,1,5
Records: Virginia (12-0), Old Dominion (7-6)
No. 1 Virginia 6, Boston College 1
1. Devvarman/Shabaz (UVa) def. Kreutzer/Schrist (BC) 8-1
2. Singer/Angelinos (UVa) def. Garber/Rastorgouev (BC) 8-6
3. Huey/Downing (UVa) def. Nolan/Davison (BC) 8-2
1. #1 Somdev Devvarman (UVa) def. Thomas Nolan (BC) 6-3, 6-2
2. #52 Treat Huey (UVa) def. Alex Rastorgouev (BC) 6-1, 6-1
3. #76 Ted Angelinos (UVa) def. Erik Kreutzer (BC) 6-4, 6-0
4. Lee Singer (UVa) def. Jason Sechrist (BC) 6-3, 4-6, 10-6
5. Michael Shabaz (UVa) def. Brendon Wong (BC) 6-4, 7-5
6. Brian Locklear (BC) def. Andrew Downing (UVa) 6-2, 6-4
Order of Finish: Doubles- 1,3,2 Singles- 2,5,1,6,3,4
Records: Virginia (13-0, 1-0 ACC), Boston College (2-5, 0-3 ACC)