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CHARLOTTESVILLE The No. 1 Virginia men’s tennis team remained undefeated on the season with a 6-1 victory over No. 31 Virginia Tech Friday night at the Boyd Tinsley Courts at the Boar’s Head Sports Club. The Cavaliers improve to 15-0 overall and 3-0 in the ACC with the victory, while the Hokies fall to 6-2 (1-1 ACC).

“Our team has a well deserved rest in front of them, so it was good to close out this part of the schedule with a win,” said Virginia head coach Brian Boland. “This break comes at an important point at the season. I am pleased with what we have accomplished thus far this season. Tonight was another great win for our team over an excellent Virginia Tech team that we have a lot of respect for.”

Virginia opened the match by sweeping the doubles point. Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) and Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) topped Luka Somen and Nicolas Delgado de Robles 8-2 at the No. 1 position. Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) and Drew Courtney defeated Brandon Corace and Pedro Graber 8-4 at No. 3 doubles to clinch the opening point. Dominic Inglot (London, England) and Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) completed the sweep with a tiebreaker win at No. 2 over Sebastien Jacques and Yoann Re.

In singles, the Cavaliers took a 2-0 lead when Shabaz won at No. 3 singles when Graber suffered an injury and had to retire. Shabaz was leading 6-0, 2-1 when the injury occurred. The Hokies captured their only point of the night at No. 1 singles where Re defeated Inglot. Barrick made the score 3-1 with his straight set win over Somen at No. 4 singles before Steven Eelkman Rooda (Amersfoort, The Netherlands) clinched the match with a straight set win over Jacques at No. 5 singles. Singh added a win over Delgado de Robles at No. 2 and Courtney topped Corace at No. 6 singles to make the final score 6-1.

With the victory, the Cavaliers extended their school record home win streak to 40 matches. The win over was also Virginia’s 34th consecutive win over an ACC opponent (regular season and tournament), also extending a school record.

The Cavaliers return to action on March 10 as they open the outdoor season by hosting Old Dominion. Match time at the Snyder Tennis Center is 2 p.m.

No. 1 Virginia 6, No. 31 Virginia Tech 1

1. #2 Singh/Barrick (UVa) def. #44 Delgado de Robles/Somen (VT) 8-2
2. #10 Inglot/Shabaz (UVa) def. Jacques/Re (VT) 9-8(5)
3. Singer/Courtney (UVa) def. Graber/Corace (VT) 8-4

1. #86 Yoann Re (VT) def. #6 Dominic Inglot (UVa) 7-5, 6-1
2. #17 Sanam Singh (UVa) def. #92 Nicolas Delgado de Robles (VT) 6-7(1), 7-6(4), 10-6
3. #12 Michael Shabaz (UVa) def. Pedro Graber (VT) 6-0, 2-1 ret.
4. #81 Houston Barrick (UVa) def. Luka Somen (VT) 6-2, 7-6(4)
5. Steven Eelkman Rooda (UVa) def. Sebastien Jacques (VT) 7-6(8), 7-5
6. Drew Courtney (UVa) def. Brandon Corace (VT) 6-1, 6-7(5), 7-6(3)

Order of Finish
Doubles: 1,3,2
Singles: 3,1,4,5,2,6
Attendance: 453

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