Cavaliers Have Strong Day Two at UVa Classic
CHARLOTTESVILLE — The Virginia men’s tennis team dominated play during day two of the UVa Classic at the Snyder Tennis Center. The Cavaliers had players advance to both singles A Flights and both doubles B flights as five singles players and three doubles teams will compete for flight titles on Sunday.
In the A1 singles flight, a pair of Cavaliers advanced to the final where they will meet each other. Top-seeded Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) won a pair of straight set wins to advance to the final. He will meet teammate Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.) in the final, who topped Charles Bottoni of East Tennessee State in the quarterfinals before upsetting No. 59 ranked Christopher Aumueller of Nebraska 2-6, 7-5, 6-2 in the semifinals.
The A2 singles flight final will also be a battle between Cavalier teammates. No. 2 seed Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) won a pair of matches in straight sets to advance to the final, where he will play first-year Jarmere Jenkins (College Park, Md.). Jenkins won his quarterfinal in straight sets before scoring a 3-6, 6-0, 6-0 upset of No. 48 ranked Lucas Jovita of South Florida in the semifinals.
In the B flight, Santiago Villegas (Bogota, Colombia) advanced to the final where we will play Jason Morgenstern of Wake Forest.
Virginia also have doubles teams competing in the A1, A2 and C doubles flights. Top-seeded Singh and Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) reached the A1 final, where they play Hannah and Atalay of George Washington. Courtney and Singer reached the A2 final by upsetting No. 37 ranked Jovita and Estrada of South Florida in the semifinals and will meet Atkinson and Forman of Wake Forest in the final. First-years Brian Fang (Hacienda Heights, Calif.) and Dino Dell’Orto (Hong Kong, China) reached the C doubles final.
The tournament concludes Sunday at the Snyder Tennis Center with play scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.
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