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CHARLOTTESVILLE — The Virginia men’s tennis team kicked off the 2009-10 season by hosting the eighth annual UVa Classic at the Snyder Tennis Center. Players from 17 players are competing in the event, which runs through Sunday.

The Cavaliers had four players advance in the two A singles flights. In Flight A1, top-seeded Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) cruised to a 6-4, 6-1 win over A. Vodislav of William & Mary. Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.) topped Rob Lowe of NC State 6-2, 6-3 in his opener. In the A2 Flight, No. 2 seed Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) topped J. Robinson of James Madison 6-2, 6-1 in the first round, while first-year Jarmere Jenkins (College Park, Ga.) won his collegiate debut 6-4, 6-4 over C. Gee of Davidson.

In Flight B, a pair of Cavaliers advanced on day one. Top-seeded Santiago Villegas rallied for a three-set win over Prandecki of NC State and Milo Johnson (Tulsa, Okla.) topped Orre of William & Mary in straight sets. Brian Fang (Hacienda Heights, Calif.) won his collegiate debut in Flight D.

In A1 Doubles, the top-seeded team of Singh and Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) won 8-1 over Lowe and Prandecki of NC State. Courtney and Singer won their debut in Flight A2, topping Vodislav and Orre of William & Mary 8-2. In Flight C, Fang and Dino Dell’Orto (Hong Kong, China) won their opener 8-2 over Braig and Pandit of William & Mary.

The tournament continues Saturday with play beginning at 9 a.m.

Complete brackets available by clicking on the link above.

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