Cavalier Doubles Team Advances at ITA All-American
TULSA, Okla. – The Virginia men’s tennis team had a doubles team reach the quarterfinals of doubles at the ITA All-American Championships as play continued Friday at the University of Tulsa. Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) and Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) won their round of 16 match at the tournament.
Barrick and Singh topped Cal’s Pedro Zerbini and Jonathan Dahan 8-4 to reach the quarterfinals. They will play No. 5 seed Bradley Klahn and Ryan Thatcher of Stanford on Saturday.
In singles, all three Cavaliers still remaining in the main draw fell on Friday. Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) topped Jay Goldman of Arizona 6-4, 6-4 in the round of 32, but lost to Eric Quigley of Kentucky 6-1, 6-3 later in the day in the round of 16. Shabaz had a 6-4, 6-2 win over Jeff Dadamo of Texas A&M in the round of 32 before falling to No. 2 seed John-Patrick Smith of Tennessee 6-2, 6-4 in the round of 16. Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.) suffered a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 loss to Alex Lacroix of Florida in the round of 32.
The tournament runs through Sunday at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.