Men's Tennis Advances Seven at ITA Regional
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia men’s tennis team had an impressive day of play Friday as action continued at the ITA Atlantic Regional. The Cavaliers had seven players advance to the round of 16 in singles and had three doubles teams advance to the quarterfinals.
In singles, top-seeded Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) advanced with a pair of straight set wins over Anderson Walls of Navy and Jon Pine of Virginia Tech. No. 2 seed Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) also had a pair of straight set wins, defeating Chris Brown of Howard and Ryan Gromley of Penn State. Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.), seeded fourth, had a 6-2, 6-3 win over Jeff Kessler of Saint Joseph’s and a 6-2, 6-4 win over Warren Hardie of Penn State. Fifth-seeded Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) topped Mikey Clarke of Georgetown 6-1, 6-1 and Jason Lee of Penn State 7-5, 6-2. Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.), the No. 8 seed, defeated Guillaume St. Maurice of Penn State and Filip Rams of Temple by identical 6-3, 6-2 scores. No. 16 seed Jarmere Jenkins (College Park, Ga,) topped Bryan Weinetz of Penn State 6-1, 6-1 before upsetting No. 6 seed Keziel Juneau of William & Mary 6-2, 6-2. Unseeded Milo Johnson (Tulsa, Okla.) posted a pair of upsets, defeating No. 10 seed Tobias Fanselow of Old Dominion 7-6, 6-2 and No. 19 seed Krisztian Kroscko of VCU 0-6, 6-3, 6-4.
In doubles, the top three seeds, all from Virginia, advanced the quarterfinals. Top-seeded Barrick and Singh topped Yakov Diskin and Kris Muzalewski of Old Dominion 8-5. No. 2 seed Jenkins and Shabaz scored an 8-6 win over Thibaut Charron and Kroscko of VCU. Third-seeded Courtney and Singer defeated Will Beck and Patrick Daciek of Virginia Tech 8-6.
The tournament continues Saturday with the round of 16 and quarterfinals of singles and the quarterfinals of doubles.