Men's Tennis Dominates ITA Atlantic Regional
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia men’s tennis team continued its dominating performance Saturday at the ITA Atlantic Regional. The Cavaliers have all four singles semifinalists and three of the four doubles semifinalists at the tournament.
In singles, the Cavaliers produced all four semifinalists after having six of the eight quarterfinalists. Top-seeded Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) cruised to a 6-2, 6-1 win over Eddie Bouchier of Penn State before rallying for a 6-7, 6-4, 6-1 win over teammate Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.) in the quarterfinals. He will meet Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) in the semifinals. Singer, the No. 5 seed, topped Igor Ogrizek of Radford 2-6, 7-6, 6-4 and Thibaut Charron of VCU 6-2, 6-1 on Saturday.
No. 4 seed Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) advanced with a pair of straight set wins, defeating Jamie Whiteford of William & Mary 6-0, 6-2 and Corrado Tocci of Virginia Tech 7-6, 6-3. Barrick will play Jarmere Jenkins (College Park, Ga.) in the other semifinal. Jenkins, seeded No. 16, topped Luka Somen of Virginia Tech 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 before upsetting second-seeded teammate Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the quarterfinals.
In doubles, all four of the top seeds advanced to the semifinals, including the Virginia teams that are the top three seeds. Top-seeded Barrick and Singh topped Bouchier and Jason Lee of Penn State 8-4. They will play No. 4 seed Keziel Juneau and Sebastian Vidal of William & Mary in the semifinals. Second-seeded Shabaz and Jenkins topped Ryan Gormley and Warren Hardie of Penn State 8-3 and will play third-seeded Courtney and Singer in the other semifinal. Singer anc Courtney won 8-3 over Benjamin Chomette and Tobias Fanselow of Old Dominion.
The tournament concludes Sunday with the semifinals and finals of both singles and doubles.