Men's Tennis Opens Outdoor Season With Doubleheader Sweep
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The top-ranked Virginia men’s tennis team opened the outdoor portion of its schedule with a doubleheader sweep Friday afternoon at the Snyder Tennis Center. The Cavaliers topped Old Dominion 8-0 and Georgetown 9-0, as both matches were played using alternative scoring that included extra singles matches.
Virginia (16-1, 2-0 ACC) opened the day with an 8-0 win over Old Dominion (10-4). The Cavaliers swept the doubles point with wins by Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) and Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.) at No. 1, Jarmere Jenkins (College Park, Ga.) and Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) at No. 2, and Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) and Santiago Villegas (Bogota, Colombia) at No. 3.
The first match included seven singles matches, all won by Virginia. Shabaz, Courtney, Barrick, Singer, Philippe Oudshoorn (Apeldoorn, The Netherlands) and Steven Eelkman Rooda (Amersfoort, The Natherlands) all won in straight sets, while Jenkins won in three sets at No. 2.
In the second match, the Cavaliers downed Georgetown (4-4) by a 9-0 score. The Cavaliers again swept the three doubles matches for a 1-0 lead as the teams of Oudshoorn/Rooda, Jenkins/Singer and Villegas/Dino Dell’Orto (Hong Kong, China) recorded wins.
Eight singles matches were played between the Hoyas and Cavaliers, all won by Virginia. Courtney, Oudshoorn and Rooda won their second match of the day in straight sets. Milo Johnson (Tulsa, Okla.), Villegas, Dell’Orto, and Brian Fang (Hacienda Heights, Calif.) also won in straight sets and Barrick won in three sets to complete the sweep.
The Cavaliers will host No. 4 Texas on Sunday at noon at the Snyder Tennis Center. Admission is free. Texas is the highest ranked opponent to visit Charlottesville for a non-tournament match during the Brian Boland era.
No. 1 Virginia 8, Old Dominion 0
1. #21 ShabazCourtney (UVa) def. Chomette/Fanselow (ODU) 8-1
2. Jenkins/Singer (UVa) def. Diskin/Musalewski (ODU) 8-5
3. Barrick/Villegas (UVa) def Fahoum/Ochagavia (ODU) 8-1
1. #2 Michael Shabaz (UVa) def. Tobias Fanselow (ODU) 6-1, 6-4
2. #27 Jarmere Jenkins (UVa) def. Benjamin Chomette (ODU) 6-2, 2-6, 6-0
3. #45 Drew Courtney (UVa) def. Yakov Diskin (ODU) 6-2, 6-4
4. #64 Houston Barrick (UVa) def. Krzysztof Muzalewski (ODU) 7-6(4), 6-1
5. #102 Lee Singer (UVa) def. Albert Ochagovia (ODU) 6-1, 6-1
6. #122 Philippe Oudshoorn (UVa) def. Fahoum Fahoum (ODU) 6-3, 6-3
7. #112 Steven Eelkman Rooda (UVa) def. Alfredo Rodriguez (ODU) 6-1, 6-1
Order of Finish:
No. 1 Virginia 9, Georgetown 0
1. Oudshoorn/Rooda (UVa) def. Bruhn/Miller (GU) 8-5
2. Jenkins/Singer (UVa) def. Tan/Lowell (GU) 8-1
3. Villegas/Dell’Orto (UVa) def. Caris/Tillem (GU) 8-5
1. #45 Drew Courtney (UVa) def. Anthony Tan (GU) 6-0, 6-1
2. #64 Houston Barrick (UVa) def. David Tillem (GU) 6-3, 5-7, 6-0
3. #122 Philippe Oudshoorn (UVa) def. Bryan Miller (GU) 6-0, 6-4
4. #112 Steven Eelkman Rooda (UVa) def. Will Lowell (GU) 6-0, 6-2
5. Milo Johnson (UVa) def. Andrew Bruhn (GU) 6-3, 6-2
6. Santiago Villegas (UVa) def. CharlieCaris (GU) 6-1, 6-1
7. Dino Dell’Orto (UVa) def. Tim Walsh (GU) 6-1, 6-2
8. Brian Fang (UVa) def. Rafael Notorio (GU) 6-2, 6-2
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