Top-Ranked Cavaliers Blank Maryland
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The top-ranked Virginia men’s tennis team returned to action after a two-week break with a 7-0 win at No. 62 Maryland on Friday afternoon at the Tennis Center of College Park. The Cavaliers (18-1, 3-0 ACC) won their 50th consecutive match against an ACC opponent (regular season and postseason) and snapped the Terrapins’ (13-3, 1-1) nine-match win streak.
Virginia opened the match by sweeping all three doubles matches. Philippe Oudshoorn (Apeldoorn, The Netherlands) and Steven Eelkman Rooda (Amersfoort, The Netherlands) opened things for UVa with an 8-4 win at No. 3 over John Collins and Ian Mansfield. Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) and Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) sealed the opening point with an 8-5 win over Graham Knowlton and Sergio Wyss at No. 2 doubles. Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.) and Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) completed the sweep with an 8-2 win at No. 1 over Tommy Laine and Jesse Kiuru.
In singles, the Cavaliers wasted little time clinching the dual match. Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) made the score 2-0 with his 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 5 over Mansfield. Courtney’s 6-2, 6-1 win over Wyss at No. 3 extended the lead to 3-0. Shabaz downed Laine 6-3, 6-4 at the top position to clinch the victory for Virginia just before Singh completed a 6-4, 6-3 win over Kiuru at No. 2. Oudshoorn and Barrick completed the singles sweep with match tiebreaker wins at No. 6 and No. 4 respectively, both rallying from losing the first set.
The Cavaliers will host No. 8 Baylor along with Gardner-Webb in a doubleheader Sunday at the Snyder Tennis Center. Match time for the Baylor match is 1 p.m. with the Gardner-Webb match to follow at 5 p.m. Admission to all home Virginia tennis matches is free.
No. 1 Virginia 7, No. 62 Maryland 0
1. #17 ShabazCourtney (UVa) def. Laine/Kiuru (Md) 8-2
2. #19 Barrick/Singh (UVa) def. Knowlton/Wyss (Md) 8-5
3. Oudshoorn/Rooda (UVa) def. Collins/Mansfield (Md) 8-4
1. #4 Michael Shabaz (UVa) def. #124 Tommy Laine (Md) 6-3, 6-4
2. #3 Sanam Singh (UVa) def. Jesse Kiuru (Md) 6-4, 6-3
3. #53 Drew Courtney (UVa) def. Sergio Wyss (Md) 6-2, 6-1
4. #87 Houston Barrick (UVa) def. John Collins (Md) 1-6, 7-6(8), 10-3
5. #68 Lee Singer (UVa) def. Ian Mansfield (Md) 6-4, 6-2
6. #102 Philippe Oudshoorn (UVa) def. Graham Knowlton (Md) 6-7(1), 6-0, 10-2
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