No. 1 Virginia Defeats VCU and Richmond
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The top-ranked Virginia men’s tennis team extended its home winning streak to 66 consecutive matches as it swept a doubleheader Wednesday at the Snyder Tennis Center. The Cavaliers (22-1, 3-0 ACC) topped VCU 6-1 in the first match before downing Richmond 7-1 in the nightcap.
Virginia opened the day by defeating the Rams (9-9). The Cavaliers opened the match by sweeping the three doubles contests for a 1-0 lead. Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) and Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) downed Filip Svensson and Max Wennakoski 8-2 at the No. 3 position. Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.) and Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) secured the opening point for Virginia with their 8-5 win at No. 1 over Thibaut Charron and Tim Johannsen. Jarmere Jenkins (College Park, Ga.) and Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) added a tiebreaker win at No. 2 over Oscar Perman and Camill Salomon.
In singles, the Cavaliers quickly sealed the victory, winning five matches in straight sets, all dropping just five games or less. Courtney topped Wennakoski 6-3, 6-2 at No. 3 singles and Barrick downed Perman 6-2, 6-1 at No. 6 singles to make the score 3-0. Jenkins clinched the win with his 6-1, 6-3 win over Salomon at No. 4 before Singer topped Svensson 6-4, 6-0 at No. 5 and Shabaz won 6-3, 6-2 over Johannsen at No. 2. Charron ended the match by upsetting Singh at No. 1 7-6, 6-4, handing Singh just his third loss of the season.
In the second match of the doubleheader, Virginia topped Richmond (7-10) 7-1 in a match using an alternative scoring system. The teams played an extra singles match for a total of eight points.
The Cavaliers used a completely different lineup against the Spiders. In doubles, the Cavaliers swept all three matches with Philippe Oudshoorn (Apeldoorn, The Netherlands) and Steven Eelkman Rooda (Amersfoort, The Netherlands) winning at No. 1, the team of Dino Dell’Orto (Hong Kong, China) and Milo Johnson (Tulsa, Okla.) winning at No. 2, and Santiago Villegas (Bogota, Colombia) and Julen Uriguen (Guatemala City, Guatemala) winning at No. 3.
In singles, Virginia won six of the seven matches against Richmond. The Cavaliers recorded straight set wins at the bottom five positions from Villegas, Johnson, Uriguen, Dell’Orto and Brian Fang (Hacienda Heights, Calif.). Rooda added a three-set win at No. 2.
The Cavaliers continue their homestand on Friday when they host Miami. The match time is now 4 p.m.
No. 1 Virginia 6, No. 73 VCU 1
1. #17 ShabazCourtney (UVa) def. Charron/Johannsen (VCU) 8-5
2. #41 Jenkins/Singer (UVa) def. Perman/Salomon (VCU) 8-7 (3)
3. #19 Barrick/Singh (UVa) def. Svensson/Wennakoski (VCU) 8-2
1. #55 Thibaut Charron (VCU) def. #3 Sanam Singh (UVa) 7-6(6), 6-4
2. #4 Michael Shabaz (UVa) def. Tim Johannsen (VCU) 6-3, 6-2
3. #53 Drew Courtney (UVa) def. Max Wennakoski (VCU) 6-3, 6-2
4. #33 Jarmere Jenkins (UVa) def. Camill Salomon (VCU) 6-1, 6-3
5. #68 Lee Singer (UVa) def. Filip Svensson (VCU) 6-4, 6-0
6. #87 Houston Barrick (UVa) def. Oscar Perman (VCU) 6-2, 6-1
Order of Finish:
No. 1 Virginia 7, Richmond 1
1. Oudshoorn/Rooda (UVa) def. Fauchet/Feder (Rich) 8-2
3. Johnson/Dell’Orto (UVa) def. Arana/Nelson (Rich) 8-3
4. Uriguen/Villegas (UVa) def. Minter/Schrode (Rich) 8-4
1. Sebastien Fauchet (Rich) def. #102 Philippe Oudshoorn (UVa) 6-2, 7-6(3)
2. #113 Steven Eelkman Rooda (UVa) def. Jesse Feder (Rich) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
3. Santiago Villegas (UVa) def. William Minter (Rich) 6-1, 6-3
4. Milo Johnson (UVa) def. A.J. Nelson (Rich) 6-3, 6-2
5. Julen Uriguen (UVa) def. Dylan Schrode (Rich) 6-1, 7-5
6. Dino Dell’Orto (UVa) def. Rafael Arana (Rich) 6-2, 6-1
7. Brian Fang (UVa) def. Justin Baker (Rich) 6-1, 6-0
Order of Finish: