No. 1 Cavaliers Sweep Senior Day Doubleheader
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The top-ranked Virginia men’s tennis team concluded the home portion of its regular season schedule Sunday with a doubleheader sweep at the Snyder Tennis Center. The Cavaliers (30-1, 9-0 ACC) defeated No. 18 Wake Forest 6-1 and Hampton 8-0 to reach the 30-win plateau for the fourth consecutive season.
Virginia opened the day by defeating the Demon Deacons (11-8, 5-4 ACC). The Cavaliers opened the match by sweeping all three doubles matches to take a 1-0 lead. Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) and Jarmere Jenkins (College Park, Ga.) topped Danny Kreyman and Jonathan Wolff 8-5 at No. 3. In a battle of top-15 teams at No. 1, the 11th ranked Cavalier team of Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) and Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.) downed 14th ranked Iain Atkinson and Steven Forman 8-5 to clinch the opening point. Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) and Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) completed the sweep with an 8-6 win at No. 2 over Tripper Carleton and Jason Morgenstern.
In singles, the Cavaliers quickly doubled their lead as Singer cruised to a 6-2, 6-1 win over Morgenstern at No. 6. Singh’s 7-5, 6-3 win over Carleton at No. 2 and Barrick’s 7-6(4), 6-1 win over Kreyman at No. 5 clinched the win for Virginia. Courtney added a 7-6(1), 7-5 win over Wolff at No. 4 and Jenkins rallied for a three-set win over Atkinson at No. 3 to make the score 6-0 before Forman upset Shabaz in three sets at No. 1 for Wake’s lone point.
With the win, the Cavaliers tied the ACC record for consecutive wins against conference competition at 56 matches, tying the mark set by Duke from 1997-2002. The victory was also head coach Brian Boland’s 230th career win at Virginia, giving him sole possession of UVa’s career wins record.
In the second match of the doubleheader, Virginia topped Hampton (10-6) 8-0 in a match using an alternative scoring system.
The Cavaliers opened the match by winning all three doubles matches against the Pirates. In singles, Virginia won all seven matches by straight sets. Steven Eelkman Rooda (Amersfoort, The Netherlands), Philippe Oudshoorn (Apeldoorn, The Netherlands), Santiago Villegas (Bogota, Colombia), Julen Uriguen (Guatemala City, Guatemala), Milo Johnson (Tulsa, Okla.), Dino Dell’Orto (Hong Kong, China) and Brian Fang (Hacienda Heights, Calif.) all won against Hampton.
The three senior members of the team, Barrick, Singer and Johnson, were honored on Sunday during the final home regular season matches. During their careers at Virginia, the Cavaliers have posted a 124-7 record and won three ITA National Indoor Championships.
“I was pleased every player on the roster got some action again today,” said Boland. “This was a great day for Virginia Tennis, but more importantly for our seniors: Houston Barrick, Lee Singer and Milo Johnson. They received a warm reception from the home crowd when they were honored. I was also pleased to see all of them step up and play so well on senior day. Each one of them was deserving of having a great day and they have earned all of their success over the past four years. Houston and Lee are our captains this year and have done such a great job leading the team. I am so proud to have had the opportunity to coach such fine young men who have grown not only as players, but most importantly as people. They have touched a lot of people in their time at UVa in such a positive way. I know the most important part of their careers will take place as we look forward to our final weekend of regular season play next weekend with the post season following. I know they will all be ready to finish the job.”
The Cavaliers conclude the regular season next weekend as they visit Georgia Tech on Saturday and Clemson on Sunday.
No. 1 Virginia 6, No. 18 Wake Forest 1
1. #11 ShabazCourtney (UVa) def. #14 Atkinson/Forman (WF) 8-5
2. #21 Barrick/Singh (UVa) def. Carleton/Morgenstern (WF) 8-6
3. #58 Singer/Jenkins (UVa) def. Kreyman/Wolff (WF) 8-5
1. #56 Steven Forman (WF) def. #3 Michael Shabaz (UVa) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
2. #9 Sanam Singh (UVa) def. #42 Tripper Carleton (WF) 7-5, 6-3
3. #39 Jarmere Jenkins (UVa) def. #101 Iain Atkinson (WF) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
4. #53 Drew Courtney (UVa) def. Jonathan Wolff (WF) 7-6(1), 7-5
5. #95 Houston Barrick (UVa) def. Danny Kreyman (WF) 7-6(4), 6-1
6. #77 Lee Singer (UVa) def. Jason Morgenstern (WF) 6-2, 6-1
Order of Finish:
No. 1 Virginia 8, Hampton 0
1. Oudshoorn/Rooda (UVa) def. Mattos/Varga (HU) 8-4
2. Uriguen/Villegas (UVa) def. Fludd/Reda (HU) 8-1
3. Dell’Orto/Johnson (UVa) def. Alves/Green (HU) 8-3
1. #120 Steven Eelkman Rooda (UVa) def. Nelio Mattos (HU) 6-1, 6-2
2. Philippe Oudshoorn (UVa) def. Gellert Varga (HU) 7-6(6), 7-6(3)
3. Santiago Villegas (UVa) def. Edson Alves (HU) 6-1, 6-1
4. Julen Uriguen (UVa) def. Alvin Fludd (HU) 6-2, 6-2
5. Milo Johnson (UVa0 def. Marcelo Reda (HU) 6-2, 6-0
6. Dino Dell’Orto (UVa) def. Kenneth Green (HU) 6-2, 6-2
7. Brian Fang (UVa) def. Isaiah Stewart (HU) 6-0, 6-0
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