CARY, N.C. – Four members of the Virginia men’s tennis team were named to the All-ACC Men’s Tennis Team conference officials announced Thursday in conjunction with the start of the ACC Tennis Tournament. The Cavaliers led all schools with four players on the 18-player squad as Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.), Jarmere Jenkins (College Park, Ga.), Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) and Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) were honored, as was Brian Boland as ACC Coach of the Year.
Boland was named ACC Coach of the Year for the third consecutive season and for the fourth time in his career. He led the Cavaliers to a 32-1 overall record, including an 11-0 mark in the ACC. It was the fourth consecutive year the Cavaliers had a perfect ACC regular season record and the 32 wins already has tied the school record for a season.
Courtney earned All-ACC honors for the first time in his career. Ranked No. 51 nationally in singles, he is 36-7 overall in singles this season, including a 23-3 dual match record. In doubles, he and Shabaz are ranked No. 11 nationally and have a 16-3 overall record.
Jenkins also earned All-ACC honors for the first time in his career. The nation’s No. 55 ranked player, he is 27-8 overall, including a 15-5 dual match record. In doubles, he and Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) are 12-1 in dual matches.
Shabaz earned his second All-ACC recognition after posting a 28-8 overall singles record, including a 16-5 dual match record. He is currently ranked No. 9 nationally in singles and No. 11 in doubles with Courtney.
Singh earned All-ACC honors for the third consecutive season. This year he is 33-5 in singles, including a 18-4 dual match record. He is currently ranked No. 15 in singles and No. 32 in doubles with Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.).
The top-seeded Cavaliers look for their fourth consecutive ACC Tournament title this week at the Cary Tennis Park. After a first round bye, Virginia will meet either Miami or NC State in the quarterfinals on Friday at 9 a.m.