Cavaliers Highlight VaSID All-State Tennis Team
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Virginia Cavaliers highlighted the 2010 all-state men’s tennis team selected by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID), announced Thursday by the organization. Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) was named state player of the year, Jarmere Jenkins (College Park, Ga.) was named state rookie of the year and Brian Boland was named state coach of the year as the Cavaliers had six players honored.
Shabaz was an All-American in both singles and doubles this season. He won his second consecutive NCAA Doubles Championship, teaming with Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.) to win the title. He also reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Singles Championship.
Jenkins had a standout rookie season for Virginia. He won the ITA Atlantic Region singles title and reached the second round of the NCAA Singles Championship.
Boland was named state coach of the year for the fifth consecutive year. This season he led the Cavaliers to a 39-2 record, their third consecutive ITA National Team Indoor Championship and their fourth consecutive undefeated campaign in the ACC.
Joining Shabaz and Jenkins on the singles first team are teammates Courtney and Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India), along with Thibault Charron of VCU and Yoann Re of Virginia Tech. The first-team doubles selections were the Cavalier teams of Courtney/Shabaz and Singh/Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.), along with the team of Sebastien Vidal and Keziel Juneau of William & Mary. Barrick and fellow senior Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) were named to the second-team in singles.
Since VaSID begin honoring a men’s tennis team in 2006, Virginia has had the state player and coach of the year every season.