All Virginia Singles Semifinals at ITA Atlantic Regional
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Virginia men’s tennis team continued its domination of the 2010 ITA Atlantic Regional at the Snyder Tennis Center on Friday, with the Cavaliers having all four singles semifinalists and two UVa teams reaching the doubles quarterfinals.
Top-seeded Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) advanced to the semifinals with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Will Beck of Virginia Tech in the round of 16 and a 6-2, 6-1 win over Penn State’s Eddie Bouchier in the quarterfinals. He will play teammate Julen Uriguen (Guatemala City, Guatemala) in the semifinals. Uriguen advanced with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Ivan Salec of Radford and a 6-3, 6-4 win over Corrado Tocci of Virginia Tech.
Second-seeded Jarmere Jenkins (College Park, Ga.) reached the semifinals with a 6-2, 6-2 win over VCU’s Tim Johannsen and a 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 victory over Maros Horny of Maryland. Jenkins meets Cavalier first-year Justin Shane (Falls Church, Va.) in the other semifinal. Shane topped a pair of Maryland players on Friday, downing John Collins 6-4, 7-5 and Sergio Wyss 6-1, 6-4.
In doubles, top-seeded Alex Domijan (Welsey Chapel, Fla.) and Jenkins advanced to the quarterfinals with an 8-3 win over Wyss and Graham Knowlton of Maryland. Third-seeded Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) and Steven Eelkman Rooda (Amersfoort, The Netherlands) downed the Longwood team of Marc Ferrigno and Jimmy Davis.
The singles and doubles champions of the regional advance to the ITA National Indoor Championships next month in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. Three Cavalier singles players (Domijan, Singh and Drew Courtney) and one doubles team (Courtney/Shabaz) already qualified for National Indoors with their performance at the ITA All-American Championships and are not competing in the regional.
Action continues Saturday at the Snyder Tennis Center with the singles semifinals, followed by the quarterfinals and semifinals of doubles. Play begins at 10:30 a.m. and admission is free.