All Cavalier Singles and Doubles Finals at ITA Atlantic Regional
CHARLOTTESVILLE – For the second consecutive year, both the singles and doubles finals of the ITA Atlantic Regional will be all Virginia matchups. The Cavaliers had all four players in Saturday’s singles semifinals and had two doubles teams win a pair of matches Saturday to reach the final as play continued at the Snyder Tennis Center.
In singles, top-seeded Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) reached the final with a 6-1, 6-4 win over teammate Julen Uriguen (Guatemala City, Guatemala). Second-seeded Jarmere Jenkins (College Park, Ga.) won the other all-Virginia semifinal, topping Justin Shane (Falls Church, Va.) 6-4, 7-5.
In doubles, top-seeded Alex Domijan (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) and Jenkins reached the final with a pair of wins. They topped Eddie Bouchier and Jason Lee of Penn State 8-4 in the quarterfinals and posted a 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 win in the semifinals over Maros Horny and John Collins of Maryland. Third-seeded Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) and Steven Eelkman Rooda (Amersfoort, The Netherlands) advanced to the final with an 8-6 quarterfinal victory over Erik Hannah and Ugur Atalay of George Washington and a 6-3, 6-4 semifinal win over second-seeded Thomas Dehaen and Ivan Salec of Radford.
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 concludes Sunday at the Snyder Tennis Center with the tournament finals. Play begins at 10:30 a.m. and admission is free.