CHARLOTTESVILLE – Five members of the Virginia men’s tennis team were named to the All-ACC Men’s Tennis Team, conference officials announced Thursday. The Cavaliers led all schools with five players on the 18-player squad as Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.), Alex Domijan (Wesley Chapel, Fla.), Jarmere Jenkins (College Park, Ga.), Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) and Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) were honored. Domijan was also named ACC Freshman of the Year and Brian Boland was named ACC Coach of the Year.
Domijan was unanimously selected as ACC Freshman of the Year. He becomes the fourth Cavalier to win the award, joining Brian Vahaly (1998), Doug Stewart (2003) and Somdev Devvarman (2005). Currently ranked No. 2 nationally in singles, Domijan is 34-2 this season, including a 24-0 dual match record. In October he became just the third freshman to win the ITA All-American singles title in the 32-year history of the event.
Courtney earned All-ACC honors for the second time in his career. Ranked No. 40 nationally in singles, he is 21-5 overall in singles this season, including a 16-2 dual match record. In doubles, he and Shabaz are ranked No. 2 nationally and have a 20-2 overall record.
Jenkins also earned All-ACC honors for the second time in his career. The nation’s No. 54 ranked player, he is 27-5 overall, including a 19-3 dual match record.
Shabaz earned his third All-ACC recognition after posting a 27-4 overall singles record, including a 21-3 dual match record. He is currently ranked No. 4 nationally in singles and No. 2 in doubles with Courtney.
Singh earned All-ACC honors for the fourth consecutive season, becoming the fifth Cavalier to be a four-time All-ACC selection. This year he is 30-6 in singles, including a 21-3 dual match record. He is currently ranked No. 35 in singles.
Boland was named ACC Coach of the Year for the fourth consecutive season and for the fifth time in his career. He led the Cavaliers to a 29-0 overall record, including an 11-0 mark in the ACC. This season they posted their fifth consecutive undefeated ACC regular season and last week won their fifth consecutive ACC Tournament. In February, Virginia won its unprecedented fourth consecutive ITA National Team Indoor Championship.
The Cavaliers now await the NCAA Tournament draw, which will be announced on May 3.