Cavaliers Ready to Begin Fall Season
CHARLOTTESVILLE — The Virginia men’s tennis team will begin its fall season next week as practice begins for the team at the Snyder Tennis Center. The 2011-12 Cavalier squad will be a talented one, as 11 letterwinners return from last season’s NCAA runner-up squad and are joined by one of the top incoming players in the nation.
Headlining the group of veterans are All-Americans Alex Domijan and Drew Courtney and All-ACC performer Jarmere Jenkins. Domijan, the 2010 ITA National Rookie of the Year, went 38-4 during his freshman season and was ranked as high as No. 2 nationally. Courtney, a two-time ITA doubles All-American, went 21-6 last season despite being hampered by a late-season foot injury. Jenkins was 33-6 last season and reached the second round of the NCAA Singles Championship for the second consecutive season.
Justin Shane and Julen Uriguen, who both saw extensive action in the Cavalier lineup last season and both won over 25 matches, also return. Both players were nationally ranked during the 2010-11 season.
Joining the Cavalier program this season is Mitchell Frank, the 2011 USTA Boys 18s runner-up. He, along with Jenkins and Domijan, posted wins this summer over players ranked in the world top 200.
“Our fans should expect another exciting team to watch that should once again compete for an ACC and national title,” said head coach Brian Boland. “We have four or more players that I believe can compete for an individual national title, but more important we have a group of young men that have the experience and work ethic necessary to make this a great journey and another incredible year for this program.”
Fans will once again be treated to many of the top collegiate teams and players visiting Charlottesville this season, highlighted by the 2012 ITA National Team Indoor Championships in February at the Boar’s Head Sports Club.