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MIAMI, Fla. — The second-ranked Virginia men’s tennis team will open its 2012 dual match season on Sunday as they meet No. 46 USF at the Royal Palm Tennis Club in Miami. The match will be played on clay courts and will use an alternative scoring format. The match will have nine points, with three doubles matches for one doubles point and eight singles matches, all worth one point each.

The Cavaliers have been competing in clay court events on the USTA Futures Circuit in Florida over the past two weeks.

Sunday’s match begins at 11 a.m. and there will be no live scoring available.

Virginia has three players ranked nationally in singles, with Mitchell Frank (Annandale, Va.) the nation’s top-ranked player.Joining Frank in the singles rankings are junior Jarmere Jenkins (College Park, Ga.) at No. 11 and sophomore Justin Shane (Falls Church, Va.) at No. 57, as both players earned their career-high ranking. Two Cavaliers who were in the top 25 of the fall singles rankings, No. 1 Domijan and No. 21 Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.) are not currently ranked in the ITA top 125 after missing most of the fall season due to injury.

Virginia had four teams ranked in the ITA doubles rankings. The team of Philippe Oudshoorn (Apeldoorn, The Netherlands) and Shane are a career-high No. 15. Courtney and Julen Uriguen (Guatemala City, Guatemala) are No. 29, while Jenkins and Uriguen are No. 32. Courtney and Steven Rooda (Amersfoort, The Netherlands) enter the spring at No. 49.

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