No. 2 Cavaliers Blank Texas 7-0 in Home Opener
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The second-ranked Virginia men’s tennis team opened its home schedule Friday with a 7-0 win over No. 15 Texas in front of 519 fans at the Boyd Tinsley Courts. The Cavaliers improve to 2-0 on the season with the win, while the Longhorns (4-1) suffered their first loss of the season.
The Cavaliers opened the match by sweeping the doubles point. Alex Domijan (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) and Steven Rooda (Amersfoort, The Netherlands) topped David Holiner and Daniel Whitehead 8-1 at No. 2 doubles. Jarmere Jenkins (College Park, Ga.) teamed with Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.) for an 8-3 win at No. 1 over Soren Hess-Olesen and Alex Hilliard. Mitchell Frank (Annandale, Va.) and Julen Uriguen (Guatemala City, Guatemala) completed the sweep with an 8-4 win at No. 3 over Chris Camillone and Jacoby Lewis.
In singles, the Cavaliers won four matches in straight sets to quickly clinch the dual match. Domijan posted a 6-2, 6-1 win over Whitehead at No. 2, followed by a 6-2, 6-2 win by Jenkins at No. 1 over Hess-Olesen. Philippe Oudshoorn (Apeldoorn, The Netherlands) clinched the victory with his 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 6 over Lewis before Justin Shane (Falls Church, Va.) added a 6-4, 6-4 win over Camillone at No. 5. Frank defeated Sudanwa Sitaram in a third-set match tiebreaker at No. 3 to make the score 6-0 and Courtney saved two match points to top Lloyd Glasspool 3-6, 7-6(3), 7-6(6) at No. 4 to complete the shutout.
The win extended Virginia’s school-record home winning streak to 90 consecutive matches.
Virginia will continue its season-opening homestand on Saturday as they host No. 5 Florida. Match time at the Boyd Tinsley Courts is 1 p.m., and admission is free.
#2 VIRGINIA 7, #15 TEXAS 0
1. Jenkins/Courtney (UVa) def. Hess-Olesen/Hilliard (UT) 8-3
2. Domijan/Rooda (UVa) def. Holiner/Whitehead (UT) 8-1
3. Frank/Uriguen (UVa) def. Camillone/Lewis (UT) 8-4
1. #11 Jarmere Jenkins (UVa) def. Soren Hess-Olesen (UT) 6-2, 6-2
2. Alex Domijan (UVa) def. #112 Daniel Whitehead (UT) 6-2, 6-1
3. #1 Mitchell Frank (UVa) def. Sudanwa Sitaram (UT) 6-2, 3-6, 10-3
4. Drew Courtney (UVa) def. Lloyd Glasspool (UT) 3-6, 7-6(3), 7-6(6)
5. #57 Justin Shane (UVa) def. Chris Camillone (UT) 6-4, 6-4
6. Philippe Oudshoorn (UVa) def. Jacoby Lewis (UT) 6-3, 6-2
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