May 15, 2013
URBANA, Ill. – Four members of the Virginia men’s tennis team received ITA Atlantic Region awards, the organization announced this week. Three players and one coach were honored for a 2013 season that saw the Cavaliers (26-0) win their seventh consecutive ACC title, their fifth ITA National Team Indoor Championship and reach the NCAA Round of 16 for the 10th consecutive year.
Jarmere Jenkins (College Park, Ga.) was named the ITA Atlantic Region Senior Player of the Year. He is the fourth Cavalier to be named the top senior player in the region, joining Brian Vahaly (2001), Somdev Devvarman (2008) and Michael Shabaz (2011). Jenkins is ranked No. 3 nationally in singles and No. 4 nationally in doubles. He has posted a 35-4 singles record and a 21-7 doubles record this year.
Mac Styslinger (Birmingham, Ala.) became the fourth consecutive Cavalier to be named ITA Atlantic Region Rookie of the Year. The nation’s No. 28 ranked singles player and half of the nation’s No. 4 ranked doubles team, he is 28-7 this year in singles and 21-7 in doubles.
Alex Domijan (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) is the region’s nominee for the ITA Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award, which recognizes players who have exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and leadership as well as scholastic, extracurricular and tennis achievements. Domijan, the nation’s No. 2 ranked singles player, is the third Cavalier to be nominated, joining Devvarman (2007) and Sanam Singh (2011).
Head Coach Brian Boland was named Atlantic Region Coach of the Year. It is the fifth time Boland has been named ITA Regional Coach of the Year during his 12 seasons at Virginia.
All are now candidates for the ITA National Awards, announced in Urbana on May 21, the day of the NCAA Tournament men’s and women’s championship matches.
Virginia opens play in Illinois on Thursday with a NCAA Round of 16 match against California. Match time at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex at the Atkins Tennis Center is noon CT. (1 p.m. ET).