Cornish Records First ACC Win as Cavaliers Blank BC
Box Score March 22, 2015
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The No. 9 Virginia men’s tennis team concluded a two-match road trip Sunday with a 7-0 victory over Boston College. The Cavaliers (12-3, 5-0 ACC) remained unbeaten in conference play, while the Eagles fell to 4-9 (0-4 ACC).
“I thought the team did a great job today,” said head coach Brian Boland. “They played well up and down the lineup.”
The win extended Virginia’s win streak against conference opponents (regular season and tournaments) to 129 consecutive matches, the longest streak in ACC history in any sport.
Virginia opened the match by taking the doubles point. After Henrik Wiersholm (Kirkland, Wash.) and Jonathan Cornish (London, England) lost at No. 2 doubles, the Cavaliers posted a pair of 8-3 victories to take the opening point. Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (Charlotte, N.C.) and Mac Styslinger (Birmingham, Ala.) won at No. 1 doubles and Collin Altamirano (Sacramento, Calif.) and Luca Corinteli (Alexandria, Va.) were victorious at No. 3 doubles.
In singles, the Cavaliers quickly clinched the victory by winning the top four positions, which were played first on Boston College’s four courts. J.C. Aragone (Yorba Linda, Calif.) won at No. 4 singles, followed quickly by Wiersholm’s win at the No. 3 position. Kwiatkowski posted a win at No. 2 to clinch the win, followed by Altamirano’s win at the top position.
Virginia closed out the sweep with wins by Corinteli at No. 5 and Cornish at No. 6. It was the first ACC victory of Cornish’s career.
“I am so pleased for Jonny Cornish,” said Boland. “He deserves all of his success. He has been a leader for our team throughout the seasons. Jonny comes to practice every day and makes himself and everyone around him better. His expectations are to give his best every day and we are blessed to have him in our program. I have a tremendous amount of respect for him, as do all his teammates. He does not always get the headlines, but he is instrumental in our success.”
The Cavaliers return home for a pair of matches next week at the Snyder Tennis Center. Virginia hosts No. 10 North Carolina on Friday and No. 6 Duke on Sunday.
#9 VIRGINIA 7, BOSTON COLLEGE 0
1. #52 Kwiatkowski/Styslinger (UVa) def. Mullins/Nelson (BC) 8-3
2. Childree/Workman (BC) def. Wiersholm/Cornish (UVa) 8-3
3. Altamirano/Corinteli (UVa) def. Melvin/Wagner (BC) 8-3
Order of Finish: 2,1,3
1. #70 Collin Altamirano (UVa) def. Philip Nelson (BC) 6-2, 6-2
2. #6 Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (UVa) def. Hank Workman (BC) 6-4, 6-2
3. Henrik Wiersholm (UVa) def. Aidan McNulty (BC) 6-2, 6-2
4. J.C. Aragone (UVa) def. Kyle Childree (BC) 6-1, 6-3
5. Luca Corinteli (UVa) def. Kent Mukai (BC) 6-4, 6-2
6. Jonathan Cornish (UVa) def. Matt Wagner (BC) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
Order of Finish: 4,3,2,1,5,6