Cavaliers Blank William & Mary in Non-Conference Finale
April 4, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The No. 4 Virginia men’s tennis team closed out its non-conference schedule with a 7-0 victory over William & Mary Saturday at the Snyder Tennis Center. The Cavaliers (15-3) ran their win streak to six matches, while the Tribe fell to 12-11 this season.
“I thought the team did well to stay focused and disciplined throughout the day,” said head coach Brian Boland. “Overall it was a great match and we look forward to tomorrow’s match with Virginia Tech.”
Virginia opened the match with an impressive performance in doubles, losing just five total games to post victories on all three courts. J.C. Aragone (Yorba Linda, Calif.) teamed with Luca Corinteli (Alexandria, Va.) for an 8-1 win at No. 2 over Addison Appleby and Lars de Boer. Collin Altamirano (Sacramento, Calif.) and Mitchell Frank (Annandale, Va.) clinched the opening point with their 8-2 win at No. 3 over Christian Cargill and Damon Niquet. Seconds later, Mac Styslinger (Birmingham, Ala.) and Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (Charlotte, N.C.) completed the sweep with an 8-2 win at No. 1 over Aaron Chaffee and Will Juggins.
In singles, the Cavaliers won all six matches in straight sets. Aragone posted a 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 3 over Niquet to double the Cavalier lead. At No. 6, Corinteli followed with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Scott Huang. Henrik Wiersholm (Kirkland, Wash.) clinched the Cavalier win with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Alec Miller at No. 5 singles.
Styslinger, who returned to the singles lineup for the first time in a month, scored a 6-1, 6-2 victory over de Boer at the No. 4 position. Altamirano defeated Cargill 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1 singles before Kwiatkowski completed the sweep with a 7-5, 6-3 win at No. 2 over Appleby.
“I was really impressed with how Collin performed at No. 1 singles,” said Boland. “It isn’t always the easiest thing to do, playing No. 1, especially as a freshman, but it didn’t faze him at all. I was also impressed with the focus and professionalism of Thai. He did a great job against a really challenging opponent.”
The Cavaliers continue their homestand on Sunday as they host No. 13 Virginia Tech (15-2, 7-1 ACC). Match time at the Snyder Tennis Center is 1 p.m. and admission is free. The match is also worth one point in the Virginia529 Commonwealth Clash, the new point rivalry series between University of Virginia and Virginia Tech. The Cavaliers currently lead the Clash by a score of 7.5 to 6.5.
#4 VIRGINIA 7, WILLIAM & MARY 0
1. #54 Styslinger/Kwiatkowski (UVa) def. Chaffee/Juggins (W&M) 8-2
2. Corinteli/Aragone (UVa) def. Appleby/de Boer (W&M) 8-1
3. Altamirano/Frank (UVa) def. Cargill/Niquet (W&M) 8-2
Order of Finish: 2,3,1
1. #55 Collin Altamirano (UVa) def. Christian Cargill (W&M) 6-2, 6-2
2. #10 Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (UVa) def. Addison Appleby (W&M) 7-5, 6-3
3. J.C Aragone (UVa) def. Damon Niquet (W&M) 6-3, 6-2
4. #112 Mac Styslinger (UVa) def. Lars de Boer (W&M) 6-1, 6-2
5. Henrik Wiersholm (UVa) def. Alec Miller (W&M) 6-2, 6-2
6. Luca Corinteli (UVa) def. Scott Huang (W&M) 6-3, 6-1
Order of Finish: 3,6,5,4,1,2