May 22, 2015
WACO, Texas – For the second time in school history, the Virginia men’s tennis team has a pair of quarterfinalists at the NCAA Singles Championship. Ryan Shane (Falls Church, Va.) and Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (Charlotte, N.C.) advanced to the quarterfinals during Friday’s action at the Hurd Tennis Center.
Virginia is the only team to have a multiple quarterfinalists at the 2015 NCAA Singles Championships. The Cavaliers also had two quarterfinalists in 2012, when Mitchell Frank and Alex Domijan both advanced to the round.
Shane, the tournament’s No 8 seed, reached the quarterfinals with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Jeremy Efferding of Texas A&M. The first set remained on serve until Shane broke to take a 5-4 lead. He held serve in the ensuing game to take the opening set. The second set followed the same script, with Shane getting the only break of the set at 4-4 before serving out the match. He will play Felipe Soares of Texas Tech on Saturday.
Kwiatkowski posted a dominant 6-1, 6-1 victory over Tony Lupieri of Baylor in the round of 16. He broke Lupieri’s serve twice in the first set to take a one set lead. After Lupieri held in the opening game of the second set, Kwiatkowski rolled off six straight games to close out the victory. He will play Winston Lin of Columbia in the quarterfinals.
Live scoring and video of the NCAA Singles Championship is available on NCAA.com.