No. 2 Virginia Downs Boston College, 7-0
Box Score March 26, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 2 Virginia men’s tennis team (16-2, 6-0 ACC) earned a 7-0 victory over Boston College (3-12, 0-7 ACC) on Saturday (March 26) at the Snyder Tennis Center in Charlottesville, Va.
“I was really pleased with how the team played today,” said Virginia head coach Brian Boland. “Overall as a team, from top to bottom, we continue to show signs of improvement. I was happy that a few of our guys who don’t normally start were able to get into the lineup today. They work really hard and deserve the opportunity to go out there and compete and I was impressed with their results and the efforts of all of our guys today.”
Virginia won the doubles point when senior Jonathan Cornish (London, England) and redshirt junior Harrison Richmond (Pawley’s Island, S.C.) on No. 3 and senior Mac Styslinger (Birmingham, Ala.) and junior Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (Charlotte, N.C.) on court No. 1 closed out 6-1 victories. Cornish and Richmond improved to 4-0 in duals this season while Styslinger and Kwiatkowski, currently ranked No. 8 in the nation in doubles, improved to 10-1.
In singles, the Cavaliers swept all six courts in straight sets. Altamirano, playing at No. 2, and junior Luca Corinteli (Alexandria, Va.), playing at No. 5, both cruised to quick 6-0, 6-1 victories. Richmond downed Peter Campana on court six, 6-1, 6-1, to secure the victory for the Cavaliers. Sophomore Henrik Wiersholm (Kirkland, Wash.) trailed 4-1 in his first set before battling back for a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Alexandre Thirouin on court No. 3. Styslinger won 6-2, 7-6 at No. 4. Senior Ryan Shane (Falls Church, Va.) rebounded from a loss at No. 1 on Friday to win 7-5, 6-2 over Aidan McNulty on the top court to finish off the match.
“I was impressed with how Ryan Shane bounced back from yesterday when he didn’t play his best tennis,” Boland said. “I thought he came out focused and managed the match well, working his way through tough conditions. I am really happy with what he accomplished today.”
The Cavaliers will be on the road next week, playing at No. 1 North Carolina (19-1, 4-1 ACC) on Friday, April 1 at 3 p.m. and Duke (8-10, 2-4 ACC) on Sunday, April 3. Virginia will be back at the Snyder Tennis Center in Charlottesville on Friday, April 15, hosting No. 13 Wake Forest at 3 p.m.
#2 Virginia 7, Boston College 0
1. #8 Ryan Shane (VA) def. Aidan McNulty (BC) 7-5, 6-2
2. #63 Collin Altamirano (VA) def. Hank Workman (BC) 6-0, 6-1
3. Henrik Wiersholm (VA) def. Alexandre Thirouin (BC) 6-4, 6-2
4. Mac Styslinger (VA) def. Kyle Childree (BC) 6-2, 7-6
5. Luca Corinteli (VA) def. Will Turner (BC) 6-0, 6-1
6. Harrison Richmond (VA) def. Peter Campana (BC) 6-1, 6-1
1. #2 Ryan Shane/Luca Corinteli (VA) vs. Kyle Childree/Hank Workman (BC) 5-3, unfinished
2. #8 Mac Styslinger/Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (VA) def. Alexandre Thirouin/Aidan McNulty (BC) 6-1
3. Jonathan Cornish/Harrison Richmond (VA) def. Kent Mukai/Jeff Melvin (BC) 6-1
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (5,2,6,3,1,4)