No. 3 Virginia Sweeps Clemson, 7-0
Box Score April 10, 2016
CLEMSON, S.C. – The No. 3 Virginia men’s tennis team (20-3, 9-1 ACC) closed out a 10-day roadtrip with a 7-0 victory over Clemson (13-13, 4-7 ACC) on Sunday (April 10) at the Hoke Sloane Tennis Center in Clemson, S.C.
“The team came out focused and energized to compete today,” said Virginia head coach Brian Boland. “I was impressed with our overall performance and the team looked really sharp. This was a great way to end the weekend. We are looking forward to our next match on Friday against Wake Forest.”
Senior (London, England) and redshirt junior (Pawley’s Island, S.C.) started things off with a 7-5 victory at No. 3 doubles. Junior (Charlotte, N.C.) and senior (Birmingham, Ala.) secured the doubles point with a 6-4 victory at No. 2.
Kwiatkowski and sophomore Collin Altamirano (Sacramento, Calif.) each logged 6-0, 6-0 victories at courts three and two, respectively, to give Virginia a 3-0 lead. Junior J.C. Aragone (Yorba Linda, Calif.) clinched the match with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Robert Dudley at No. 4. Senior (Falls Church, Va.) closed out a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Luke Johnson to earn the 99th singles victory of his UVA career. Sophomore Henrik Wiersholm (Kirkland, Wash.) finished off a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Artuto Pinazo on court five to give UVA a 6-0 lead.
Richmond dropped his first set 6-2 to Christian Harris but rallied to win his second set, 6-4. With the team victory wrapped up, the two played a tiebreaker instead of a full third set to decide their match. Richmond battled for an 11-9 edge to secure the shutout for UVA.
The Cavaliers return home and will play the final two matches of the regular season next weekend at the Snyder Tennis Center. On Friday, April 15, Virginia hosts No. 6 Wake Forest (25-4, 9-1 ACC) in a match that should determine the regular-season ACC champion with both teams currently tied for first place in the conference standings. First serve is set for 3 p.m. The match will be taking place at the same time that the Virginia women’s team will be hosting Pittsburgh, so make plans to come out and cheer on both tennis teams at these pivotal ACC contests.
The Cavaliers will close out the weekend by hosting Miami (7-12, 2-7 ACC) on Sunday, April 17 at 1 p.m. Sunday’s contest will also include the annual Senior Day ceremony with a special presentation before the match to honor Virginia’s fourth-years.
Admission is free for all home tennis matches.
#3 Virginia 7, Clemson 0
1. #7 (VA) def. Luke Johnson (CU) 6-3, 6-3
2. #38 Collin Altamirano (VA) def. Austin Ansari (CU) 6-0, 6-0
3. #6 (VA) def. Daffra Sanon (CU) 6-0, 6-0
4. J.C. Aragone (VA) def. Robert Dudley (CU) 6-2, 6-2
5. Henrik Wiersholm (VA) def. Arturo Pinazo (CU) 6-1, 6-3
6. (VA) def. Christian Harris (CU) 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (11-9)
1. Luke Johnson/Christian Harris (CU) vs. #2 Ryan Shane/Luca Corinteli (VA) 6-5, unfinished
2. #9 Thai-Son Kwiatkowski/Mac Styslinger (VA) def. Austin Ansari/Arturo Pinazo (CU) 6-4
3. Jonathan Cornish/Harrison Richmond (VA) def. Robert Dudley/Daffra Sanon (CU) 7-5