Cavaliers Host Hurricanes in Sunday Senior Day Match
|Miami Hurricanes (8-13, 3-8 ACC) at No. 1 Virginia (21-3, 10-1 ACC)|
|Date & Time||April 17, 1 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Snyder Tennis Center|
|Coverage||Live Scoring and Video|
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April 16, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 1 Virginia men’s tennis team (21-3, 10-1 ACC) closes out the regular-season by hosting Miami (8-13, 3-8 ACC) on Sunday, April 17 at 1 p.m. at the Snyder Tennis Center.
This will be the second men’s and women’s tennis doubleheader of the weekend as the No. 13 Virginia women’s tennis team (13-9, 8-5 ACC) hosts Notre Dame (11-11, 5-8 ACC) at the Snyder Tennis Center at 10 a.m. The start of the men’s match might be slightly delayed depending on the ending time of the women’s match.
Live streaming video and live stats will be available on VirginiaSports.com.
The match will also feature a Sunday Sundae bar with free ice cream for fans in attendance while supplies last.
Virginia’s three seniors, Jonathan Cornish (London, England), Ryan Shane (Falls Church, Va.) and Mac Styslinger (Birmingham, Ala.) and will be honored in a brief ceremony between doubles and singles matches for Senior Day. The trio comprises one of the most accomplished senior classes in program history. To date, they have been part of two NCAA team championships, an ITA National Team Indoors title, four-straight seasons of finishing the regular season atop the ACC standings and three ACC Tournament championships with a chance at a fourth coming next week. Their teams have amassed a 107-9 record, including the perfect 30-0 season of their freshman year. They also have two individual NCAA champions with Styslinger winning the doubles title as a freshman and Shane heading into next month’s NCAA singles tournament as the defending champion.
Virginia is coming off a 5-2 victory over No. 7 Wake Forest on Friday afternoon that guaranteed the Cavaliers at least a share of the regular-season ACC title, the 13th-straight year UVA has finished atop the conference standings. With a win against Miami, the Cavaliers will have sole possession of the regular-season title. A UVA loss coupled with a Wake victory at Louisville would make the Cavaliers and Demon Deacons co-champions. Whether they win or lose on Sunday, the Cavaliers will still earn the No. 1 seed in next week’s ACC Championship, being held at the Cary Tennis Center.
Shane joined the 100-win club on Friday with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over No. 14 Skander Mansouri. Two other Cavaliers are also approaching 100-victory milestones. Junior Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (Charlotte, N.C.) improved to 92-15 in his career in singles with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Wake’s Jon Ho. Styslinger partnered with Kwiatkowski to log a 6-3 victory at No. 2 doubles against Wake. Styslinger is now 90-25 in his career in doubles.
Sophomore Henrik Wiersholm (Kirkland, Wash.) won his 14th-consecutive singles match on Friday, downing Christian Seraphim 5-7, 6-3, 6-1. Wiersholm is 10-0 in conference matches this season and is trying to make it three-straight years that a Cavalier has finished the season with an 11-0 mark in singles in ACC matches. Last season, J.C. Aragone (Yorba Linda, Calif.) accomplished the feat with Kwiatkowski and Alex Domijan both finishing the 2014 campaign with 11-0 marks.
Miami is coming off a 6-1 loss at Virginia Tech on Friday night. Max Andrews gave Miami its sole win of the day, defeating No. 65 Andreas Bjerrehus, 6-3, 4-6, 1-0, Andrew’s first singles win over a ranked opponent this season. Piotr Lomacki is the lone ranked Hurricane at No. 37. Miami has lost six of its last seven matches, picking up a 5-2 win against Louisville last Sunday on the Hurricane’s Senior Day.
The postseason begins next week for the Cavaliers as they head to Cary, N.C. for the ACC Championships. As the top seed, Virginia will begin play on Friday, April 22 at 1 p.m., in the quarterfinals, facing the winner of Thursday’s 8 vs. 9 match. Saturday’s semifinal match and Sunday’s championship match will stream