March 3, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE - The top-ranked Virginia men's tennis team posted its third top-five win of the season, downing No. 5 Oklahoma 6-1 Sunday afternoon at the Boyd Tinsley Courts at the Boar's Head Sports Club. The Cavaliers improve to 7-0 this season, including four top-10 wins, while the Sooners fall to 9-3 on the year.
"Oklahoma is a great team, they are top five for a reason and we knew we were going to be challenged today," said head coach Brian Boland. "We came out with a lot of energy and played hard, but we just didn't execute as well as we are capable of at some spots. You are going to have off days every once in a while, but when you do, you have to fight hard and we did that today. We got through the doubles point and then our bottom three guys did a great job for us."
Virginia opened the match by winning a tight doubles point. Justin Shane (Falls Church, Va.) and Julen Uriguen (Guatemala City, Guatemala) gave the Cavaliers the edge with an 8-4 win at No. 3 over Lawrence Formentera and Peerakit Siributwong. At No. 2, Alex Domijan (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) and Mitchell Frank (Annandale, Va.) were down two breaks, 4-1, but rallied for an 8-6 win over Guillermo Alcorta and Axel Alvarez Llamas to clinch the opening point.
In singles, the Cavaliers got three quick wins at the bottom of the lineup to clinch the victory. Ryan Shane (Falls Church, Va.) was first off the courts, downing Alvarez Llamas 6-2, 6-2 at the No. 4 position. A minute later Mac Styslinger (Birmingham, Ala.) sealed a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 5 over Formentera. Uriguen followed with his 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 6 over Siributwong to seal the win for Virginia.
The matches at the top two positions split sets and went to a third set match tiebreaker. At No. 2, Domijan raced out to a 9-0 lead in the breaker before closing out a 6-4, 4-6, 10-3 win over Alcorta. Jenkins rallied from losing the first set against Costin Paval to force a third set. He also opened the third-set breaker strong, winning the first six points, en route to a 2-6, 6-4, 10-2 victory.
With the Cavaliers leading 6-0, the Sooners won the final match on the courts. Dane Webb topped Frank 7-6(6), 6-2 at No. 3 to make the final score 6-1.
Virginia begins a four-match spring break road trip on March 11 at Baylor. The Cavaliers won't return home until March 22 when they open ACC play by hosting No. 4 Duke.
#1 VIRGINIA 6, #5 OKLAHOMA 1
1. #52 Paval/Webb (OU) led #2 Jenkins/Styslinger (UVa) 8-7 DNF
2. #45 Frank/Domijan (UVa) def. #42 Alcorta/Alvarez Llamas (OU) 8-6
3. #37 J.Shane/J.Uriguen (UVa) def. Formentera/Siributwong (OU) 8-4
1. #2 Jarmere Jenkins (UVa) def. #39 Costin Paval (OU) 2-6, 6-4, 10-2
2. #1 Alex Domijan (UVa) def. #61 Guillermo Alcorta (OU) 6-4, 4-6, 10-3
3. Dane Webb (OU) def. #65 Mitchell Frank (UVa) 7-6(6), 6-2
4. #24 Ryan Shane (UVa) def. Axel Alvarez Llamas (OU) 6-2, 6-2
5. #8 Mac Styslinger (UVa) def. Lawrence Formentera (OU) 6-2, 6-3
6. Julen Uriguen (UVa) def. Peerakit Siributwong (OU) 6-1, 6-1
Order of Finish
Cunningham Thriving With Super Bowl ChampsFootball2/23/18Former UVA offensive lineman Ian-Yates Cunningham is the Philadelphia Eagles' director of college scouting.No. 1 Cavaliers Reach Another MilestoneMen's Basketball2/22/18Top-ranked Virginia clinched the No. 1 seed in the ACC tournament Tuesday night with a hard-earned victory over Georgia Tech at John Paul Jones Arena.New Era Begins for Davenport FieldBaseball2/21/18The expanded Davenport Field was unveiled Tuesday, and a crowd of 3,709, the largest ever for a UVA home opener, turned out for the game.
Director of News Content
A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
Virginia Downs Mercer, 5-2
M. Tennis | 2/23/2018
The Virginia men's tennis team closed out a nine-match homestand with a 5-2 victory over Mercer...
Virginia Hosts Mercer on Friday
M. Tennis | 2/22/2018
The Virginia men's tennis team (5-3) will host Mercer (7-1) on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Boar's...
Virginia Sweeps Sunday Doubleheader
M. Tennis | 2/11/2018
The Cavaliers defeated Monmouth 4-2 and picked up a 6-1 victory over Liberty on Sunday at the...
Virginia Plays Two Home Matches on Sunday
M. Tennis | 2/10/2018
The Virginia men's tennis team hosts a pair of matches on Sunday, taking on Monmouth at 12 p.m....
Virginia Falls 4-1 to Kentucky
M. Tennis | 2/4/2018
The Cavaliers won the doubles point but dropped four singles matches to Kentucky on Sunday at the...
Virginia Downs Eastern Kentucky, 6-1
M. Tennis | 2/3/2018
The Virginia men's tennis team downed EKU 6-1 on Saturday. They will face Kentucky at noon on...
Virginia Plays Two Home Matches This Weekend
M. Tennis | 02/02/2018
The Cavaliers host EKU on Saturday at 2 p.m. and Kentucky on Sunday at noon at the Boar's Head...
Virginia Falls to Ole Miss, 4-1
M. Tennis | 01/28/2018
The Virginia men's tennis team fell 4-1 to Ole Miss on Sunday. Aswin Lizen picked up a victory at...
- Online Stores