March 4, 2003
IRVINE, CALIF - The No. 52 Virginia men's tennis team began their four-match trip to the West Coast with a 7-0 win over No. 71 UC-Irvine on Tuesday. The win improves the Cavaliers' record to 10-1 on the season, the best start in school history.
Virginia took control early by winning the doubles point for a 1-0 lead. The team of Doug Stewart (Malibu, Calif.) and Michael Duquette (Virginia Beach, Calif.) won at No. 1 doubles and Chris Gonyer (Louisville, Ky.) and Rylan Rizza (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.) won at No. 2 doubles.
The Cavaliers carried that momentum into singles where they swept all six matches. Stewart, Duquette, Rizza, and Gonyer all won in straight sets at the No. 1 through No. 4 singles positions respectively. Stephen Nolen (Aurora, Colo.) rallied for a three set win at No. 5 singles and Stephen Rozek (Chardron, Ohio) won in straight sets at No. 6 singles.
"It was a good start to a long trip," stated Virginia coach Brian Boland. "We were focused and played a lot of good matches today. It was a quality win on the road against a ranked team and we are excited to play UCLA tomorrow."
Virginia continues their trip Wednesday as they visit the No. 3 ranked Bruins of UCLA. The Cavaliers will play UC-Santa Barbara and Pacific before returning home to start the ACC season March 15 as they host Georgia Tech and non-conference foe UMBC in a doubleheader at the Snyder Tennis Center.
No. 52 Virginia 7, No. 71 UC-Irvine 0
Singles 1. Doug Stewart (UVa) def. Jonathan Endrikat (UCI) 6-3, 6-1 2. Michael Duquette (UVa) def. Brian Morton (UCI) 6-3, 6-2 3. Rylan Rizza (UVa) def. Greg Biorkman (UCI) 6-3, 6-2 4. Chris Gonyer (UVa) def. Peter Surapol (UCI) 6-1, 6-2 5. Stephen Nolen (UVa) def. Eric Yandoc (UCI) 0-6, 6-1, 6-4 6. Stephen Rozek (UVa) def. Arash Bormand (UCI) 6-2, 6-0
Doubles 1. Stewart/Duquette (UVA) def. Endrikat/Biorkman (UCI) 8-5 2. Gonyer/Rizza (UVA) def. Hekmat/Surapol (UCI) 8-3 3. Williams/Yandoc (UCI) def. Cohen/Nolen (UVA) 9-7
Rivalry Win Continues Cavaliers' AscentMen's Basketball2/10/16In defeating Virginia Tech for the 10th time in the rivals' past 12 meetings, seventh-ranked Virginia never trailed Tuesday night at John Paul Jones Arena.Even-Keeled Cavaliers Ready for RematchMen's Basketball2/9/16At 8 p.m. Tuesday, No. 7 Virginia meets ACC rival Virginia Tech at John Paul Jones Arena. The Hokies upset the Cavaliers last month in Blacksburg.Short-Handed Cavaliers' Struggles ContinueWomen's Basketball2/8/16Since losing All-ACC guard Faith Randolph, the Virginia women's basketball team has lost six of eight games. UVA hosts Syracuse on Thursday night.
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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.
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