March 11, 2013
WACO, Texas - The top-ranked Virginia men's tennis team played outdoors for the first time this season as it opened a four-match road trip with a 6-1 win at No. 38 Baylor Monday. The Cavaliers improve to 8-0 this season with the victory, while the Bears fall to 10-3.
Virginia opened the match by winning the doubles point. Alex Domijan (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) and Mitchell Frank (Annandale, Va.) rallied from a 4-2 deficit to post an 8-5 win at No. 2 over Julian Lenz and Patrick Pradella. At No. 3, Justin Shane (Falls Church, Va.) and Julen Uriguen (Guatemala City, Guatemala) edged Marko Krickovic and Diego Galeano 9-7 to clinch the opening point for Virginia.
In singles, Baylor won four of the six first sets to grab momentum in the match. The Bears drew even, 1-1, as Tony Lupieri defeated Ryan Shane (Falls Church, Va.) 6-3, 6-2 at No. 4 singles. The other five matches all went to a decisive third set, with the Cavaliers gaining control of the match by winning all five.
The Cavaliers retook the lead, 2-1, as Justin Shane completed a 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 win at No. 6 over Roberto Maytin. At the top spot, Domijan rallied from losing the first set to down Pradella 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 to extend the advantage to 3-1. The victory was clinched at No. 5 as Mac Styslinger (Birmingham, Ala.) topped Krickovic 6-4, 4-6, 7-5. Frank added a 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 3 over Mate Zsiga and Jarmere Jenkins (College Park, Ga.) closed out the match with a 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-3 win at No. 2 over Lenz.
Virginia continues its road trip on Wednesday as it visits No. 14 Texas A&M. Match time in College Station is 6 p.m. CT (7 p.m. ET).
#1 VIRGINIA 6, #38 BAYLOR 1
1. #2 Jenkins/Styslinger (UVa) vs. Zsiga/Lupieri (BU) 5-5 DNF
2. #45 Frank/Domijan (UVa) def. #53 Pradella/Lenz (BU) 8-5
3. #37 J.Shane/J.Uriguen (UVa) def. Krickovic/Galeano (BU) 9-7
1. #1 Alex Domijan (UVa) def. #122 Patrick Pradella (BU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
2. #3 Jarmere Jenkins (UVa) def. #43 Julian Lenz (BU) 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-3
3. #65 Mitchell Frank (UVa) def. #78 Mate Zsiga (BU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
4. Tony Lupieri (BU) def. #24 Ryan Shane (UVa) 6-3, 6-2
5. #8 Mac Styslinger (UVa) def. #77 Marko Krickovic (BU) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5
6. Justin Shane (UVa) def. Roberto Maytin (BU) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2
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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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