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No. 1 Cavaliers Top Texas 5-2 for 10th Win of the Year

Alex Domijan

March 15, 2013

AUSTIN, Texas - The top-ranked Virginia men's tennis team won its third match in five days on its spring break road-trip, downing No. 14 Texas 5-2 Friday night at the Penick-Allison Tennis Center. The Cavaliers improve to 10-0 on the season, with seven of those wins against teams currently ranked in the top 20. The Longhorns suffered their first home loss of the season and fell to 10-5 overall.

Virginia took an early 1-0 lead in the match by winning the doubles point. At No. 2, Alex Domijan (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) and Mitchell Frank cruised to an 8-2 win over Ben Chen and Daniel Whitehead. Justin Shane (Falls Church, Va.) and Julen Uriguen (Guatemala City, Guatemala) followed with an 8-3 victory at No. 3 over Soren Hess-Olesen and Nick Naumann to clinch the opening point.

In singles, the Cavaliers won three matches in straight sets to quickly claim the dual match victory. In the two match-ups of nationally ranked players, fifth-ranked Jarmere Jenkins (College Park, Ga.) topped No. 43 Hess-Olesen 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1 singles and No. 81 Frank downed No. 82 Whitehead 6-3, 6-1 at No. 3 to extend the Cavalier lead to 3-0. Shane clinched the win with his 6-0, 7-6(4) victory over David Holiner at the No. 6 position.

The final three matches went three sets. At No. 2, Domijan rallied from dropping the opening set for a 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 win over Lloyd Glasspool to extend the lead to 5-0. The Longhorns won the final two matches with Sudanwa Sitaram topping Mac Styslinger (Birmingham, Ala.) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 at No. 4 and Naumann edging Harrison Richmond (Pawleys Island, S.C.) 5-7, 6-4, 7-5 at No. 5.

 

 

Virginia concludes its road trip on Sunday as it visits No. 15 Illinois. Match time is 12 p.m. CT (1 p.m. ET).

#1 VIRGINIA 5, #14 TEXAS 2

Doubles:
1. #2 Jenkins/Styslinger (UVa) led #19 Camilone/Holiner (UT) 5-3 DNF
2. #46 Frank/Domijan (UVa) def. Chen/Whitehead (UT) 8-2
3. #27 J.Shane/J.Uriguen (UVa) def. Hess-Olesen/Naumann (UT) 8-3

Singles:
1. #5 Jarmere Jenkins (UVa) def. #43 Soren Hess-Olesen (UT) 6-3, 6-1
2. #1 Alex Domijan (UVa) def. Lloyd Glasspool (UT) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2
3. #81 Mitchell Frank (UVa) def. #82 Daniel Whitehead (UT) 6-3, 6-1
4. Sudanwa Sitaram (UT) def. #12 Mac Styslinger (UVa) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
5. Nick Naumann (UT) def. #70 Harrison Richmond (UVa) 5-7, 6-4, 7-5
6. Justin Shane (UVa) def. David Holiner (UT) 6-0, 7-6(4)

Order of Finish
Doubles: 2,3
Singles: 1,3,6,2,4,5

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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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