Brian Vahaly won his No. 1
singles match for the Cavaliers.
UVA Men's Tennis Team Advances to NCAA Region II Finals
Cavaliers beat VCU 4-2 in semifinals.
May 16, 1998
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RICHMOND, Va.--The third-seeded University of Virginia men's tennis team defeated second-seeded Virginia Commonweatlh University (VCU) 4-2 at VCU's Thalhimer Tennis Center on Saturday (May 16) to advance to the championship match of the NCAA Region II Tournament.
The Cavaliers will meet top-seeded South Carolina for the tournament championship on Sunday (May 17) at 1:00 p.m. South Carolina advanced to the championship match with a 4-1 victory over North Carolina on Saturday.
Virginia's Brian Vahaly defeated VCU's Daniel Andersson 3-6, 7-6, 7-5 in the deciding match in the #1 singles competition. Other singles winners for the Cavaliers were John Winter (#5) and Tommy Croker (#6).
UVa also won the doubles point with Huntley Montgomery and Vahaly winning the #1 doubles competition, and Croker and Winter winning the #3 doubles competition.
Virginia defeated Florida State 4-1 in the quarterfinals of the tournament on Friday (May 14).
The Cavaliers are now 18-7 on the season.
Virginia 4, VCU 2 (Semifinals, Saturday-May 16)
Brian Vahaly (V) def. Daniel Andersson 3-6, 7-6, 7-5
Jose Manuel Sanchez (VCU) def. Huntley Montgomery 6-2, 6-4
Richard Wernerhjelm (VCU) def. Hyon Yoo 6-3, 6-3
John Winter (V) def. Olle Lundberg 6-4, 6-2
Tommy Croker (V) def. Olli Helminen 6-3, 6-3
Huntley Montgomery & Brian Vahaly (V) def. Daniel Andersson & Manuel Kropfreiter 8-6
Tommy Croker & John Winter (V) def. Olle Lundberg & Olli Helminen 8-4
Virginia 4, Florida State 1 (Quarterfinals, Friday - May 15)
Huntley Montgomery (V) def. Alex Golub 6-2, 6-1
Bear Schofield (V) def. Michael Ingham 6-4, 6-2
John Winter (V) def. Steve Weinstein 6-2, 6-0
Tommy Croker (V) def. Davidson Kozlowski 6-2, 7-6 (8-6)
Davidson Kozlowski & Ty Braswell (FSU) def. Huntley Montgomery & Brian Vahaly 8-6
Alex Golub & Yvo Niks (FSU) def. Bear Schofield & Hyon Yoo 8-4