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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

For complete coverage of all the regionals, check out FANSonly's Spring Championship site

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)

Singles 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 Doubles 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) Singles 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) Doubles Davidson Kozlowski & Ty Braswell (FSU) def. Huntley Montgomery & Brian Vahaly 8-6 Alex Golub & Yvo Niks (FSU) def. Bear Schofield & Hyon Yoo 8-4


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