Sept. 29, 2013
TULSA, Okla. - The ITA All-American Championships, the first major individual tournament of the season, continued pre-qualifying play Sunday at the Case Tennis Center on the campus of the University of Tulsa.
First-year Jordan Daigle (Lafayette, La.) won a pair of matches to advance to the final round of pre-qualifying after winning his first round match late Saturday night. He downed Aaron Dujovne of Purdue 7-5, 6-7(4), 7-5 in the final first round match to finish after midnight on Saturday night. He turned opened Sunday's action with a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Tom Blackwell of Nebraska. Later in the day he topped third-seeded Skikar Alla of Rice, 5-7, 7-5, 6-4. He plays Sam Shropshire of Northwestern for a place in the qualifying draw.
Fellow first-year J.C. Aragone (Yorba Linda, Calif.) lost to Kevin Metka of Ohio State in the second round, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3.
Daigle joins three other Cavaliers in the qualifying draw, which begins Monday. Sophomore Harrison Richmond (Pawleys Island, S.C.) is the No. 4 seed, and senior Justin Shane (Falls Church, Va.) and first-year Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (Charlotte, N.C) are also in the draw.
Virginia has four players in the main draw, which begins Thursday. The 2010 and 2012 ITA All-American Champion Alex Domijan (Sr., Wesley Chapel, Fla.) and 2011 ITA All-American Champion Mitchell Frank (Jr., Annandale, Va.) are looking to keep the Cavaliers' streak of championships going, as are sophomores Mac Styslinger (Birmingham, Ala) and Ryan Shane (Falls Church, Va.).
Cooper Thriving Under New StaffSwimming & Diving12/12/17A senior from Atlanta and one of the team's captains, Caitlin Cooper set the UVA women's record in the 50-yard freestyle early this month in Athens, Georgia.Hazzard Aiming to Uphold Family TraditionTrack & Field, Cross Country12/11/17A freshman from Long Island, New York, Halle Hazzard is the younger sister of Payton Hazzard, who was an All-America sprinter for the Cavaliers.UVA's Campbell Winners Share Special BondFootball12/6/17UVA is the only ACC school with multiple winners of the prestigious Campbell Trophy: Tom Burns in 1993 and Micah Kiser this year.
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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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