Oct. 7, 2017
PRINCETON, N.J. - The Virginia men's tennis team has five players competing at the Farnsworth Invitational, being held Friday through Sunday, Oct. 6-8, at the Lenz Tennis Center in Princeton, N.J.
Kyrylo Tsygura (North Potomac, Md.) picked up a pair of singles victories on Saturday to advance to the final of the A-draw. Tsygura began with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Thomas Sevel of Temple and finished the day with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Monmouth's Alberto Giuffrida.
Junior Aswin Lizen (Douglas, Isle of Man) also picked up a pair of singles victories in the A-draw, downing Adam Chan of Farleigh Dickinson and Tomi Antoljak of NJIT, both by a score of 6-0, 6-1.
Tsygura and Lizen will play one another in the finals of the A-draw on Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m.
Redshirt freshman Ammar Alhaqbani (Alexandria, Va.) fell 7-5, 6-4 to Alan Nunez of St. John's in the quarterfinals in singles of the B-draw.
In doubles Lizen and Alhaqbani won three doubles matches to win the A bracket consolation draw, downing tandems from Farleigh Dickinson and Lehigh before defeating George Cooper and Bryant Born 8-1 in the final.
Freshmen Jefferson Dockter (Atlanta, Ga.) and Jerome Romualdez (Manila, Philippines) downed Miki Nobuzawa and Youssef Sader of Farleigh Dickinson 8-2, before getting edged in the C-draw consolation semifinals by NJIT's George Svensson and Pablo Arrutia.
Players from 16 teams will be competing at the tournament with four singles draws of 32 players and two doubles draws of 32 pairs. Bryant, Buffalo, Columbia, Drexel, Fairleigh Dickinson, Georgetown, Hofstra, Lehigh, Marist, Middlebury, Monmouth, NJIT, Princeton, St. John's and Temple will all have players competing in the field.
'Hoos Look To Take Next Step in NCAA TourneyWomen's Basketball3/18/18A win Sunday night over second-seeded South Carolina would send 10th-seeded Virginia to the NCAA tournament's Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2000.End Comes Too Soon for No. 1 CavaliersMen's Basketball3/17/18In the NCAA tournament's first round, No. 1 seed Virginia lost 74-54 to No. 16 seed UMBC in a South Region game in Charlotte, N.C.No. 1 'Hoos Ready to Roll in CharlotteMen's Basketball3/15/18At approximately 9:20 p.m. Friday, in a South Region game, No. 1 seed UVA (31-2) meets No. 16 seed UMBC (24-10) in the NCAA tournament's first round.
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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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