Jan. 31, 1998
Men's Tennis Opens Dual Match Season with Win
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The University of Virginia men's tennis team opened its 1998 spring dual match schedule with a 6-1 win over Ball State late Saturday night (Jan. 31) in Ann Arbor, Mich. This marked the first meeting ever between the two schools. The loss was Ball State's first of the season.
The Cavaliers jumped to an early lead by capturing two of three doubles matches to win the doubles point. Virginia's highly-touted freshman tandem of Huntley Montgomery and Brian Vahaly recorded a relatively easy 8-0 win over Ryan Baxter and Kevin Donovan at #2, while Bear Schofield and Hyon Yoo defeated Juan Fernandez and J.D. Hall 8-4 at #3 to win the doubles point. Ball State got its only doubles win at #1 as the nation's 41st-ranked doubles team of Bryan Smith and Patrick Vizzone downed Virginia's Justin Smith and John Winter 9-8 in a hard-fought match.
Virginia head coach Thomas Johnston used a newly formulated singles line-up to great effectiveness as the Cavaliers claimed the victory with straight-set wins in five of six singles matches.
Montgomery and Winter got things going early for the Cavaliers with quick wins over their opponents. Montgomery downed Vizzone 6-1, 6-1 at #3, while Winter defeated Hall 6-1, 6-0 at #6.
Yoo, Virginia's only nationally ranked player (84th), defeated Baxter 6-3, 6-3 at #2, while Justin Smith dispatched Fernandez 7-6, 6-3 at #5.
Vahaly, one of the top recruits in the nation this season, is slowly returning to form after an injury-plagued fall season. He began the spring season with a nifty 6-2, 6-1 win over Donovan at #4.
Ball State's Bryan Smith was the only Cardinal to gain a win. The nation's 26th ranked singles player defeated senior Bear Schofield 7-5, 6-3 in the closest singles match of the evening.
Selflessness Fuels Cavaliers' Latest TriumphMen's Basketball2/6/16Ninth-ranked Virginia totaled 17 assists in its 64-50 win over ACC rival Pittsburgh at the sold-out Petersen Events Center on Saturday afternoon.'Hoos Heading Into Hostile TerritoryMen's Basketball2/5/16At noon Saturday, in a game to be shown on the ACC Network, No. 9 Virginia (18-4, 7-3) plays Pitt (17-4, 6-3) at the Petersen Events Center.Unorthodox Move Paying Off For CollinsTrack & Field, Cross Country2/4/16Cam Collins transferred in 2014 from Hampden-Sydney College, where he played basketball, to UVA, where he competes on the track & field team.
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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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