Jan. 4, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia men's tennis team will begin the 2017 season as the No. 1 team in the Oracle/ITA Men's National Team Rankings, released today (Jan. 4) by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. It marks the 10th-consecutive year the Cavaliers have been in the preseason top five and the seventh time that the Cavaliers have opened the year as the nation's top-ranked team.
The defending national champions have two singles players and a doubles teams in the latest individual rankings, also released Wednesday. Senior Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (Charlotte, N.C.) begins the season ranked No. 39 in the singles rankings. Senior J.C. Aragone (Yorba Linda, Calif.) will begin the season ranked No. 58. Kwiatkowski and senior Luca Corinteli (Alexandria, Va.) are ranked No. 20 in doubles.
Virginia opens the 2017 season on Friday, Feb. 3 at Vanderbilt. The Cavaliers will play their first home match on Saturday, Feb. 11, taking on No. 11 Florida at 5 p.m. the Boyd Tinsley Courts at the Boars Head Sports Center.
Diakite's Impact Growing for CavaliersMen's Basketball12/15/17Redshirt sophomore Mamadi Diakite has been a positive presence around the basket for No. 16 Virginia, which hosts Davidson on Saturday afternoon at JPJ.Welsh Connection Adds to Bowl StorylinesFootball12/14/17Virginia (6-6) meets Navy (6-6) in the Military Bowl, Dec. 28 in Annapolis, Md. George Welsh is a former head coach of each team.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.
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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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