CHARLOTTESVILLE The No. 1 Virginia men’s tennis team remained undefeated on the season with a 4-3 victory over No. 25 Duke Friday at the Boyd Tinsley Courts at the Boar’s Head Sports Club. The Cavaliers improve to 23-0 overall and 8-0 in the ACC with the victory, while the Blue Devils fall to 12-6 (5-3 ACC).
Duke took a 1-0 lead by winning the doubles point. It was only the second time all season that the Cavaliers lost the doubles point. Virginia got an 8-3 win at No. 3 from Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.) and Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.), but the Blue Devils scored wins at No. 1 and No. 2 to take the opening point.
The Cavaliers rallied in singles, winning five of the six first sets. Virginia evened the match as Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) topped Kiril Dimitrov 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2 singles. Dominic Inglot (London, England) gave the Cavaliers a 2-1 lead with his 7-6, 6-0 win at No. 1 over Reid Carleton. That advantage was extended to 3-1 as Courtney completed a 6-3, 7-5 win over Luke Marchese at No. 6 singles. After Duke had cut the lead to 3-2 with a win at No. 3 singles, Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) clinched the Cavalier win as he downed Jared Pinsky 6-3, 6-2 at No. 4 singles.
The win was also Virginia’s 39th consecutive win over an ACC opponent (regular season and tournament) and 46th consecutive home victory, extending both school records.
The Cavaliers will conclude the home portion of their regular season schedule on Sunday as they host North Carolina. Match time at the Snyder Tennis Center is 1 p.m.
No. 1 Virginia 4, No. 25 Duke 3
1. Dimitrov/Michel (Duke) def. #6 Barrick/Singh (UVa) 9-8(7)
2. Arnould/Holland (Duke) def. #14 Inglot/Shabaz (UVa) 8-5
3. Singer/Courtney (UVa) def. Carpenter/Pinsky (Duke) 8-3
1. #17 Dominic Inglot (UVa) def. #38 Reid Carleton (Duke) 7-6(1), 6-0
2. #25 Sanam Singh (UVa) def. #55 Kiril Dimitrov (Duke) 6-2, 6-2
3. Dylan Arnould (Duke) def. #20 Michael Shabaz (UVa) 6-4, 6-3
4. #73 Houston Barrick (UVa) def. Jared Pinsky (Duke) 6-3, 6-2
5. Alain Michel (Duke) def. Steven Eelkman Rooda (UVa) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
6. Drew Courtney (UVa) def. Luke Marchese (Duke)_6-3, 7-5
Order of Finish
NCAA Quest Begins for Iceland NativeTrack & Field, Cross Country5/24/18A three-time ACC champion in the hammer throw, Virginia junior Hilmar Jonsson competes Thursday at the NCAA East Preliminary meet in Tampa, Fla.Lynch Shines Again in His Season FinaleBaseball5/23/18In what was probably his final appearance for UVA, junior left-hander Daniel Lynch struck out seven Tuesday against Florida State in the ACC tournament.UVA Pioneer Ready for Next ChapterFootball5/21/18Kent Merritt, who's retiring next month from his position in the history department, was among the first African-American football players at Virginia.
Director of News Content
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.
Aswin Lizen Falls in NCAA Singles First Round
M. Tennis | 5/23/2018
Junior Aswin Lizen was eliminated with a 7-6, 6-3 loss to No. 10 Mazen Osama in the first round...
Lizen Begins NCAA Singles Championship Wednesday
M. Tennis | 5/22/2018
Junior Aswin Lizen will face Alabama's Mazen Osama on Wednesday, May 23 at 11:30 a.m. in the...
Ross Named ITA Atlantic Region Rookie of Year
M. Tennis | 5/21/2018
Freshman Gianni Ross was named the 2018 Atlantic Region Rookie of the Year, the 11th player in...
Virginia Falls to Columbia, 4-2
M. Tennis | 5/12/2018
The Cavaliers' season came to an end with a 4-2 loss to Columbia in the second round of the NCAA ...
Virginia Downs VCU 4-0 in NCAA Opener
M. Tennis | 5/11/2018
The Cavaliers advance to the second round where they will face No. 16 Columbia on Saturday, May...
Virginia Begins NCAA Championship Friday in NY
M. Tennis | 5/9/2018
The Virginia men's tennis team begins its title defense on Friday, May 11 at 10 a.m., taking on...
Two Cavaliers Named to All-ACC Teams
M. Tennis | 05/03/2018
Carl Söderlund was named First Team All-ACC while Aswin Lizen was named to the second team.
Two Cavaliers Selected for NCAA Singles Championship
M. Tennis | 05/02/2018
Sophomore Carl Söderlund and junior Aswin Lizen have earned spots in the 64-player field of ...
- Online Stores