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
Margin of Error Gone for CavaliersMen's Lacrosse4/29/16To become eligible for an NCAA men's lacrosse tournament bid, Virginia (7-7) must upset second-ranked Brown (13-1) on Saturday night.UVA Spring Football NotebookFootball4/27/16With spring practice over, Virginia head coach Bronco Mendenhall and his assistants have turned their focus to recruiting.Cavaliers Push On With Heavy HeartsBaseball4/25/16No. 21 Virginia, coming off an emotionally draining weekend in Coral Gables, Fla., meets ODU at noon Tuesday in Norfolk at Harbor Park.
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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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