Skip to simplified nav
Men's Tennis Rolls to 6-1 Win at Wake Forest

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. The No. 1 Virginia men’s tennis team secured its outright claim to the 2009 ACC regular season championship with a 6-1 win over No. 25 Wake Forest Friday afternoon at the Wake Forest Indoor Tennis Center. The Cavaliers improve to 25-0 and 10-0 in the conference, while the Demon Deacons fall to 17-8 overall and 7-3 in the ACC.

“This was a great win for us against a very good Wake Forest team on the road,” said Virginia head coach Brian Boland. “We are getting better with each match. Today’s match was a reflection of the strong week of practice we had. We are looking forward to completing our regular season tomorrow at NC State.”

The Cavaliers took the 1-0 lead by sweeping the three doubles matches. Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) and Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) topped Iain Atkinson and Carlos Salmon 8-2 at the No. 2 position. Virginia clinched the opening point when Dominic Inglot (London, England) and Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) upset the No.1 ranked team in the nation, Cory Parr and Steve Forman, 8-6 at the top position. Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) and Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.) completed the doubles sweep with an 8-6 win at No, 3 over David Hopkins and Jonathan Wolff.

Virginia extended its lead to 2-0 early in singles play as Singh cruised to a 6-2, 6-2 win over Forman at the No. 2 position. Courtney extended the Cavaliers’ lead to 3-0 with his 6-2, 6-3 win over Atkinson at No. 5 singles. Shabaz clinched the victory for Virginia with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Wolff at No. 3 singles. Singer added a 6-4, 6-3 win over Jason Morganstern at No. 6 singles and Barrick downed Hopkins 7-6, 6-0 to make the score 6-0. Wake Forest recorded its only win of the day at No. 1, where Parr edged Inglot in a third-set match tiebreaker. In the breaker, Parr had three match pointsm up 9-6, before Inglot won four straight points to have a match point of his own at 10-9. Parr won the final three points to take the breaker 12-10.

The win was Virginia’s 41st consecutive win over an ACC opponent (regular season and tournament).The Cavaliers have now won at least a share of the ACC regular season title every season since 2004.

The Cavaliers conclude their regular season on Saturday as they visit NC State. With a victory, Virginia would complete their third consecutive undefeated ACC regular season and accomplish the feat for the fourth time in the past five years.

No. 1 Virginia 6, No. 25 Wake Forest 1

1. #14 Inglot/Shabaz (UVa) def. #1 Parr/Forman (WF) 8-6
2. #6 Barrick/Singh (UVa) def. Atkinson/Salmon (WF) 8-2
3. Singer/Courtney (UVa) def. Wolff/Hopkins (WF) 8-6

1. #21 Cory Parr (WF) def. #17 Dominic Inglot (UVa) 7-6(2), 2-6, 12-10
2. #25 Sanam Singh (UVa) def. Steve Forman (WF) 6-2, 6-2
3. #20 Michael Shabaz (UVa) def. Jonathan Wolff (WF) 6-3, 6-3
4. #73 Houston Barrick (UVa) def. David Hopkins (WF) 7-6(4), 6-0
5. Drew Courtney (UVa) def. Iain Atkinson (WF) 6-2, 6-3
6. #82 Lee Singer (UVa) def. Jason Morganstern (WF) 6-4, 6-3

Order of Finish
Doubles: 2,1,3
Singles: 2,5,3,6,4,1




Top Videos
Jeff White
De'Andre Hunter
Hunter Continues to Blossom for 'Hoos
Men's Basketball
Another strong performance off the bench by redshirt freshman De'Andre Hunter helped No. 2 Virginia rally for a 59-49 win at Wake Forest on Sunday night.
Debbie Ryan
1992-93 Cavaliers Step Back Into Spotlight
Women's Basketball
The 1992-93 Virginia women's basketball team will be honored Sunday at John Paul Jones Arena as part of National Girls and Women in Sports Day.
De'Andre Hunter (12) and Jack Salt (33)
'Hoos Make Themselves at Home in Atlanta
Men's Basketball
No. 2 Virginia, which plays Sunday at Wake Forest, stretched its winning streak to nine games with a victory over Georgia Tech in Atlanta on Thursday night.

Jeff White

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.

More Headlines
Online Stores
Cavalier Auctions
Cavalier Team Shop