Oct. 16, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE - Eight members of the Virginia men's tennis team will be in action at the ITA Atlantic Regional, which begins Thursday at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center on the campus of Virginia Tech. Main draw play starts Friday with seven Cavaliers in action in singles and all eight in doubles.
In singles, Virginia has five of the top 16 seeds in the main draw, including three of the top four. Sophomore Mac Styslinger (Birmingham, Ala.) is the tournament's No. 1 seed, while classmates Ryan Shane (Falls Church, Va.) and Harrison Richmond (Pawleys Island, S.C.) are the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds respectively. Senior Justin Shane (Falls Church, Va.) is the No. 10 seed and first-year J.C. Aragone (Yorba Linda, Calif.) is the No. 16 seed. First-year Jordan Daigle (Lafayette, La.) and sophomore Jonathan Cornish (London, England) are also in the singles main draw.
The Cavaliers have three of the top eight seeds in doubles. The pair of Styslinger and Aragone is the top seed in the draw, with J.Shane/Richmond seeded No. 3 and R.Shane/Daigle seeded No. 8. Cornish and sophomore Alex Scheinman (Los Angeles, Calif.) make the fourth Virginia duo in the draw.
The tournament runs through Tuesday in Blacksburg. The singles and doubles champion will automatically qualify for the ITA Intercollegiate Indoor Championships next month at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
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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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