Men’s Tennis Advances

Sunday, May 16 2010 by Tim - 1 comments

I dropped by the Snyder Tennis Center yesterday afternoon to catch a few minutes of NCAA first-round action between the #1-ranked Virginia Cavaliers and Navy. Apparently, it was good that I only allotted a few minutes to be there, because that was seemingly all it took for the Hoos to drop Navy 4-0. There’s frankly not a whole lot to say about this match because the Midshipmen were simply not in the same league of players as the Cavaliers. I overheard a few Navy players commenting that they didn’t play poorly – they just got beat. Virginia took the doubles point quickly with wins at #2 and #3,...

Women’s Tennis Advances to ACC Quarterfinals

Thursday, April 22 2010 by Tim - 1 comments

In much the same way that the women’s lacrosse team dispatched Virginia Tech today, the women’s tennis team took care of business in opening round action of the 2010 ACC Women’s Tennis Championships. Matching up against Boston College, the Cavaliers cruised to a 4-0 victory that likely would have been 6-1 or 7-0 if it had been played out. Most of the victories weren’t even close. The Cavaliers took the doubles point by winning at No 1 and No 2 doubles 8-3 and 8-2, respectively; they followed that up by notching decisive wins at No 5 (6-1, 6-3) and No 1 (6-2, 6-2). Scottish player Katie Gater closed...

Men’s Tennis Rolls, Shabaz Named ACC Player of the Week

Wednesday, March 24 2010 by Tim - 0 comments

The #1-ranked Virginia Men’s Tennis team won three matches in as many days this past weekend by a combined tally of 21-4 as they continued their hot streak that started in early February. After dropping their first regular season contest in several years – a 3-4 loss at #14 Kentucky, the Cavaliers have reeled off 17 consecutive wins, including their third consecutive ITA Indoors National Championship. None of the matches have really even been close, as Virginia has won by a combined score of 110-11. And they’re not exactly playing scrubs, either. That stretch included wins over #18 Virginia Tech...

Inglot and Shabaz Win Doubles Title

Monday, May 25 2009 by Tim - 0 comments

Just a quick heads up – earlier this afternoon the Virginia doubles pair of senior Dominic Inglot and sophomore Michael Shabaz won the NCAA Doubles Championship. The unseeded pair, having already upset the #1 seed , took out the #2 seed in three sets. Aside from the obvious good things about this (an individual national title is always a good thing), there’s some other interesting points. This marks the third consecutive individual tennis title Virginia has brought home. This is also the first NCAA doubles title for any team from the ACC (Virginia seems to be breaking all sorts of ACC records of...

Tennis Players Advance to Semifinals

Sunday, May 24 2009 by Tim - 1 comments

The Virginia men’s tennis team may have dropped out of the NCAA Tournament earlier than expected this year (they fell 0-4 to USC last weekend) but a few of the Cavalier players are making waves in the singles and doubles tournaments. On Thursday, the unseeded doubles team of Dominic Inglot and Michael Shabaz defeated the #1 seeded from Ole Miss. They followed that up with a straight-sets win over the team from Texas Tech on Friday. Yesterday, they defeated another seeded team, the #5-8 team from Pepperdine. Inglot and Shabaz will face familiar foes Clay Donato and Taylor Fogleman of North Carolina...

Quick Lacrosse Update

Sunday, May 10 2009 by Tim - 0 comments

The Virginia Men’s Lacrosse team hosts Villanova at 2:30pm today in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. It’s the second of four games today, with Maryland traveling to Notre Dame for the noon game and UMass/Princeton and Siena/Syracuse battling later in the evening (5pm and 7:30pm respectively). The other four first round games were held yesterday. I was able to watch a good part of the Hopkins/Brown game, which was good since Virginia faces the winner if they get past Villanova today. Hopkins defeated Brown 12-11 in overtime in the first game yesterday in what turned out to be the only real...

Men’s Tennis Advances to Sweet Sixteen

Saturday, May 09 2009 by Tim - 1 comments

The Virginia Men’s Tennis team defeated ACC foe North Carolina 4-0 this afternoon at the sun-drenched Snyder Tennis Center. The Cavaliers started off slow in both doubles and singles but managed to absolutely dominate the visiting Tar Heels. So strong was Virginia that after they fell at #1 doubles, they didn’t drop a single set the rest of the afternoon. Virginia’s #1 doubles team of Dominic Inglot and Michael Shabaz fell behind quickly to the Carolina team of Taylor Fogleman and Clay Donato and were not able to fully recover as they fell 3-8. The pair just never seemed to get into a rhythm. Luckily...

A Chance at Redemption?

Friday, May 08 2009 by Tim - 1 comments

About three hours from now the Virginia Men’s Tennis team will begin the final stage of its quest for an NCAA Championship. They host Navy in the first round of the NCAA tournament at 1pm at the Snyder Tennis Courts, a little over a mile from where I sit right now. They’re the #1 team in the country. They’re the #1 seed in the tournament. They’re the only undefeated team in the nation. They’re the three-time defending ACC Champions. The only thing missing? A national title. A year ago today, the Cavaliers were in much the same situation. They were #1 in the country. They were the #1 seed. They...

Boland ACC Coach of the Year, Four Make All-ACC Team

Thursday, April 16 2009 by Tim - 0 comments

I’m not going to be able to recap the dominance any better than the ACC’s own article did, so I’ll just quote it: Top-ranked Virginia, which just completed a third straight unbeaten regular season against Atlantic Coast Conference opposition, placed four student-athletes on the 2009 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Team announced today by the league office. … The Cavaliers, who seek their third straight title and fifth in six seasons as the 2009 ACC Championships get under way today in Cary, N.C., led all schools with their four selections to the 18-member squad. … Boland’s Cavaliers have led the...

M Tennis Wins ITA National Team Indoors

Monday, February 16 2009 by Tim - 0 comments

Just a quick heads up, the #5 Virginia Men’s Tennis team just defeated their bitter rival, #3 Georgia, to win the ITA National Team Indoors title for the second consecutive year. All told, they defeated #12 Tulsa, #4 UCLA, #8 Tennessee and #3 Georgia (as well as #45 Arkansas and #39 East Tennessee State in the qualifiers) along the way, dropping a total of 4 points in 6 matches. Congratulations to Brian Boland and the Virginia Men’s Tennis Team!