Virginia men's tennis team wins third-straight national championship

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Virginia men's tennis team wins third-straight national championship
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25 May, 2017

"I want to congratulate the University of North Carolina on an unbelievable match and a great season", said Virginia head coach Brian Boland.

Virginia edged out the doubles point to start the match - seniors Thai-Son Kwiatkowski and Alexander Ritschard won the deciding set 7-5 to put the Cavaliers up 1-0. The junior duo are now one of the hottest doubles teams in the country, going from unranked to the Top-10 in in just over two months after compiling a 6-1 against ranked pairs including wins over then No. 2 Robert Loeb and Jan Zeilinski of Georgia and No. 9 Trevor Foshey and Niclaus Braun of Mississippi State. The second-ranked duo of Lee and Rioux will face Kansas' 37th-ranked Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum and Nina Khmelnitckaia in the first round at a time to be announced.

The top four singles matches, similar to the doubles matches, were evenly lopsided.

Unfortunately, UNC's #1 and national #22 Ronnie Schneider did not fare as well, nearly getting blanked in the first set and generally seeming off his game.

Junior Lily Miyazaki's season came to an end Wednesday with a loss to LSU's Joana Valle Costa in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Championships. Ritschard easily topped Schneider 6-1, 6-3 on court 1.

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After falling behind 3-0 to begin the match, the 51st-ranked Hagar won the next two games to return the set to serve, eventually tying it at 3-all and 4-all. Zielinski took a win to move the score to 3-3, and the final point was eventually reliant on Loeb.

J.C. Aragone defeated Jack Murray 7-6 (2), 6-2 on court 5 to clinch the match for Virginia, which entered the tournament as the No. 2 seed. Their composure was evident.

Miyazaki's individual tournament appearance was the Sooners' first since Anda Perianu represented Oklahoma at the NCAA singles championships in 2004.

The Tar Heels made Virginia work in singles action to earn the championship.

After just over four hours of competing at the Lindsey Hopkins Indoor Courts in Athens, Georgia, Stanford proved to have more magic left in its tank, as the Tar Heels fell for the third and final time in the NCAA quarterfinals, 4-2.


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