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Friday, February 13, 2009

Defending Champion Virginia Bounces Tulsa in Men's Indoor First Round

©Colette Lewis 2009--
Chicago, IL--

No. 5 seed and defending Indoor champion Virginia had no trouble with No. 12 Tulsa Friday night at the Midtown Tennis Club. Although their No. 1 doubles team was beaten to open the match, the Cavaliers took that point, and won the first set in all the singles matches. Drew Courtney gave Virginia its second point with a 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 6 over Ross Cunningham, and at No. 5, also in the back, hard-to-see courts, Steven Rooda gave the Cavaliers their third point with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Ashley Watling.

Michael Shabaz, who was down a break early in his match with Philip Stevens, found his return game midway through the first set, to put Virginia into the quarterfinals with a 6-3, 6-2 victory.

For complete scores, see the ITA results page.


Joe said...

Ron Burgundy award goes to Brugues of Tulsa taking a "medical" timeout down a set and a break 5-4 with UVa about to clinch the dual match so that he wouldn't have a dual match loss on the record. You stay classy Arnau.

Hoos and Bruins should be a war. I'd favor Va 4-3 now but probably favor UCLA in the spring. I'm sure UCLA isn't logging huge amounts of indoor court time out there in sunny California.