NCAA CHAMPIONS: Virginia's Jenkins/Styslinger Duo Wins NCAA Doubles Crown
Monday May 27, 2013
May 27, 2013
URBANA, Ill. - The Virginia duo of Jarmere Jenkins (College Park, Ga.) and Mac Styslinger (Birmingham, Ala.) won the fifth NCAA Individual title in school history, capturing the NCAA Doubles Championship over Chris Camillone and David Holiner of Texas 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 Monday at the Atkins Tennis Center. Earlier in the day, Jenkins' bid for the NCAA Tennis Triple Crown came up short as he suffered a 7-6(8), 6-4 loss to Blaz Rola of Ohio State in the NCAA Singles Final.
Jenkins and Styslinger become the third NCAA Doubles Champions in Virginia history. Michael Shabaz and Dominic Inglot won the title in 2009 and Shabaz defended his title the following year, teaming with Drew Courtney.
In this year's final, the Texas duo took an early 4-1 lead as the match started outdoors. The rain then came and the rest of the match was played indoors. Each team held serve in the next four games as the Longhorn pair took the first set.
The Cavalier pair took a lead in the second set as they broke Holiner's serve to go up 3-1. They later broke Holiner's serve again four games later to close out the 6-2 set and force a third set.
In the final set, the Texas team took a 3-2 lead by breaking Styslinger's serve. The Cavalier pair answered by breaking Camillone in the next game to get back on serve at 3-3. Jenkins and Styslinger had two break points on Holiner's serve two games later, but couldn't take advantage and the final set was tied at 4-4. After Styslinger held at love for a 5-4 lead, the Cavalier pair broke Camillone in the next game to clinch the 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 victory.