Men Tennis ACCtion: Monday, January 18

Jan. 18, 2010

Virginia Blanks W&M 15-0 in Season Opener

CHARLOTTESVILLE - The No. 2 Virginia men's tennis team opened its 2010 dual match season with a 15-0 victory over No. 75 William & Mary Monday night at the Boyd Tinsley Courts at the Boar's Head Sports Club. The Cavaliers (1-0) won their 49th consecutive home match while handing the Tribe (4-1) their first loss of the year.

The match used an alternative scoring method agreed upon by both teams. The match consisted of five doubles matches and 10 singles matches, all worth one point for a total of 15 points available.

Play began with the No. 7-10 singles matches. Philippe Oudshoorn, Santiago Villegas and Dino Dell'Orto all won their Cavalier dual match debuts and Steven Eelkman Rooda also added a victory for Virginia, who jumped out to a 4-0 lead.

Arnould Wins Duke Invitational Singles Title

DURHAM, N.C. - Senior Dylan Arnould repeated as singles champion of the Duke Invitational on Monday, defeating North Carolina's Brennan Boyajian in three sets.

Arnould, ranked No. 62 in the ITA singles rankings, won all three of his singles matches over the weekend to win the tournament with 30 overall points, 11 more than Boyajian. Arnould also won the Duke Invitational in 2008 with a 3-0 record and is now 8-1 all-time in the tournament.

On Monday, Arnould lost the first set to Boyajian, who is ranked No. 99. Arnould fought back to take the second set 6-4 and then broke out to a 4-1 lead in the final set. Boyajian battled back to even the score at 5-5 but Arnould was able to push through for the title with two straight games to win 3-6, 6-4, 7-5. With the win Arnould improves to 8-3 in singles on the year.

Tar Heels Cap Preseason With Duke Invitational - North Carolina Recap Coming Soon