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May 20, 2013
URBANA, Ill. -- The Virginia men's tennis team advanced to the NCAA Tournament final for the third consecutive year, downing Georgia 4-1 in a semifinal match Monday at a windy Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex. The second-seeded Cavaliers (29-0) will meet top-seeded UCLA (29-1) in Tuesday's championship match.
The Cavaliers took a 1-0 lead by winning the doubles point for the 27th time in 29 matches this season. Alex Domijan and Mitchell Frank got Virginia on the board with an 8-3 victory at No. 2 over Nathan Pasha and Garrett Brasseaux. At No. 3, Justin Shane and Julen Uriguen rallied from an early 3-0 deficit to win eight of the next nine games, defeating Eric Diaz and Marco Nunez 8-4 to clinch the point.
In singles, the Cavaliers took four of the six first sets, but it was Georgia who captured the first match off the courts. At No. 1, Ben Wagland topped Jarmere Jenkins 7-5, 6-3 to even the score at 1-1. Virginia retook the lead as Frank completed a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Austin Smith at No. 3 singles. The advantage stretched to 3-1 as Uriguen defeated Nunez 6-3, 7-5 at No. 6 singles.