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May 21, 2010
ATHENS, Ga. - The top-seeded Virginia men's tennis team advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the sixth consecutive year with a 4-0 win over No. 16 Duke Friday afternoon at the Dan Magill Tennis Center. The Cavaliers (38-1) will meet either Stanford or UCLA in the quarterfinals on Sunday.
"I thought we picked up where we left off in the regional last week against Wake Forest," said head coach Brian Boland. "I feel like we are getting better and better each day. We played a very complete match today. I still think we can take it to another level, but I was impressed with our level of performance from top to bottom."
Virginia took a 1-0 lead by taking the doubles point from the Blue Devils (20-9). Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) and Jarmere Jenkins (College Park, Ga.) cruised to an 8-3 win over Alain Michel and Torsten Wietoska at No. 3 doubles. At No. 2, Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) and Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) clinched the opening point for the Cavaliers with an 8-6 win over Dylan Arnould and David Holland, breaking Holland's serve at 6-6 for the only break of the match.
"With our depth, it is hard to beat us when we get the doubles point," said Boland. "With that being said, you still need to come out and fight for every point. It is hard to believe a match is over just because one team wins the doubles point. It is certainly something that gives us a boost and is something we take pride in."