2011 NCAA Men's Tennis Singles Field Includes 11 from ACC

May 4, 2011

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Eleven Atlantic Coast Conference student-athletes - including five from league champion Virginia - will be among the 64 competitors in the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Singles Championships, to be held May 25-30 at Stanford University's Taube Tennis Center.

Freshman Alex Domijan of Virginia earned the ACC's automatic qualifying spot and will be joined by teammates Michael Shabaz, Sanam Singh, Drew Courtney and Jarmere Jenkins. Virginia's five players selected for singles play sets a new NCAA tournament record for a 64-player field. UCLA placed five student-athletes in the 1982 NCAA field, but the draw consisted for 69 players.

Duke placed two players in the field in sophomore Henrique Cunha and senior Reid Carleton. Florida State's Vahid Mirzadeh, ACC Player of the Year Guillermo Gomez of Georgia Tech, North Carolina's Jose Hernandez and Virginia Tech's Luka Somen also earned tournament spots.

Three ACC players are among the top eight seeds - Domijan at No. 2, Shabaz at No. 3 and Cunha at No. 8. Duke's Carleton and Georgia Tech's Gomez were among the 9-16 seeded players.

Five ACC tandems are among the 32-team doubles field, led by reigning 2010 NCAA champions and ACC automatic qualifiers Courtney and Shabaz of Virginia. The Cavalier team of Domijan/Jenkins was also selected, as were Duke's Carleton/Cunha, Florida State's Mirzadeh/Connor Smith and Georgia Tech's Kevin King/Juan Spir. Courtney and Shabaz received the No. 2 overall seed in the doubles field, while Carleton and Cunha were ranked among the 5-8 teams.

The individual singles and doubles championships will be held at Stanford following the NCAA Team Championships, which are set to conclude on May 24.

The ACC will also be well-represented in the NCAA men's team competition, which gets under way on May 13. No. 1 seed Virginia, No. 11-seeded Duke, No. 15 Georgia Tech, No. 16 North Carolina, Miami, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Maryland and Florida State all earned spots in the field, tying the Southeastern Conference for the most teams selected (nine).

Below is a complete list of ACC student-athletes who will be competing in the NCAA Division I singles and doubles championship tournaments.

ACC Automatic Qualifier
Alex Domijan, Virginia

At-large selections
Reid Carleton, Duke
Drew Courtney, Virginia
Henrique Cunha, Duke
Guillermo Gomez, Georgia Tech
Jose Hernandez, North Carolina
Jarmere Jenkins, Virginia
Vahid Mirzadeh, Florida State
Michael Shabaz, Virginia
Sanam Singh, Virginia
Luka Somen, Virginia Tech

Seeds 1-8
2. Alex Domijan, Virginia
3. Michael Shabaz, Virginia
8. Henrique Cunha, Duke

Seeds 9-16
Reid Carleton, Duke
Guillermo Gomez, Georgia Tech

ACC Automatic Qualifiers
Drew Courtney/Michael Shabaz, Virginia

At-large selections
Henrique Cunha/Reid Carleton, Duke
Connor Smith/Vahid Mirzadeh, Florida State
Kevin King/Juan Spir, Georgia Tech
Jarmere Jenkins/Alex Domijan, Virginia

Seeds 1-4
2. Drew Courtney/Michael Shabaz, Virginia

Seeds 5-8
Reid Carleton/Henrique Cunha, Duke

Alternate Doubles Selections
5. Brennan Boyajian/Jose Hernandez, North Carolina
6. Iain Atkinson/David Hopkins, Wake Forest