Cavaliers Claim Fourth ACC Men's Tennis Championship Crown
April 20, 2008
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - Top-seed Virginia captured the 2008 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Tennis Championship title, as the Cavaliers shut out No. 7 seed Miami 4-0 on Sunday afternoon at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs, Fla. The league crown marks the second straight and fourth in the last five years for the Cavaliers.
Senior Treat Huey was tabbed the ACC Most Valuable Player. The Alexandria, Va. native was instrumental for the Cavaliers at the No. 2 spot, as he gave them a 2-0 lead in both the semifinals against Wake Forest and in Sunday's championship match versus Miami.
The Cavaliers remain unbeaten in 2008, extending their winning streak to 28 matches. The win over Miami, which had eliminated No. 2 North Carolina and No. 3 Florida State from the tournament to make its first appearance in the championship final, was the second straight shut out victory in the title match for Virginia.
The nation's No. 1 tandem of Somdev Devvarman and Huey were in the lead in their match against the seventh-ranked duo of Daniel Vallverdu and Carl Sundberg from Miami, but did not finish once the point was clinched.
In singles, Huey gave the Cavaliers a 2-0 advantage as he defeated Subramanian 6-2, 6-1 at the No. 2 position. Shabaz was the next Cavalier to win, cruising to a 6-3, 6-1 win at court five, and Angelinos came through for Virginia in the ACC Tournament for the second year in a row with a 6-3, 6-2 triumph over Barnabas Carrega.
ACC teams will now wait a week and a half before the NCAA makes its 2008 postseason selections. The 64-team field will be announced on Tuesday, April 29, while individual invitations are scheduled for Wednesday, April 30.
Today's championship match will be available On-Demand by 9 p.m. on ACC Select (www.ACCSelect.com). Fans can also catch earlier coverage of the quarterfinals and semifinals on ACC Select.