Virginia Captures Second Consecutive ACC Men's Tennis Championship
April 24, 2005
CARY, N.C. - The top-seeded Virginia Cavaliers won their second straight ACC Men's Tennis Championship Sunday afternoon at the Cary Tennis Center defeating third-seeded Florida State, 4-1. Junior Darrin Cohen of Virginia was named Tournament Most Valuable Player after recording a perfect 5-0 mark during the championship including a 2-0 record in singles play and a 3-0 mark in doubles action.
The Cavaliers posted an early 1-0 lead taking the doubles point with wins at the second and third flight. Somdev Devvarman and Treat Huey downed the Seminoles' Chris Westerhof and Jeff Groslimond at flight number two, 9-7. At the third position, Virginia's Cohen and Doug Stewart registered an 8-4 win over Jonathas Sucupira and Sam Chang.
In singles action, Virginia's Rylan Rizza allowed just one game to Sucupira at number three en route to a 6-1, 6-0 victory. At the sixth flight, Cohen won in straight sets over FSU's Chip Webb, 6-1, 6-4, while Mat Cloer got Florida State on the board at the number one singles flight with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Stewart. The Cavaliers would clinch the match at number two as ACC Freshman of the Year Somdev Devvarman notched a 6-0, 6-1 straight set victory over Ytai Abougzir to give Virginia the 4-1 victory.