The Virginia tennis team has won the first NCAA national team title in program history.
The Cavaliers won the 2013 national championship with a 4-3 win over top-seeded UCLA Tuesday afternoon at the University of Illinois. Virginia had lost the last two championship matches, both against USC.
Virginia won the doubles point, then got a straight set wins from Justin Shane (6-2, 6-2) to take an early 2-0 lead. UCLA took the No. 2 and No. 4 singles points to even the match, before Jarmere Jenkins won 7-6, 6-3 at No. 1 singles to put the Cavaliers back in front 3-2.
Karue Sell completed a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Virginia's Julen Uriguen at No. 6 singles to pull the match even again at 3-3, meaning the outcome hinged on Adrien Puget and the Cavaliers' Mitchell Frank at No. 3 singles.
Puget had taken the first set 0-6, before Frank forced a third set with a 6-4 win. Frank fought off championship point at 4-5 before rallying for the 7-5 win, giving the Cavaliers the national championship.
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