January 22, 2009
The Cavalier men's tennis team opens up its home schedule on Friday night, hosting Illinois at the Boar's Head Sports Club. The match will begin at 6:00pm in a battle of two teams ranked in the nation's top 15.
Virginia enters ranked fifth in the country and topped William and Mary, 7-0, in its season opener on Tuesday. The Cavaliers are led by Michael Shabaz, Dom Inglot, Houston Barrick, and Sanam Singh. Shabaz is the highest ranked Cavalier, boasting a number eleven mark so far this season. Singh and Barrick form the third ranked doubles tandem in the nation as well.
Illinois enters as the country's 15th ranked team. The Fighting Illini come in with a 3-0 record, after topping Toledo, Ball State, and Pepperdine this past weekend. The Wave are currently ranked 14th in the country, but are expected to drop after being topped by Illinois.
Click on the above video link to hear the Cavaliers' thoughts on opening their home schedule.