May 17, 2009
The Virginia men's tennis team fell to USC 4-0 in the NCAA quarterfinals on Sunday, ending its bid for an NCAA championship.
The match actually started on Saturday with USC winning the doubles point, but thunderstorms in College Station, Texas caused singles play to be postponed until Sunday. Already up 1-0, the Trojans would pick up right where they left off. Robert Farah defeated UVa's Dominic Inglot at #1 singles 6-3, 6-1 for USC's 2nd point. Steve Johnson then topped Sanam Singh 6-3, 6-4 to push the lead to 3-0. Then Abdullah Magdas took down Houston Barrick in three sets 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 to secure the win for the Trojans.
Virginia finishes the season with a record of 32-1 for the second straight year. Inglot, Singh and Michael Shabaz will begin competing for the NCAA individual championship on Wednesday, while the teams of Inglot and Shabaz, and Singh and Barrick will begin competing for the NCAA doubles championship on Thursday.