May 25, 2009
The Virginia doubles team of Dominic Inglot and Michael Shabaz beat Davey Sandgren and John-Patrick Smith of Tennessee 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4 in the NCAA doubles championship Monday morning in College Station, TX.
The Cavalier duo is the first ACC team to ever win the NCAA doubles title. Inglot and Shabaz are also the first unseeded pair to win the championship since 2003.
The win was the 41st of the season for Inglot and Shabaz, giving them the school record for doubles wins in a single season. It was an especially sweet way for Inglot to cap off his time at Virginia. He finishes his career with a singles record of 62-39 and a doubles record of 88-24.
This is the third straight year that Virginia has captured a tennis NCAA championship. Somdev Devvarman won individual singles championships in 2007 and 2008.