Cavs Bounce Bulldogs, Advance to Another NCAA Final

On Tuesday we'll find out if the third time is the charm for the Virginia men's tennis team, in its ongoing quest for its first-ever NCAA championship.

The Cavaliers advanced to the NCAA Tournament final for the third straight year with a 4-1 win over Georgia in Monday's semifinals. UCLA beat Ohio State in Monday's other semifinal, setting up a match-up of the tournament's top two seeds in Tuesday's championship match.

Virginia took a 1-0 lead by winning the doubles point on Monday, but the Bulldogs pulled even when Ben Wagland beat Jarmere Jenkins 7-5, 6-3 at No. 1 singles. Mitchell Frank won the No. 3 singles 6-3, 6-3 to put the Cavaliers back in front, then Julen Uriguen extended the lead to 3-1 with a 6-3, 7-5 win at No. 6 singles.

Alex Domijan clinched Virginia's third straight semifinal win with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 win at No. 2 singles.

Virginia hasn't faced UCLA since a 4-2 UVa win in the 2010 NCAA quarterfinals. The Cavaliers lost to USC in each of the past two national finals.

Tuesday's match begins at 2 p.m. Eastern Time.


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