Virginia's quest for an NCAA title in men's tennis will have to continue for at least another year.
USC is the national champion for a fourth consecutive season after beating the Cavaliers 4-2 in the title match. Rain in Athens forced play indoors after a two-hour delay, and the Trojans didn't clinch their victory until almost 1 a.m. Wednesday.
It's the fourth straight year the Trojans have eliminated Virginia, and their second consecutive win over the Cavaliers in the national championship.
The Cavaliers earned the doubles point before the rain delay. But once singles play began indoors the Trojans took control of the match. Jarmere Jenkins (3-6, 2-6) and Drew Courtney (4-6, 2-6) went down in straight sets to give USC a brief lead, before Mitchell Frank finished off a 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 3 to pull things even 2-2.
But Alex Domijan's 4-6, 5-7 loss at No. 2 meant the Cavaliers needed wins from both No. 5 Justin Shane and No. 6 Julen Uriguen to clinch the national title. The final two singles matches were delayed because Georgia's indoor facility only has four courts.
Both matches ended up going three sets. USC's Yannick Hanfmann outlasted Shane in a tie-breaker to win the match 6-4, 2-6, 7-6, clinching the Trojans' fourth straight national championship.
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