April 6, 2012
The second-ranked Virginia men’s tennis team remained unbeaten in ACC play as it downed Clemson 6-1 on Friday. The Cavaliers (18-1, 8-0 ACC) have now won 11 straight.
Virginia took the doubles point to open the match. Justin Shane and Steven Rooda got Virginia started with an 8-5 win at No. 2 over Gerardo Meza and Zachary Rigsby. Jarmere Jenkins and Drew Courtney followed with an 8-5 win at the top spot over Yannick Maden and Ayrton Wibowo to secure the opening point.
In singles, the Cavaliers quickly doubled their lead as Mitchell Frank didn’t drop a game in his win over Meza at the No. 2 spot. Alex Domijan followed with a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 3 over Wibowo. Shane won the clinching match with his 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 4 over Dominique Maden.
The Tigers’ lone point of the afternoon came at No. 6 where Rigsby defeated Philippe Oudshoorn 6-0, 6-4. Courtney added a third-set match-tiebreaker victory at No. 5 over Hunter Harrington and Jenkins downed Yannick Maden in straight sets at No. 1 to close out the 6-1 win for Virginia.
The win was Virginia's 86th consecutive victory against ACC competition, extending its conference record.
The Cavaliers will conclude its regular season road schedule on Saturday as they visit Georgia Tech. Match time in Atlanta is 3 p.m.