Virginia Cavaliers men's tennis

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Virginia Cavaliers men's tennis
Virginia Cavaliers text logo.svg
University University of Virginia
Head coachAndres Pedroso (1st season)
Conference ACC
Location Charlottesville, VA
Home Court Snyder Tennis Center
Nickname Cavaliers (official)
Wahoos (unofficial)
ColorsOrange and Blue [1]
         
NCAA Tournament championships
2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
NCAA Tournament runner-up
2011, 2012
Conference Tournament championships
2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017
Conference regular season champions
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

The Virginia Cavaliers men's tennis team represents the University of Virginia in NCAA Division I men's tennis as part of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The team is coached by Andres Pedroso. Since 1997, the Cavaliers have played at the Sheridan Snyder Tennis Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. During the indoor portion of their season, they play on the Boyd Tinsley Courts at the nearby Boar's Head Sports Club. [2]

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Virginia has won four recent NCAA Championships, their first in 2013 followed by three consecutive national titles in 2015–2017.

History

The program first experienced a major renaissance when the program built new facilities and hired former coach Brian Boland as head coach in 2002. In his third season, he led the team to their first ACC regular season and tournament titles. [3] The Cavaliers reached their first finals of the NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Championship in 2011, falling to the USC Trojans by a score of 4-3. The program's first NCAA title came two years later, with the Cavaliers defeating UCLA in the finals. [4]

The team has won the NCAA championship four times, in 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017. Their 2013 title was the first men's tennis title won by an ACC team. [4] Additionally, the team has also won the ITA National Team Indoor Championship six times. [5] The Cavaliers have won the ACC regular season title 13 times, all consecutively from 2004 to 2016. They were also the ACC Tournament champions in 11 of those years. From April 2006 to February 2016, the Virginia Cavaliers men's tennis team beat 140 consecutive ACC opponents. [6] This winning streak is a record across all ACC sports.

On May 24, 2017, Andres Pedroso was named director of tennis and head coach of the team, replacing Boland who had accepted the Head of Men's Tennis position at USTA Player Development. [7]

Notable former players

Honors

Individual NCAA Champions

All-Americans

  • Brian Vahaly (1999, 2000, 2001)
  • Huntley Montgomery (2001)
  • Doug Stewart (2004, 2005)
  • Somdev Devvarman (2006, 2007, 2008)
  • Nick Meythaler (2006)
  • Rylan Rizza (2006)
  • Treat Huey (2007, 2008)
  • Dominic Inglot (2008, 2009)
  • Michael Shabaz (2009, 2010, 2011)
  • Sanam Singh (2009, 2010)
  • Drew Courtney (2010, 2011, 2012)
  • Alex Domijan (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Jarmere Jenkins (2012, 2013)
  • Mitchell Frank (2012, 2014, 2015)
  • Mac Styslinger (2013)
  • Ryan Shane (2015, 2016)
  • Luca Corinteli (2015, 2016)
  • Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (2015, 2016, 2017)

ITA National Coach of the Year

Information about honors and former players cited from the 2017 team fact book

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References

  1. University of Virginia Athletics Current Logo Sheet (PDF). July 10, 2017. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
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