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2008 NCAA Tennis Championships

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#1 Seed Virginia 4, #16 Seed Michigan 0
Friday, May 16, 2008
Doubles
1.#1 Somdev Devvarman/Treat Huey (V) vs. Matko Maravic/Andrew Mazlin (M) DNF
2.Dominic Inglot/Michael Shabaz (V) def. #38 Jason Jung/Mike Sroczynski (M) 8-4
3.Houston Barrick/Sanam Singh (V) def. Chris Madden/George Navas (M) 8-3
Singles
1.#1 Somdev Devvarman (V) vs. #64 Matko Maravic (M) DNF
2.#28 Treat Huey (V) def. Jason Jung (M) 6-4, 6-2
3.#17 Dominic Inglot (V) def. Andrew Mazlin (M) 6-3, 6-4
4.Sanam Singh (V) vs. Mike Sroczynski (M) DNF
5.Michael Shabaz (V) def. Chris Madden (M) 6-3, 6-0
6.Ted Angelinos (V) vs. George Navas (M) DNF

Order of Finish: Doubles - 3, 2; Singles - 5, 3, 2

 

POST MATCH QUOTES

Virginia Head Coach Brian Boland
On today's match...
"I thought it was a great start to the tournament for us. I thought we played really well, especially in doubles. We have been working on doubles really hard the last few weeks. I thought we were clicking on all cylinders. We executed well, we moved well, we played well together. It was a good start and obviously I am happy with where we are at, and now we'll get ready for the next match."

On Michael Shabaz...
"He is just getting better and better. We knew when he came in as a freshman he could do great things for us. He just continues to improve with each match he's palyed all spring. Give a lot of credit to him, he's done a lot of extra workouts. He is really focused right now, playing the best tennis he's played all year. I just couldn't be more proud of him. He played great today."

Virginia Player Dominic Inglot
On his play today...
"I was pretty happy with it. Mike played great, and I fed off that a little bit. We got an early break, but they broke back so we had to step up our game and got a second break. In singles, the serve was really good. I feel like if I am serving really well, it puts a lot of pressure on the opponent so that makes it easier for me. I am pretty happy with my whole game today."

Michigan Head Coach Bruce Berque
Obviously, a tough draw to play the No. 1 team...
"Yeah. It's a tough draw, but we got exactly what we deserved. We were the 16th seed in the country and so we played the one seed, and that's the way it works. I don't think there's any easy draws either. Our guys played Virginia earlier in the year and had a very competitive match, and they were looking forward to it. But, they're very good and they're undefeated for a reason."

Talk about your team...
"I'm really proud of them. We accomplished a lot this year and they've gotten better. Obviously as a coach that's what you're trying to do, to help your team get better and they've done a good job this year. It's the best performance in an NCAA tournament we've had for 20 years, well before any of us were here, so they have a lot to be proud of. We have one senior, and we have a lot of freshman and sophomores in the lineup to hopefully, it bodes well for the future."

Are there any weaknesses in the Virginia lineup?
"Oh, for sure, I'm not saying that an individual spot in the lineup is a weakness, but if they didn't have any weaknesses they certainly wouldn't be in college. They've got weaknesses, and I think we identified them. I think our guys felt like and Shawn (assistant coach) and I felt like if our team played their absolute best and competed at their highest possible level we honestly felt like we had a chance to win, but we knew anything short of that would not give us much of a chance. Of course they have weaknesses, but they're also the best college players in the country at this point."

POST MATCH NOTES

Virginia improved to 31-0, remaining as the nation's only undefeated team . . . the 31 wins of the season is a new school record . . . breaking last year's mark of 30 victories . . . Virginia won the doubles point for the 26th time this year, and has a 26-0 mark when winning the doubles . . . Michigan ends the season with a 20-7 record . . . Virginia now leads the all-time series 10-3 . . . the Cavaliers advance to the quarterfinals for the fourth straight year.

 
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