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No. 1 Men's Tennis Notch Pair of 7-0 Wins over BC, LSU

Michael Shabaz, courtesy UVa Media RelationsThe No. 1 Virginia men's tennis team recorded a pair of shutout wins on Saturday at the Boyd Tinsley Courts at the Boar's Head Sports Club, downing No. 35 LSU and Boston College, both by 7-0 scores. The Cavaliers improve to 10-1 on the season while running its home winning streak to 56 matches.

Virginia opened the day with a 7-0 win over No. 35 LSU (0-4). The doubles point was tight, as the No. 1 and No. 2 matches went to tiebreakers after Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) and Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) won at No. 3 doubles for Virginia. Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.) and Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) won the tiebreaker at No. 1 doubles to clinch the opening point for Virginia. Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) and Jarmere Jenkins (College Park, Ga.) won the tiebreaker at No. 2 doubles to complete the sweep.

There was no drama in singles play, as the Cavaliers won all six matches in straight sets. Singh topped Sebastian Carlsson 6-0, 6-2 at No. 2 singles to make the score 2-0. Shabaz's 6-4 6-2 win over Neal Skupski at the top position increased the lead to 3-0. Courtney clinched the win at No. 4 doubles with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Stefan Szacinski. Philippe Oudshoorn (Apeldoorn, The Netherlands), Jenkins and Barrick won their matches at No. 6, No. 3, and No.5 respectively to complete the 7-0 win.

In the second match of the day for Virginia, the Cavaliers topped Boston College 7-0 in their ACC opener. In doubles, UVa swept all three matches with the team of Courtney and Shabaz winning at No. 1, Oudshoorn and Steven Eelkman Rooda (Amersfoort, The Netherlands) winning at No. 2 and the team of Milo Johnson (Tulsa, Okla.) and Julen Uriguen (Guatemala City, Guatemala) winning at No. 3.

Virginia swept all six doubles matches against Boston College (3-5, 0-4 ACC) in straight sets. Singh, Courtney, and Oudshoorn all won their second singles match of the day, while Singer, Rooda and Santiago Villegas (Bogota, Colombia) also added wins for the Cavaliers.

The win over the Eagles was Virginia's 49th consecutive win over ACC opponents (regular season and postseason).

The Cavaliers will return to action on Tuesday as they visit No. 19 Virginia Tech. Match time in Blacksburg is set for 5 p.m.