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Boland Named ACC Coach of the Year; Four Hoos Named All-ACC

Sanam Singh, courtesy Cavalier DailyThe ACC announced its 2010 Men's Tennis honors today, and Virginia led the pack with four Cavaliers named to the 18-member All-ACC team, and head coach  Brian Boland recognized as the ACC Coach of the Year for the third straight season.   Making the list are freshman Jarmere Jenkins, sophomore Drew Courtney, junior and two-time honoree Michael Shabaz,and junior and three-time honoree Sanam Singh. 

This is Boland's fourth overall ACC Coach of the Year recognition.  He has coached the Cavaliers to their seventh straight regular-season ACC title, and Virginia (32-1) enters ACC Championship play with a record 58 consecutive wins (that's over the span of four years, folks) against conference opposition. The Cavaliers' 32 wins this season tie a school record, set in 2008 and matched last year.

All four Cavaliers on the list are ranked nationally, led by Shabaz at 9th and followed by No. 15 Singh, No. 51Courtney, and No. 55 Jenkins.  The four combine for a 124-28 overall singles record.  Courtney and Shabaz play at No. 1 in doubles, ranked 11th in the country with a 16-3 record.  Jenkins pairs with Lee Singer in doubles, and Singh pairs with Houston Barrick (and are 32nd in the country).

The ACC Tournament starts today, but with a first round bye, the top-seeded Wahoos will be looking to defend their back-to-back-to-back ACC titles starting tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. against either Miami or NC State. (Update 12:15pm: Miami defeated NC State 4-1 this morning, so Virginia will face 8th-seeded Miami tomorrow.)