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Monday Motivation: 12 May

Tennis and baseball rule the week.


First of all, I'd like to thank the composite calendar for making my life easier. Let's make this one quick.

Baseball swept the visiting Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech by way of 4-3, 4-3, and 3-1 victories. The wins push the No.1 ranked Wahoos to 41-9 (21-6 ACC), and mark the ninth season in the last eleven that Coach Oak's team has hit the 40 win mark.

The sweep of Georgia Tech is the first since 2005, and the win gives Virginia their 9th ACC win in as many tries this season. Sunday's matchup honored three Virginia seniors: Artie Lewicki, Whit Mayberry, and Austin Young.  The Cavaliers will finish their regular season with a series against Wake starting Thursday.

Both men's and women's tennis took to the court this week for the opening of NCAA tournament play, and both fared well.

The women's team cruised to a 4-0 victory over Youngstown State in the NCAA Regionals before going on to crush Kentucky 4-1, punching their ticket to the Round of 16 for the fourth straight year. Virginia, the three seed, will play 13 seeded Baylor on Thursday.

On the men's side of the house, Virginia blanked Army 4-0 and handled Penn State 4-1 in their quest to defend their NCAA title from 2013. Their wins also propel them to the Round of 16, but for the 11th straight season (so dominant). Next up is either Notre Dame or Ole Miss on Friday.

Women's lacrosse avenged a regular season loss to Princeton by way of a 13-11 victory. The win puts the Hoos in the third round of the NCAA tournament, and earns them a chance to take on third-seeded North Carolina in the quarterfinals.

So, if you think you're having a rough week, remember that Seth Allen chose to leave Maryland to go to Blacksburg. It could always be worse.