The day after Virginia senior Danielle Collins became the first Virginia women's tennis player to take home the prestigious All-American title, junior Thai-Son Kwiatkowski followed suit twice - defeating Dominik Koepfer of Tulane 6-0, 6-2 for the singles title in the event, and teaming with senior Mac Styslinger to win the doubles title 3-6, 6-2, 1-0(10-7) over the team of Brett Clark and Robert Kelly of North Carolina.
Koepfer was the 4 seed in the tournament, while Kwiatkowski was the 3 seed. Kwiatkowski becomes the third Virginia men's tennis player to win the tournament, which is considered a national title by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Alexander Domijan and Mitchell Frank each won the tournament twice in a four year span between 2009 and 2013. Kwiatkowski's victory means that the Hoos have won the men's singles title at the event 5 of the last six years.
The men's All-American field suffered from some notable absences, as 6 of the top 10 players in the preseason collegiate rankings elected to bypass the event, including the top 4 players in the country. Virginia junior and defending NCAA singles champion Ryan Shane was not in the field. Nonetheless, Kwaitkowski dismissed Koepfer with ease, despite Koepfer's #10 preseason ranking. For greater detail, see Bobby Knight's (no, not THAT one) game-by-game recap of the match.
Kwaitkowski returned to the court to play in the doubles championship after a short break. After jumping out to a 3-1 lead in the first set, the Virginia duo dropped 5 straight games and the first set, 6-3. The Hoos roared back in the second set, dominating the Tar Heel pair 6-2 to set up a 10 point tiebreaker for the title. Virginia jumped out to an early lead at 4-2, before dropping four straight points, giving UNC a 6-4 advantage. The Heels would only win one more point, as Virginia leveled the tiebreaker at 6, and then pushed ahead to clinch the tiebreaker at 10-7.
Kwiatkowski and Styslinger became the third Virginia pair to win the All-American doubles title. Somdev Devvarman and Treat Huey won Virginia's first All-American title in 2007, and the team of Drew Courtney and Michael Shabaz won in 2010. For Styslinger, the title is especially sweet, as he previously lost a doubles final in this event 2012.