Forget sports this week, I'm here to cheer you up after that Nationwide commercial. Yikes.
Let's get to it.
Last Monday, former Virginia tennis superstar Dom "the Bomb" Inglot and his doubles partner Florin Mergea upset the top-seeded Bryan Brothers to advance to the quarterfinals in the Australian Open, 7-6, 6-3. Unfortunately, they fell in the next round, but the win was the biggest of his career and a huge achievement. Congrats, Dom!!
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Women's Basketball picked up a pair of wins to go to 15-7 (5-4 ACC) for the season so far. First, they used a barrage of three pointers, including Mikayla Venson's perfect 6-6 performance from behind the arc, to take down NC State. Venson scored 22 points, eight of which occurred over the last five minutes to erase a five point deficit and set the Hoos up for the win. Her 6-6 mark from beyond the arc was the first in Women's Basketball history. Faith Randolph contributed 17 points and eight rebounds to the effort.
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Next, Virginia went to Clemson where they emerged victorious, 77-72, despite almost losing a 19 point lead to a ferocious Tiger comeback. The Hoos put forth an extremely balanced attack, with Lauren Moses, Sarah Imovbioh, and Breyana Mason all scoring 15 points, with Mikayla Venson adding 12 of her own.
Next up, the Hoos go to No.4 Notre Dame on Thursday at 7pm.
No.10 Women's Tennis took down No.21 South Carolina, 5-2, to improve to 3-1 on the season. The Hoos host No.9 Georgia TONIGHT, so get out to Boar's Head at 6pm to support.
Congrats to Danny Aiken, former Wahoo long-snapper, and former graduate athletic trainer Billy Lang, for their victory last night in Super Bowl 49.
Joe Harris (#SWOON) dropped 26 points on the Red Claws (?!) in his second game with the Canton Charge, improving on his first output of 18 points. He's been spending time down there just to see increased minutes before being pulled back up to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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No.2 Men's Basketball looks to go all Liam Neeson in Clash of Clans on North Carolina tonight in their first of three 'Big Monday' games.
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"I don't know you, North Carolina, but if you think you can humiliate us by handing us a loss for a second straight game, think again. Oh, I'm coming for you with lots of three balls and dunks. I can't wait to destroy the Dean Dome while you beg for mercy. But you will get no mercy."
Imagine Justin Anderson saying that, and some of your pre-game stress may go away.
Game airs on ESPN at 7pm.