Virginia entered Saturday with three tennis players still alive for singles honors at the 2015 NCAA Tennis Tournament. Saturday's matches were played indoors because of bad weather, and it is likely Sunday's semifinals will be inside as well.
Collins' quest the repeat as NCAA Singles champion fell short, as she lost to UNC's Jamie Loeb in three sets, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4. The loss snapped a 16 match winning streak for the junior. Collins is only a junior, so we'll likely see her back on the court next year.
The #8 seeded Shane dropped his first set of the tournament, but prevailed over Felipe Soares of Texas Tech in a close 7-6(4), 4-6, 6-3 victory.
Shane will face off with Quentin Monaghan of Notre Dame today at 1pm EDT. Monaghan defeated Shane in March when Virginia played Notre Dame in Indiana.
Kwiatkowski looked like he was going to be the only straight set winner on the men's side when he won his first set 6-4, and then went up 3-0 in the second. Winston Lin of Columbia battled back to win the second set 7-5, and broke Kwiatkowski in the third at 5-4. Lin had two match points, but failed to convert, as Kwiatkowski knotted the deciding set at 5-5 with a break of his own. Lin pushed Kwiatkowski in the next game, but the Hoo held, and proceeded to break Lin at love to win the next game and the match - 6-4, 5-7, 7-5
Kwiatkowski faces the fourth ACC player in the semifinals, Wake Forest's Noah Rubin at 1pm EDT. Rubin was considered the top incoming freshman in college tennis this season, and has lived up the billing. After skipping the fall season to play pro events, he has compiled a 25-3 record this spring, including wins over both Shane and Monaghan.