Virginia's Ryan Shane captured the 2015 NCAA Tennis Men's Singles title on Sunday, defeating Wake Forest's Noah Rubin 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1. Shane becomes just the second Cavalier to capture the men's singles title, behind Somdev Devvarman who completed the feat in 2007 and 2008.
Shane, who was down the first set 2-5 before a rain delay sent the players indoors, where he ultimately dropped the first set 3-6. Wake Forest's Rubin had the opportunity to win the match on his own serve, up 4-5, before something clicked in Shane that allowed the junior to break Rubin's serve and win the second set in a tiebreak, 7-4. He would then roll over the freshman in the third set, 6-1.
For Wake Forest, it was the program's best singles performance to date, and bodes well for their future.
Shane was one of the ITA National Indoor Championship semifinalists this past fall.
Proud and happy for Ryan Shane and all his teammates. What a great way to end the season with Ryan winning the NCAA singles championship.— Brian Boland (@CoachBoland) May 25, 2015