In their last match before hosting the ITA National Indoor Championship, the top-ranked Virginia men's tennis team knocked off 9th-ranked UCLA in a one-sided 6-1 affair.
The Hoos took the doubles point with wins at #1 and #2 doubles. Doubles pair Mac Styslinger and Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, ranked fifth nationally, kicked things off with a 6-2 win over UCLA's Joseph Di Giulio and Karue Sell. When Ryan Shane and Luca Corinteli topped Mackenzie McDonald and Martin Redlicki, 6-3, the opening point was secured for the Cavaliers. The Shane/Corinteli pair is ranked #15.
Virginia secured the win in similarly dominating fashion, winning the first five singles matches to finish. Henrik Wiersholm beat Di Giulio in the #6 slot, 6-1 6-2. Kwiatkowski, ranked second in the country, followed suit with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Gage Brymer. JC Aragone sewed things up for the Hoos with a 7-6, 6-4 victory over Logan Staggs.
UCLA did not win its point until the last match, a 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 win for Sell over Styslinger.
Highlights of the match are below, courtesy of WVIR NBC 29.
The ITA National Indoor Championship starts Friday, February 12 at the Boyd Tinsley Courts at the Boar's Head Sports Center. Virginia kicks things off with a 6:30 pm matchup with #16 San Diego. The championship match will be held Monday, February 15. Admission to the tournament is free, as is admission to all UVa home tennis matches.