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Tennis and track sprint ahead as AG promises his love #Gilltheendoftime.

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Rapid Fire

-Former Virginia tennis star Dom Inglot is playing in the upcoming Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, and he has got himself an impressive partner.

-Women's Field Hockey second year Tara Vittese earned a silver medal with the US Junior National Team in the Junior Women's Pan American Championship. The US team fell to Argentina in the finals, and Vittese scored three goals over the course of the tournament. Congrats, Tara!

-Current Washington National and former Virginia baseball star, Ryan Zimmerman, now has a field in his name in southwest DC. Zimmerman Field, which will be used primarily by the Capitol Hill Little League. The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, Under Armour, the Nationals Dream Foundation, and Zimmerman all contributed to the construction of the field.

-Incoming first year basketball player DeAndre Hunter earned a high honor to cap off his senior season at Friends Central. This class is looking more impressive by the day...

-Justin Anderson, who has started eight straight games for the Dallas Mavericks, notched his first career NBA double-double on Friday in a win over the Memphis Grizzlies. Simba finished with 19 points, 10 rebounds, and three blocks. Virginia fans aren't surprised, but it's nice to see JA contribute on the big stage.

-The No.13 Women's Lacrosse team took down Navy 13-9 to pick up their first road win of the season. Kasey Behr and Kelly Boyd each had a hat trick in the win, and Maggie Preas hauled in 11 draw controls to help lead Virginia to victory. Virginia has a rough stretch to end the season with road games at No.6 Louisville and No.1 (and three-time defending champ) Maryland before finishing up at Virginia Tech.

-Virginia Track and Field cleaned up at the UVA quad meet, taking down Columbia, Penn, and Maryland on both the men's and women's side. Bridget Guy and Christine Bohan broke Virginia records in the pole vault and shot put, respectively. In men's action, Virginia won seven events, including three victories from first years - Hilmar Jonsson took the title in the hammer throw, Oghenakpobo Efekoro won the shot put, and Charles Bowman came in first in the 110m hurdles.

In Saturday's Lou Onesty/Milton G. Abramson Invitational in Charlottesville, the women won five events and the men three. Next up, the Hoos host the Virginia Challenge April 22-23.

Virginia Men's Track and Field has seen a lot of recent success and are up to No.6 in the rankings, a new record!

-Virginia golfer Derek Bard played in the Masters this week. While he didn't make the cut, it's still very impressive. Well done, Derek.

-No.3 Men's Tennis picked up three wins over the past week, defeating No.14 Florida 5-2, Georgia Tech 5-2, and Clemson 7-0. The Hoos are now 20-3 (9-1 ACC) on the season and host No.6 Wake Forest on Friday to determine the regular season champs. Get to Snyder Tennis Center at 3pm, and get loud!

-No.15 Women's Tennis defeated Virginia Tech 6-1, giving Virginia a 9-5 lead in the Commonwealth Clash. Just two more points are needed for the Hoos to secure victory over the Hokies. Baseball, softball, men's and women's track and field, men's and women's golf, and women's lacrosse still remain.

-A HUGE Streaking the Lawn congratulations to Anthony and Jenna Gill who got married this weekend in North Carolina. Former Virginia coach (and current Liberty head coach) Ritchie McKay presided over the ceremony, and teammates Malcolm Brogdon, London Perrantes, Devon Hall, and Darius Thompson all served as groomsmen.

One of the best days of my life! #Familia #WWE

A photo posted by London Perrantes (@londontyus) on

But of course, Evan Nolte may have gotten the best shot of the night:

Check out #Gilltheendoftime for more posts on Instagram and Twitter.

HOO-mongous Win

Virginia football has been sharing workouts and snippets of practice with the fans via social media, but this time they let the alumni get an up close and personal view of the #HoosRising movement. Coach Bronco Mendenhall and the coaching staff held an alumni weekend, welcoming back former players like Morgan Moses, Aaron Brooks, Wali Lundy, Brent Urban, and Ant Harris (among MANY others).

Super Bowl champion Danny Aiken was on hand, and brought some serious bling.

Additionally, Mark Hall and Zach Bradshaw passed their tempo runs, making them eligible for practice. Way to go, guys!

As football lurks around the corner, it's exciting to see the current and former players embrace the Bronco era. Go Hoos!