Senior William Parker picked up the Tar Heels' only victory on Sunday.
Senior William Parker picked up the Tar Heels' only victory on Sunday.
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Top-Ranked Virginia Downs Tar Heels 6-1
Release: 03/24/2013

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Top-ranked Virginia (13-0, 2-0 ACC) handed the #70 North Carolina men's tennis team (7-10, 0-4 ACC) a 6-1 loss on Sunday at Boar's Head Sports Club. The Tar Heels were not able to overcome a slow start despite two singles matches going to three sets.

After taking the doubles point, the Cavaliers won three consecutive singles matches at the #3, #5 and #6 singles positions to seal the victory.

Virginia's trio of nationally ranked doubles teams got the Cavaliers off to a fast start.

The 46th-ranked pairing of Alex Domijan and Mitchell Frank defeated Brett Clark and William Parker, 8-1. The second-ranked duo of Jarmere Jenkins and Mac Styslinger then secured the doubles point for the Cavs, taking down Esben Hess-Olesen and Nelson Vick by a score of 8-4. The match at No. 3 doubles was halted as a result.

Virginia found similar success in singles play, with two players ranked in the Top 5 and all six of their players nationally ranked. 

At the No. 3 seed, #1 Alex Domijan beat #113 Nelson Vick, 6-1, 6-1, to put Virginia up 2-0. No. 12 Marc Styslinger maintained the Cavs momentum, taking down #114 Oystein Steiro by a score of 6-2, 6-1 at the No. 5 position.

No. 70 Harrison Richmond sealed the match for Virginia by defeating Maik Ulrich at No. 6 singles, 6-3, 6-4.

Senior William Parker tallied Carolina's only victory by gritting out a three-set match over #22 Ryan Shane at No. 4 singles by a count of 1-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Virginia went on to claim #1 and #2 singles, including another three-set match at No. 1 singles that saw #5 Jarmere Jenkins edge #35 Esben Hess-Olesen, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4.  

The Tar Heels will get a short break before traveling to Atlanta on Friday, April 5th, for a 2:30 p.m. match.

#1 Virginia 6, #70 North Carolina 1

Doubles (Team Winning Majority Of Matches Earns One Team Point)

Order of match finish: (2, 1)

1. #2 Jenkins/Styslinger (UVa) def. Vick/Hess-Olesen (UNC), 8-4

2. #46 Frank/Domijan (UVa) def. Clark/Parker (UNC), 8-1

3. #27 Shane/Uriguen (UVa) led Steiro/Coxe (UNC), 7-6 (DNF)

Singles (One Team Point Per Singles Match)

Order of match finish: (3, 5, 6, 2, 4, 1)

1. #5 Jarmere Jenkins (UVa) def. #35 Esben Hess-Olesen (UNC), 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

2. #81 Mitchell Frank (UVa) def. #104 Brett Clark (UNC), 6-2, 6-4

3. #1 Alex Domijan (UVa) def. #113 Nelson Vick (UNC), 6-1, 6-1

4. William Parker (UNC) def. #22 Ryan Shane (UVa), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4

5. #12 Mac Styslinger (UVa) def. #114 Oystein Steiro (UNC), 6-2, 6-1

6. #70 Harrison Richmond (UVa) def. Maik Ulrich (UNC), 6-3, 6-4

Records: North Carolina (7-10, 0-4 ACC), Virginia (13-0, 2-0 ACC)

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