Cavalier Sports Weekly Roundup
The Hoos continued their slump to finish the regular season, falling 2-0 at NC State and finishing sixth in the ACC a year after winning the NCAA title. UVa rebounded, however, with an impressive 1-0 victory over 3rd seeded Wake Forest on Wednesday in the first round of the ACC Tournament. The win gives the Cavs the right to a rematch with Maryland (the Terps embarrassed Virginia at Klockner earlier this year) Friday at 5:30 PM in Cary, NC.
The women fell 1-0 to Boston College in the ACC quarters, but still earned a solid #2 seed in the NCAA Tournament, along with the honor of hosting the first two rounds. The Cavs will play Lehigh at 5PM on Friday, and will battle the winner of South Carolina and UNC Greensboro on Sunday should they advance.
UVa lost to Duke. Enough about that already. Next up is Maryland at 3:30 on Saturday in the final home game of the season.
The Hoos had no trouble in an easy exhibition victory over Roanoke College Saturday at JPJ, outscoring the Maroons 82-50. The season opener is Friday night, at home against William and Mary.
#22 Virginia destroyed the competition on Saturday at Mem Gym, cruising to season-opening match wins over Anderson, Gardner-Webb, and Rider. Virginia lost just one of its 30 bouts, with the lone defeat coming in a forfeit. Next up: the Hershey Duals in Pennsylvania on Nov. 13.
The up-and-down UVa Volleyball season continued this weekend, as the Hoos were swept at home by Maryland (a team they previously swept), but followed it up with a sweep of their own against Boston College on Senior Day. UVa (13-12, 7-8) finishes the year with a five-game road trip starting Friday.
The Cavaliers handled sixth seeded Duke in their opening-round ACC tournament game, but lost another heartbreaker to the Tar Heels of North Carolina in overtime in the semis, 1-0. Virginia hosts the Charlottesville regional of the NCAA tournament this weekend, taking on Michigan State Saturday and potentially the winner of Princeton and Wake Forest on Sunday.
UVa’s Brett Johnson won the Cavalier Open Friday, marking his first career victory. UVa heads to Louisville next for the NCAA Regionals.
Senior Michael Shabaz had his historic run at the Virginia National Bank Tennis Championships come to an end on Sunday. He fell to world No. 149 Robert Kendrick 6-2, 6-3 in the singles final of the ATP Challenger Tour event. Shabaz was the first collegiate player to reach the final since 1987.
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