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Jenkins and Sock Fall Short at Charlottesville Men's Pro Challenger Doubles

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UVA senior tennis player Jarmere Jenkins and doubles partner Jack Sock lost in the championship match of the Charlottesville Men's Pro Challenger tennis tournament Sunday at the Boar's Head Sports Club.

Jenkins and Sock won three matches during the tournament to get to the finals, but they were unable to complete the run, as the duo fell 7-5, 6-1 in the championship match against Australians John Peers and John-Patrick Smith.

Jenkins' former teammate Michael Shabaz lost in the singles finals of the tournament during his senior season, before advancing to the NCAA semifinals, and the current senior is hoping for a similar springboard this year.

Jenkins says, "I think the number one expectation is to get that team title. I think its something that's been haunting us the past couple of years, and I think this year is our year."

The senior says playing against seasoned professionals should be a big benefit heading into the season.

"These guys play on tour all year," says Jenkins, "so with me being in college right now, and prepping for that, it was a really good experience for me."

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