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UVa Men's Tennis Beats Cal 4-0 in NCAA Tournament Round of 16

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The Virginia men's tennis team reached the NCAA quarterfinals for the ninth consecutive season with a 4-0 victory over California Thursday in a round of 16 match at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex at the Atkins Tennis Center. It marked the second consecutive year the Cavaliers (27-0) downed the Bears (16-10) in the round of 16.  

Virginia won the doubles points.   The 'Hoos then won three straight singles matches to seal the deal.  Alex Domijan won his match 6-2, 6-4.  Mac Styslinger won his match 6-4, 6-1 and Julen Uriguen won his match 6-0, 6-1.

"I thought we came out and played well for a first match," said head coach Brian Boland. "It is always tough to play a first match of a tournament. We felt like we prepared well for this event and that showed today."

"I thought we were pretty sharp today," said Domijan. "Doubles was a little tough because they are really good at those positions. In singles, we were aggressive at every position, 1-6, and it showed. I think it was good to get a match on these courts under our belt and now we have to get ready for a tough quarterfinal match."

Virginia will meet Tennessee in the quarterfinals on Saturday. The two teams have met three times over the past five years at the ITA National Team Indoor Championship, but have never before played in the NCAA Tournament.

The Cavaliers' streak of nine consecutive NCAA quarterfinals is tied with Georgia for the longest active streak in the nation. 

The Virginia-Tennessee quarterfinal will start at noon CT (1 p.m. ET) on Saturday on the campus of the University of Illinois. 

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