UVa's Jarmere Jenkins will play for the NCAA tennis singles and doubles championships Monday in Illinois.
The senior is looking to become the first men's player to win the National Championship in the team, singles, and doubles competition in the same year in over a decade.
Alex O'Brien (Stanford - 1992), Bob Bryan (Stanford - 1998), and Matias Boeker (Georgia - 2001) are the only other players to accomplish the feat.
Jenkins is the 3-seed in the singles tournament, and reached the finals with a 7-6(1), 7-6(3) semifinal victory over No. 9-16 seed Sebastian Fanselow of Pepperdine.
The Wahoos captain will play No. 9-16 seed in Blaz Rola of Ohio State in the final Monday at noon.
Rola defeated Jenkins 6-4, 6-2 in the National Team Indoor Championships earlier this season.
His appearance in the title match marks the fifth time a Cavalier will play for the NCAA Singles Championship.
Somdev Devvarman was the last Cavalier to play for a national title, winning back-to-back titles in 2007 and 2008.
Jenkins and freshman Mac Styslinger made it to the finals in the doubles bracket as the 4-seed with a 7-5, 6-3 upset of 2-seed Henrique Cunha and Raphael Hemmeler of Duke.
They become the third Virginia team to reach the NCAA Doubles Final.
Michael Shabaz and Dominic Inglot won the title in 2009, and Shabaz won with Drew Courtney in 2010.
Styslinger and Jenkins will play unseeded Chris Camillone and David Holiner of Texas in the final Monday.
Mike Shiers joined the NBC29 News Team as a weekend sports anchor in September of 2009. Email
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